The Biggest Thing Parents Can Do to Ensure Kids Are Faithful Christians When They Grow Up

"the biggest predictor of spiritual health for young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly in their youth" CPost

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"the biggest predictor of spiritual health for young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly in their youth" 

I started reading the Bible every day when I was 9 (there were stretches when I got away from it, but I always came back before long).  Dad had started family devotions with us shortly before that, but it did not last.  Dad even quit going to church and drifted so far from God that before his death, his life did not resemble that of a Christian anymore.  In spite of all that, my 3 siblings are all faithfully following the Lord today.  Dad would often say, "Do as I say, not as I do."   That bothered me, but as I read the word of God, I realized that I should not judge God by the behavior of my dad.  Instead, God was my comfort once I realized I could no longer trust my dad.  God's word really is powerful regardless of the type of home someone grows up in.