Homeschool Versus Public School for Christian Kids

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I have seen this statistic many times but I am going to quote it from "Christian Home".

94% of homeschoolers keep the faith and 93% continue to attend church after the
high school years. But a shocking 75% to 85% of Christian children sent to
public school drop out of church, and do not hold a Christian worldview after
high school graduation.

How important is it to you for your children to continue to love and serve God after high school?


Beautiful Mess said...

WOW! What a crazy statistic!

Thank you for sharing--will go read the link now

SANDY said...

What a funny photo! Monster school bus. lol

I think after kids reach the age of 17 or 18, they need to chart their own course. Maybe then they choose a different religious path than the one their parents choose for them. I saw some interesting stats awhile back about the number of college age kids (thinking on their own), who are drawn to a different church, but not really away from being a Christian. The point of the study/article was this skews the stats of studies trying to decide if kids stay with whatever church/denomination etc Mom and Dad have. Many don't simply because it was the one Mom and Dad choose for them. You know the age of rebellion; but rebellion doesn't necessarily mean they no longer belief was the jest of the study. Interesting discussion I think.

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

You know, Sandy, I was one of those public school Christians. Thank God, my parents rule was ~ if you live in our house, you GO to church SOMEWHERE.

I took advantage of that rule and at 19, after graduation, left our Baptist church and went to a Christian church. I began to blossom on my own. I didn't go away to college and didn't rebel too much.

As adults, after marriage, we went to church occasionally. We didn't leave the faith all together. After we had children, we knew that we needed to have them in church. That's where it all began. Next thing I know, I'm a pastor's wife! (And, we are nondenom ~ my parents included)

My brother, on the other hand, went away to college and didn't go to church. When he was home, he went with my parents because of the rule. As an adult, he attends occasionally.. He is in his 30's and is starting to get closer to God.

I can think of MANY kids that I went to school with that aren't in church anywhere now. Basically, they didn't see the power of God in their home and left it all together. They aren't pursuing God in any way shape or form.

I think the whole subject is interesting! Especially when you apply stats to your life and look to see if the stats line up with what you see.

H-Mama said...

Hmmmm... this is food for thought. If you had asked me yrs ago if going to church was in direct response to one's love for God, I would have said absolutely, yes! However, after our 'ministry experience', taking a step back and really examining things, we have a whole different perspective. Believe me, we were in the walls of church several times a week before... for many years. Now... We are encouraging our girls to simply 'be' the church... even though we are not members of an institution {going on 8 months now}. This choice has been the best choice for our family. I understand that this may not be the right choice for everyone...

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

Oh yes, we TOO encourage our children to "be the church" and our church also. Amen to that!

We had a miserable experience in a "church". (If you want to call it that.) It was full of deomons (litterally)and people who were plain 'ol sick!

All over Scripture, God laid out instruction for leadership in regards to "church". He even tells in the New Testament what to do with conflict, tongues, prophecy, Spiritual authority, elders, deacons, etc. in a church setting. So, for our family, we go to church as often as we can to serve, sharpen and worship.

I'm sure you've investigated all of the Scripture and I'm not telling you anything new.

Blessings to you and your family as you are on your journey!


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