It was a typical scenario of young boys debating whose father was the best. This discussion highlighted wo their fathers knew. The first boy started the debate by claiming his father knew the mayor. He was soon topped by the second boy who said, “That’s nothing. My dad knows the governor.” The stakes were getting pretty high, and the eaves dropping father wondered what his young son would say about him. The little boy shot back, “So what! My dad knows God!”
I can’t think of a greater compliment that could be given to any Dad. Would your children say that about you? Is your relationship with God that noticeable? Focus on the Family published several years ago the remarkable results of a 25-year study that high-light the importance of a Dad’s faith influence.
Here are the results of that study:
- If both mom and Dad attended church regularly and were committed believers,72% of the time their children would follow in their parents footsteps and would remain faithful.
- If only Dad attended regularly (Mom didn’t) the percentage dropped to 55%. Not quite as good, but still more than half.
- But if only Mom attended regularly, Dad played golf, or mowed the grass, only 15% became believers.
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