Apparently over 50% of kids who come to college with faith, lose it by the time they leave.
A new book (I haven’t read…but I like their references) tries to counter this trend. Here’s the interview:
Fox News Interview
Another option is an their hour long interview
So far our first three babies have remained faithful in college, and have had good ministries among their friends.
In the video above, the number one factor is getting the kids to over-lap in worship and relationship with older (all) generations…hmmm.
I know we have technically done this by homeschooling and talking A LOT as a family about the Bible, our faith, and how to think straight…keeping the generational thing included in many areas.
The other thing we did comes right out of my book, GLAEN (http://www.glaen.com ).
Before a Lybrand leaves for college, we ask them what the most important key to their success in college, both spiritually and practically, will be.
The have the answer down pat now:
YOU’LL NEVER BE LIKE THE PEOPLE YOU DON’T HANG AROUND
We’ve found that you really do become like the people you are with…smarter, dumber, wilder, happier…etc. It comes out of 1 Corinthians 15:33.
I guess there results say that if you don’t hang around mature adults then you won’t be like them. 🙂
What kinds of things have you tried / are you trying to get them read?