Three conversations with your children

Years ago my wife came across a book that stirred both of our hearts. Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it (by Ken Ham, Britt Beemer & Todd Hillard). Estimates suggest two-thirds of kids from Christian homes will walk away from the faith during college. But here’s the book’s stunning premise. Young people are not choosing to walk away from the faith during college. Rather they are mentally...

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As I shared in a recent post, statistics suggest 60-70% of kids raised in Christian homes are leaving the church in college years. Parents cannot strap kids into their pew seats for eighteen years and expect them to arrive at mature faith. Terms like “postmodernism” and “post-Christian” are being used to explain how today’s culture makes it harder for young people to stick with Christian faith. Growing up in a Christian home is no...

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When my wife Stephanie and I began dating twenty years ago, the relationship moved at warp speed, driven by good looks (hers) and deep conversation (a team effort). We spent long hours together, trusting each other with our most treasured thought-gems; our dreams and successes, insecurities and failures. The more we revealed our innermost secrets, the deeper the bond grew. Each deep-thought transfer carried a piece of heart and soul...

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