Many parents today have punted on their duty to be the primary spiritual teachers/mentors to their children. However, according to Barna, people seem to think differently then they actually act.
-Nine out of ten parents of children under age 13 (85%) believe they have the primary responsibility for teaching their children about religious beliefs and spiritual matters, while 11% said their church is primarily responsible. (2003)
-Nearly all parents of children under the age of 13 – 96% – contend that they have the primary responsibility for teaching their children values. (2003)
-One out of every five parents of children under 13 (19%) has ever been personally contacted or spoken to by a church leader to discuss the parents’ involvement in the spiritual life and development of their children. (2003)
What do you think? Whose job is it to teach/lead the family in spiritual matters? How does that look? How often should it be done?