Sociologists have backed up what the Bible has long said, and evangelical Christianity has not figured out how to harness. In a 2007-2008 study, sociologist Christian Smith and Patricia Snell found that, “one of the most powerful factors was the religious lives of their parents – how often they attend religious services, how important religious faith was in their own lives.”

Other research finds exactly the same results. One of the strongest variables associated with young people being “religious” was that same behavior in their parents.

Bottom line for readers of this blog. This Father’s Day be reminded that you are the most important influence in your children’s lives. And that sociological finding merely reflects the wisdom of God’s commands.
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