John Gee: “The Parental Role in the Loss of Faith in Youth”


Two factors appear in all pathways [identified above in which parents help bring about the loss of faith in youth]: (1) religion and church attendance is not that important to the parents, and (2) it is not all that important to the teen. The two factors are probably related.

My concern is with what parents do or can do for their youth. What does it mean for parents to have lower religious service attendance and importance of faith? In a Latter-day Saint context it might be manifest by the following (not an exhaustive list by any means) . . .

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