Dr. Kara Powell relays some statistics about parents who don’t shepherd their children at home. From Sticky Faith, page 71

According to Search Institutes’s nationwide study of 11,000 teenagers from 561 congregations across six denominations,

  • 12% of youth have regular dialogue with their mom on faith or life issues. – Meaning 7 out of 8 don’t!
  • 5% of youth have regular faith or life conversations with their dad. – Meaning 19 out 20 don’t!
  • 9% of teens engage in regular reading of the Bible and devotions with their family.

When it comes to matters of faith, mum’s usually the word at home.

From Search Institute, Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations (Minneapolis: Search Institute, 1990).