Why You Must Re-think How You Raise Your Kids — And Where You Can Begin
by Tom Gilson
You’re a Christian parent. You want to raise your kids to understand and believe the faith just as you understand and believe it. You’re doing your best, following all the greatest wisdom you can gather through your own experience, through family, friends, church and the experts. You genuinely love your kids, and you show it in every way you know how.
Will it work? Every Christian parent wants to know. Will they follow Jesus Christ into their adult lives? I don’t know your family, so I can only speak from the general trends. And it grieves me to say it, but if your home is like most Christian homes, the answer is, “probably not.”
That’s not to say there’s no hope — there is, and that’s the point of Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace’s outstanding — in fact, essential — new book, So the Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World. It’s just going to take a different approach than most parents — Christian educators and youth pastors, too — are taking these days…