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Unread 17th December 2010, 04:37 PM
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How to get children to go to church as adults

I ran across a study stating that when a child's father goes to church regularly, it's likely that the child will become a regular church goer (regardless of if the mother goes to church or not).

If it's the mother that is a regular church goer, but the father doesn't go, it's much much less likely that the child will become a regular church goer.

Suprisingly it even stated that if the father alone is the regular church goer, it seems that the child will more likely become a regular church goer than if both parents are regular church goers.

The conclusion is one of the main factors in if a child will become a regular church goer is if the father is a regular church goer.

The study took place in 1994 in Switzerland, so it's difficult to say how much it applies to Americans or other non Swiss. Here's where I found the information: Raising children so they will go to church as adults | Cranach: The Blog of Veith .


So does this ring true in your experience?

Why might it be true (or if you don't think it's true, why don't you think it applies)?
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Unread 17th December 2010, 05:02 PM
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I ran across a study stating that when a child's father goes to church regularly, it's likely that the child will become a regular church goer (regardless of if the mother goes to church or not).

If it's the mother that is a regular church goer, but the father doesn't go, it's much much less likely that the child will become a regular church goer.

Suprisingly it even stated that if the father alone is the regular church goer, it seems that the child will more likely become a regular church goer than if both parents are regular church goers.

The conclusion is one of the main factors in if a child will become a regular church goer is if the father is a regular church goer.

The study took place in 1994 in Switzerland, so it's difficult to say how much it applies to Americans or other non Swiss. Here's where I found the information: Raising children so they will go to church as adults | Cranach: The Blog of Veith .


So does this ring true in your experience?

Why might it be true (or if you don't think it's true, why don't you think it applies)?
Coming from my own limited experiences, I think that having a church-going father means that you get a double reinforcement of whatever religion it is, since, as far as I've seen, the mother is usually religious as well.

I think if your father does not go to church regularly, you're more likely to be exposed to varying points of view/apathy towards religion and also may have a greater range of accepted religious viewpoints instead of being channeled on the "straight and narrow."
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Unread 17th December 2010, 05:06 PM
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Speaking for myself, my parents were both totally unchurched when I was born. My father was a strong atheist and still is. My mother began attending the local Presbyterian church when I was perhaps fifteen years old; she later switched to an Episcopal church. And I, needless to say, am now a regular church-goer. So my experience would not corroborate that study, but then again I'm only a solitary data point.

On the common sense level I can only say this. The best thing anyone can do for their children is to raise them up right, give them the best possible education, and assure them that they are loved no matter what. Regularly attending church with your kids is a great thing, but even more important is talking to them personally about Jesus and praying with them daily.
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Nope.

My husband is a man's man. However, only his mother regularly attended church. His father stayed home. My husband has hardly missed a service in the 17 years we've been married.

My father never missed a service or a revival all our lives. My brother who is 50 hasn't set foot in a church more than three times in the past 20 years.
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Interesting study. Not applicable to me though. My parents were both non christians when I was a child but later after my parents seperated, my mom started going to church as did I and we both became christians the same year.
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Both my parents are Christians and were very faithful in going to church.

My eldest brother doesn't go to church at all and barely believes in God anymore.
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My Dad never went to church as he was a closet atheist and worked nights.

Personally I would go to church if the religion made more sense to me
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i am so glad my parents didnt force anything on me. in fact there was barely anything about god. but now i believe so heavily and all i do is think about it. But i still dont go to church and am so picky it may not be possible.

i don't consider church going being religious. it is not a weekly thing or anything. if i belonged to a church it would have to have the same beliefs, which my beliefs are in the minority. also it couldnt be once a week, it would have to be almost every day
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Not the case in my family. My grandfather was a big church goer, but my mother and her siblings do not attend church...and haven't regularly attended since they were teenagers. I never attended church with my father, but did with my grandfather and great-grandmother when I was younger. My grandfather isn't my father, obviously, but I stopped attending church when I was about 12 years old and didn't regularly start attending church again 'til I was in my mid to late 20s.
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Untrue from what I've seen around me, but even if I didn't see such examples I still would not hold much weight to that old study. I think it is damaging for people to believe such tripe, whether incorrect or not. So why not throw in the towel, ladies, and stay home on Friday/Saturday nights or Sunday mornings? Psh, what does it matter? Hogwash. My child's biological father is not a Christian, but I fully intend to keep my child in the Church body. When he becomes an adult, it will be his choice whether or not to continue, but I will raise him as though he will. He will learn about other cultures, which includes other religions, but I believe in raising a child in the way they should go. Due to my upbringing and what my faith has meant and does mean to me, that is the Christian way. No man-made survey will tell me otherwise.
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