Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family
The statistics shock! Nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from that faith after high school. An intensive study, Sticky Faith, encompassed seven years of research with more than 500 young people, 150 churches and 50 families. This book responds to the study's overwhelming actualities and then provides ways to help you intentionally create an authentic, daily life plan to help point your kids toward long-term faith in God. Thirteen chapters cover building and modeling faith "that sticks," showing forgiveness; mentoring; intergenerational activities; talking about faith and putting it into practice in home and at work. Finally, how do you transition your teen into faithful adulthood? There is theory in this book, but everything is intentional and practical: suggestions and activities to easily and intentionally build into your daily life. Chapters briefly discuss the concepts, provide practical application and then ask the parents to evaluate their home life in this area and then respond to questions to build family goals. Two Appendixes review the research on teen transition to college and the project itself. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 239 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family addresses one of the top current concerns about youth and the church: the reality that nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. Thats the bad news. But heres the good news: research also shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their childs faith.
This book arises from the innovative, research-based, and extensively field-tested project known as Sticky Faith, designed to equip parents with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people. Because of the Fuller Youth Institutes six years of research with more than 500 young people, 100 churches, and 50 families, four of this guidebooks unique qualities make it a must have for families eager to point their young people toward long-term faith.
First, its grounded in sophisticated, academically verified data. While Dr. Powell is a parent of three children who authentically weaves her own experiences throughout the book, the chapter topics correlate with parenting principles proven in national research.
Second, it is positive. Amid gloomy and theoretical resources, this book leaves parents empowered and hopeful that even little tweaks to their family rhythms can make a big difference.
Third, it is practical. Readers get what they want most: more than 100 ideas from other parents they can try today, this week, or this month.
Fourth, its guidebook format is accessible. For busy parents who dont have time and inclination to read, this format is a welcome resource that they can return to time and time again for fresh ideas and inspiration.