Get in the Game
I’ve learned that parents who ‘get in the game’ have an amazing advantage! Five years ago, the National Study of Youth and Religion was published, indicating that parents have more sway over the religious lives of their children than is often perceived. While many churches have focused on the educational content of Sunday school, youth group meetings, and small group Bible studies, the study suggests that the ‘hidden curriculum’ of parental lives is the most powerful religious curriculum of all. It’s simply not enough to ‘send’ our kids to a church building or a youth activity to learn about our faith, we’ve got to make strides to grow in our faith as parents and take our kids with us on the journey!