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Will Your Kids Stay Religious?

English: Map of the US showing the percentage ...
English: Map of the US showing the percentage of people who did not claim religious affiliation. 20%+ 15%+ 10%+ Not part of survey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If a child is securely attached to non-religious parents there is a greater likelihood that child will not be religious as an adult. If a child is insecurely attached to religious parents there is a greater likelihood that child will not be religious as an adult  there is also a fair number in this group who fall into the “spiritual but not religious category.  Mostly because their attachment issues make them suspicious of what researchers call, “social religion”  [i.e., organized religion].

BUT…If child is insecurely attached to non-religious parents there is a greater likelihood that child will grow up to be “spiritual but not religious.”  for the same reasons as above.Finally, children who are securely attached to highly religious parents are the most religiously attached of all groups as adults.

Read more at Will Your Kids Stay Catholic? UPDATED.

Dear Parents with Young Children in Church

childrenchurchMany of my posts here discuss and reflect upon the importance of having children present in the worshipping community. And how it’s important to welcome them as any other member of the Body of Christ. And how parents are the primary “passers on of faith.” And how parents NEED to attend worship with them in order to model what it means to be a participating member of a congregation.

So “I am totally that mom” tells it like it is: Read her post:  I am totally that mom.: Dear Parents with Young Children in Church.

Baptismal Parties Behaving Badly

baptismTim Schenk (Clergy Family Confidential) has hit the nail on the head – or should I say “water in the font”! How many baptisms (or weddings, confirmations, etc.), have you attended in which the “parties” making a commitment are really just waiting for what they think is the real party yet to come (after the liturgy)?

Read Tim’s additional “promises” as well as some of the great responses he has received thus far on his website.

Baptismal Parties Behaving Badly | Clergy Family Confidential.

Responding to Boston

candle people_huggingAgain, churches, schools and families are looking for resources to respond to another senseless act of violence. I have shared many on this site as well as Building Faith before.

The National Association of Episcopal Schools has just released this composite of resources again that is worth bookmarking: Responding to the Boston Bombing: Resources for Schools.

Links to a few of my previous postings:

You Choose Your Child’s Religion | Plainsong Farm

I constantly run into people who say they won’t impose their religious thoughts, beliefs or traditions on their children, wanting them to make their own choice. Well, how can you make a choice if you don’t know your options?

Nurya Love Parish makes some great observations in response to a recent article / blog post from the New York Times. Read it and pass it along to all the parents of young children you know.

You Choose Your Child’s Religion | Plainsong Farm.