Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Barna: Parenting Approach Determines Kids' Devotion to Christ.

We already know that parents really influence their kids' faith, but what I'm puzzling over is what are the Key approaches that parents employ that make or break their child's faith. Here's Barna's article.


  1. I'm fascinated by this book - or the overall question. I am curious to know how many people in his survey that are "godly" adults now didn't grow up in the "right" home. As I look at my grandparents and now parents and their parenting, the one thing I think I've concluded is that a parent has to live a very open and passionate life of following Christ. Hypocrisy is a killer. That wasn't stated well, but I think you'll get it. Parenting styles are much less important than how a life is lived.

  2. Tim,
    I think you're right. I wonder, though, if passionately spiritual parents of integrity can undermine their kids' faith by using bad parenting skills?
    And, on another theme, does love really cover a multitude of parenting "sins"?