I love Natasha Crain’s writing about apologetics for parents and kids! This is a GREAT blog post she wrote on February 28, 2019. I hope you find it helpful as well.
If Christianity is True, Why Do So Many Kids Have Doubts Today?
Christianity Today recently featured an article titled, “The Biggest Hindrance to Your Kids’ Faith Isn’t Doubt. It’s Silence.”
The article summarized the findings of researchers Kara Powell and Steven Argue on the faith of youth group graduates. They found that:
- 70 percent of churchgoing high schoolers report having serious doubts about faith.
- Less than half of those with doubt shared their struggle with an adult or friend.
- Opportunities to express and explore doubts were correlated with greater faith maturity.
Powell and Argue concluded that, “It’s not doubt that’s toxic to faith; it’s silence.” They go on to explain how important it is for parents to regularly have conversations about faith with their kids, and I couldn’t agree more.
Read the rest of Natasha’s blog by clicking here.