What if I told you there was a well-researched and statistically proven program that can:
increase the average life expectancy of your children by 8 years?
significantly reduce their use and risk from Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs?
dramatically lower their risk of suicide?
help them rebound from depression 70% faster?
dramatically reduce their risk for committing a crime?
improve their attitude at school and increase their school participation?
improve their performance in college and lessen problems with college-age substance abuse?
reduce their risk for rebelliousness?
reduce the likelihood that they would binge drink in college?
improve their odds for a “very happy” life?
provide them with a life-long moral compass?
and get them to wear their seatbelts more often?
Is there such a program? Yes, there is, and it is supported by research from Duke University, Indiana University, The University of Michigan, Center for Disease Control, Barna Research Group, numerous independent studies, and the National Institute for Healthcare Research.
How much would a program like this be worth to you? What if I told you it was free, and only took about 2 hours a week? The program is called “active church participation.” In study, after study, after study, children who actively engage in a faith community on a regular basis are rewarded with SIGNIFICANTLY reduced likelihood of problems and risks, and significantly improved odds of a happier, healthier, longer life.
These studies show the same results for adults as well. To increase the odds of receiving these results, you can’t wait. According to a Barna Research Group study, adults who attended church regularly as children are nearly three times as likely to be attending a church today as their peers who avoided church during childhood (61% to 22%, respectively). In other words, parents who truly want the best for their children should get their children involved at church now and regularly.
To view the sources of these statistics, visit www.sundaysoftware.com/stats.htm.