6 Reasons Why Your Teens Aren't into Church
Christian parents everywhere are pulling their hair out and wondering where they went wrong because as soon as their teenager became old enough to make their own semi-decisions, going to church with mum and dad has now become a thing of the past and church is not something they are willing to get up for on a Sunday morning. If you are a parent and you can relate, take a look at 6 reasons why your teen just isn't in to church.
1. Sunday Christians
2. Do as I say not as I do
Teens hate nothing more than to be told off for doing something that they have witnessed you doing. If you are a parent who doesn't go to church, but requires your teens to do so independently, that's not only hypocritical, but you're also not setting a good example. Why not make make the decision to go to church as a family and stick to it? This will encourage your teen and will make them feel at ease that they won't be attending church alone any more, because they'll have their family with them.
4. Family prayer not in the equation
You and your family may get through more prayers on a Sunday than any other day in the week. But why aren't you seeking God as a family Monday through Friday? There is power when a family prays together, it keeps the unit connected to God and with each other.
5. One foot in, one foot out
6. Perfect Christian Syndrome
Being honest with your teenagers about your struggles when you were their age and how you dealt with it 'before Christ' and 'after Christ' is key. How will they ever know of Christ's power in your life and where he brought you from if you don't tell them? How will they ever trust that God is an almighty and all powerful Father who can turn things around if you're not transparent? Ditch the perfect facade and be real with them.
What do I do?