Studies 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."
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.
Valentine’s Day is always thought of as a day of Love! When reading history, the beginning of this day started in human love for someone of the opposite sex. Although love was introduced earlier by God with His creation of humans. The special bond between God and man is often forgotten. Without God’s great love […]
SURPRISE! Christmas is my very favorite day of the year; however, the calendar crawled quickly past that day, and now we are in the New Year of 2020. Now Valentine’s Day is arriving next week. Does time seem to become faster? If that is so, as parents, we should share valuable lessons with our children […]
If you are like me, you live your life day by day, just trying to get through. You have an image of the perfect person you would like to be, and your checklist of things you would like to accomplish; however, every day brings unforeseen things that distract us. I often find myself in bed […]
As Christmas nears, we should focus our attention on the real reason we celebrate, Jesus Christ. I’d like to let you know about a series of short videos by Behold Israel which shows you places in Israel where Jesus walked, and explains the related Biblical stories. These videos are great to watch with your children […]
Last week we looked at the first part of 1 Corinthians 13, through the lens of a parent. This is the passage most read at weddings, but God meant this to be a model for how we all are to love others. This includes the love of a parent to a child. Now lets look […]
What is the Bible passage that is read at almost every wedding? 1 Corinthians 13, of course. However when God directed the Apostle Paul to write this, He wasn’t only talking about the Love of a husband and wife. In fact the words husband, wife, spouse, marriage and wedding are not even in that passage. So if wasn’t just for spouses, who else was it written for? The answer is
God had instituted judges for Israel to provide guidance to the people, before there were any kings. The last two judges were Eli and Samuel, who lived their entire lives dedicated to the service of the Lord. Interestingly enough, they both had wayward sons who needed the discipline of their father. Eli’s two sons were […]
Our Parenting Towards the 30% has been re-branded to raisedUP.
Everything is still the same, just a new name. We felt that raisedUP more accurately reflected the parenting side of our ministry, where we are assisting parents on how to raise their children as God directs us in His word.
As a subscriber, you will continue to enjoy Biblical parenting advice sent to your email. This advice is directly from God’s word where He tells us how we should raise our children and grand-children.
Our prayer is that you continue to enjoy our parenting blogs, and that they equip and encourage you to “raise your children in the way they should go” as Proverbs 22:6 says.
It seems more and more people believe that everyone will go to Heaven, whether they are a Christian or not; whether they have trusted in Jesus for their salvation or not. They either don’t believe that Hell is real, or they believe that only Satan and the demons will be sent to Hell. When asked why they believe this, their response almost always is that God loves us all, and therefore He would not condemn anyone to Hell. Whenever you put so much emphasis on one characteristic of God, and lessen or ignore the others, you don’t have a correct understanding of God. God is loving, but
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 […]