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A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.
BY John Lilly
When a father follows Christ, the kids
follow Dad. That’s one conclusion to be drawn from surveys conducted a few
years ago showing that, when a father makes a concerted effort to live out the
Christian faith with dedication and zeal, the rest of his family follows his
example 93% of the time. “It seems that when a man takes that kind of spiritual
stand, it usually affects everyone else in the whole constellation around him,
including his family and even other men that he knows,” said Rev. Rick Kingham,
president of the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries, a network of 110
Protestant groups. No one wants to minimize the importance of faithful mothers,
he added, but it’s clear that “fathers play a unique and special role in
helping their children develop a living faith — especially their sons.”
Evansville Courier & Press, June 2
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