Sharing Faith as a Family Pays Great Dividends

From MarriResearch:

Wave 1 of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) [1] found that adolescents aged 13 to 19 in intact families that worshipped weekly or more were least likely to have had a non-romantic sexual relationship.[2]

[1] The National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) is a congressionally-mandated longitudinal survey of American adolescents. Add Health drew a random sample of adolescents aged 13-19 in 1995 from junior high and high schools (Wave I) and has followed them in successive waves in 2001 (Wave III) and 2009 (Wave IV).

[2] Respondents were asked: “Not counting romantic relationships, have you ever had a sexual relationship with anyone?”

family prayer2Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, states, “In a culture quickly headed for sexual anarchy, parents need to think about what they can do to help their children make the best decisions in this area. This idea of keeping teens involved with church is a good place to start. Going to a Bible-believing and bible-teaching church together as a family pays great dividends in this and so many other areas.”

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