What is Parenting Toward the 30%?

YAoM30logo05small-croppedStudies have shown that 70% of Christian raised young adults walk away from their faith shortly after graduating from high school. That means that only 30% continue their walk with Christ as young adults.

We are informing people about this problem, and challenging parents of preschool, elementary, junior high and high school students to intentionally prepare their children for the ultimate day when they graduate from high school—a time when they will be on their own, and will be responsible for their own decisions.  Will they be among the 70% that walk away from God, or the 30% that stay in a relationship with Jesus Christ?  What are you as parents doing right now to prepare them for that ultimate day?

Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it." What does it mean to "Train up a child in the way he should go?" As a parent, what steps can you take now, when your child is young, to prepare them?

Young Adults of Worth Ministries is bringing awareness to the issue, and we are challenging parents to intentionally train their children starting at a young age, in "the way they should go." We are calling them to parent in a Biblical way, not just on Sunday mornings, but all of the time.

We hope to help you in this journey, by providing Biblical guidance on what you can do to increase the chances of your child ending up in the 30%. No one can give you a magic formula or a guarantee; however, God gives us lots of parenting principles in His word.  He does let us know what it means to "Train up a child in the way he should go."
 

"Parenting Toward the 30%" Articles

Below are recent articles from our blog to help you parent your child toward being part of the 30% that continue to walk with Christ as young adults.

What Is The Church’s Role Regarding Abortion?

The Human Coalition is a champion of life, committed to an audacious mission: to transform our culture of death into a culture of life—to end abortion in America. They recently created a video that I thought you should see. It highlights Christ Chapel Bible Church and how they are addressing the topic of abortion. In […]

Tween and Teen Development

Focus on the Family posted an article by Dr. Meg Meeker. It explains what tween and teens, both boys and girls, go through. There is great advice for parents. Check it out by clicking here.

Biblical Parenting Tips Book

Young Adults of Worth’s parenting tips book called raised UP is now available. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a manual to guide parents and grandparents through the difficult challenges of raising a child? There is, and the Bible is that manual. We have creatively extracted these principles into Biblical Parenting Tips that you […]

Wonderfully Made

In today’s culture, the traditional family is being attacked. It has become harder and harder for parents to know how to raise their children. Parent Compass has created videos showing real families, going through real struggles. Below is from Parent Compass’ website. The family today is being tossed like the sea.  The more involved we […]

Pilgrim’s Progress Movie

The Pilgrim’s Progress is in Theaters TOMORROW! Over this Easter weekend while spending time with family, don’t miss this chance to take your children and grandchildren to see this! PURCHASE TICKETS NOW One of the greatest stories ever written will come to the big screen for two days only, and the last day is tomorrow! John […]

Did Jesus tell us to Hate?

Did Jesus really tell us to hate our parents, spouse, children, siblings and even our own life? If you read Luke 14 you will see where Jesus says this. That is very strange. It doesn’t seem to align with Jesus’ message of love, forgiveness and mercy. It’s hard to believe that Jesus would direct his followers to hate anyone. Let’s look at Luke 14:26 in the King James version to see what Jesus really said.

Anger

Getting upset is very easy. Controlling our emotions is very hard, especially when parenting. We are all born with a sin nature; one that doesn’t want to obey. We want what we want, when we want it, and how we want it. Our sin nature makes us impatient, selfish, greedy, and it makes us covet […]

False Claim vs True Claim

Recently, I purchased an item hoping to foster eyelash growth and eliminate mascara. With anticipation, I began applying my new purchase! After about a month of use, my excitement had waned. There was no visible eyelash growth. My eye lashes had started falling out. I obviously wanted more eyelashes, which did not appear. The expensive endeavor never produced the desired result of longer, fuller eyelashes which was supposed to start happening with the first application of the product. Each of us has been blinded by something. Is it an unfulfilled expectancy, or a “needed” buy?

Do You Fear God?

Why should we fear God? It seems counterintuitive that we would since God is loving, merciful, generous, forgiving and good. If God is all of those things, it would seem that we should not fear Him. So why then would scripture tell us to fear God?