On this Sunday today’s read is from Mary Rose Kulczak, a writer for various parent and child publications. She is a wife and mother of three sons, and currently resides in Saline, Michigan. Here’s an excerpt:
Church attendance is on a rapid decline. The “nones,” survey respondents who say they have no religious affiliation, are the fastest-growing group in the United States every year. We now have a generation of adults that grew up not attending worship services weekly, and they are raising their children in a similar fashion.
So why aren’t parents taking their children to weekly worship?
When surveyed, parents often respond that their children and teens do not want to attend worship. This democratic approach to family decision-making only seems to apply to church attendance, however.
Why should church attendance be considered a powerful tool for parents to boost their children’s mental health? We can look to the research for the answer.
Read the entire column here.
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