Moms Are Influencing Children for Christ. Dads? Not So Much, Survey Finds by M. Foust
Several years ago, I remember seeing a few complementarian authors on their sites or blogs publishing material claiming that fathers are more important than mothers in a family because some survey from the mid or late 1990s supposedly indicated that most children are led to Christ via the father’s spiritual involvement.
I always found that a curious argument, because in my own experience, and that I’ve seen in the lives of Christian women, it’s usually the mother who takes an interest in Bible reading at home, leading the children in prayer, and making sure the family goes to church each Sunday.
The men just want to sit in their recliners watching NFL all day, if the wife didn’t force them to go to church.
But now, as of 2019, there is this:
March 22, 2019
by Michael Foust
Christians are far more likely to say their mothers had a bigger influence on their faith than did their fathers, according to a new Barna study that examines the roles that moms and dads play in the development of children.