Anthony Baker has an interesting article in Christianity Today on training children to embrace Christian discipleship and the life of the church.
This is a topic that, as Baker notes, causes no small amount of anxiety among Christian parents. We want our children to own and claim the Christian faith for themselves. That’s something about which we can have much influence but little control. And those who try to assert control usually drive their children away.
Baker has touched on some important elements in this discussion, but it’s obviously a huge issue with many dimensions.
Here’s my question: If you have Christian parents and were raised in the church, why have you stayed? What are the reasons you’ve continued in Christian discipleship? Conversely, if you have Christian parents and have left the church and are no longer Christian, why did you leave?