About 75% of children attending church walked away from the church between the ages of 18-29. Of those who stayed in the church, a survey showed that one of the factors leading to them staying in church was the presence of adults in their lives who believed the same things as mom and dad, but were not mom and dad. The church is the greatest place for this to happen. One of the best things you can do, as a family, is to make church attendance non-negotiable. It sends the message about what you value. You want your children to hear the message of Christ, so how wonderful it is to have another Godly role model placing the message of Christ in your children’s lives. The church is one of the best places for you to find another foundational adult for your children’s lives.