Sunday, June 16, 2013

Church and the impact of Dads...

On this Father's Day, I am reminded of a study a pastor once referenced as it relates to fathers going to church and how it affects their children.

It is amazing the impact a father has on the direction of his family. Mothers and fathers fill equally important though different roles in their childrens' lives. We may be equal partners but men and women are not the same and each offers something unique for their child's development. Perhaps the dad is who everyone looks to, even subtly, for guidance in what path to follow.

Here is the gist of it, from the article The Truth About Men & Church:

"The question was asked to determine whether a person’s religion carried through to the next generation, and if so, why, or if not, why not. The result is dynamite. There is one critical factor. It is overwhelming, and it is this: It is the religious practice of the father of the family that, above all, determines the future attendance at or absence from church of the children."


  1. I personally think fathers have a huge part in children returning to church when they grow up. Children learn from their parents and do what they do.

    Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it Proverbs 22:6

    1. Thanks, Tammy. Mom is the heart of the family and handles how to live daily, I think, but it seems like dad is who we all naturally look to for guidance in the larger issues.

  2. Dads certainly play a huge role. That frightened me at one point. It was so freeing though when the Holy Spirit showed me that yes our roles are vital but it is He that is in control.
    :) Cindy @

    1. You know, when I was young the idea that men and women offer very different things was hard to grasp. But with a child now, I see why each is unique and important. We are made differently and what we bring to the family is different too. And that's okay :)


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