Losing My Religion: Why People Are REALLY Leaving the Church (It’s not what you think.)

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A new report from Pew Research shows that religion is losing ground as more people drop out of church.  According to the report....The shrinking numbers of Christians and their loss of market share is the most significant change since 2007 (when Pew did its first U.S. Religious Landscape survey) and the new, equally massive survey of 35,000 U.S. adults.The percentage of people who describe themselves as Christians fell about 8 points — from 78.4% to 70.6%. This includes people in vi … [Read more...]

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“To Forgive My Father” Children of Divorce and the Parable of the Prodigal Son

Frank Weathers has a tremendously powerful post on his blog about how he came to forgive his father for the affair that ended his parents' marriage when he was five years old.  It is a truly inspirational story of the power of grace and the fruit of forgiveness.In reading Frank's reflection, I was reminded of Elizabeth Marquardt's important research on the spiritual lives of children of divorce.  One aspect of that research is that she found that adult children of divorce often have a very di … [Read more...]

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