The headline screams, “Millennials Leaving the Church in Droves!” It’s enough to make a parent fear for their child’s faith. Is there anything we can do to turn the tide for our child? Any wisdom for helping our kids keep their faith?
If you’re a Christian parent, no doubt you want your kids to follow Christ, too. The apostle John summed up this heart desire when he wrote, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4) When a child, teen, or young adult lives out their faith, there is simply no greater joy. But there is also no greater heartbreak than when a child leaves their faith.
While parents can’t guarantee their children will keep their faith—their faith is their choice—there are some proactive steps parents can make to help. After more than two and half decades of parenting, here are 10 tips I’ve learned to help kids keep their faith.
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