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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

with Bonnie Gray

Introducing: Christian Parent, Crazy World

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Christian Parent, Crazy World helps you raise godly kids in an ungodly world. Each episode addresses a critical question for parents of Christian children. You can find all of our episodes at: https://www.lifeaudio.com/christian-parent-crazy-world/episodes

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LifeWay Research survey: Two-thirds of teens say they stopped going to church for at least a year between 18-22.

Mama Bear Apologetics, by Hillary Morgan Ferrer, “Most studies indicate between 45%-48% of youth leave the church after their freshman year in college.

You Lost Me by David Kinnaman found that after age 15, almost 60% of young Christians disconnect from their church.

Assemblies of God Study found possibly over two-thirds of young people will step away from the Christian faith while attending a non-Christian university. Between 50% and 66.7% of AoG teens who attend a non-Christian university will have left the faith ?four years after entering college.

Southern Baptist Convention Data: SBC indicates 70-88% of their youth leave after their freshman year in college. 70% of teens involved in church youth groups stop attending church within two years of their high school graduation.

WHY ARE THEY LEAVING?
“Young adults are dropping out of church in large numbers, survey finds. This is why.” By Holly Meyer, USA Today

“The Tops Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church,” by Griffen Paul Jackson, Christianity Today

Why Christian Kids Leave the Faith by Tom Bisset

WHAT EXACTLY DO TODAY’S TEENS BELIEVE THAT MAKE IT SO EASY FOR THEM TO LEAVE THE FAITH?

“Most studies indicate between 45%-48% of youth leave the church after their freshman year in college and never return (Mama Bear Apologetics, p. 29)

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April 18, 2022
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Bonnie Gray is the author of Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Whispers of Rest. An inspirational speaker and retreat leader, she has touched thousands of lives through storytelling, visual arts, nature, prayer and meditation. Bonnie’s writing is featured at Relevant Magazine, (in)courage, and Christianity Today. She lives in California with her husband and their two sons.
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