When A Parent Is “Left Behind”

There has been much written about the exodus of Millennials from the Church. But I haven’t seen much discussion about the effect of that exodus on those they’ve left behind; specifically, the parents who sought to pass on their faith to their children both at home and via involvement with their local church.

This was highlighted for me when I was in what I thought was a casual conversation with a couple of other veteran moms after a church service one Sunday. We began chatting about the challenges our twenty-something kids were facing regarding vocation, relationships, and faith. One of the women mentioned fond memories of her Moms In Touch prayer group (now Moms In Prayer International), where she gathered with other Christian moms in her neighborhood for an hour each week to pray for their children, and the teachers, staff, and students at their local school. We thought it might be helpful to set aside a time to pray for our young adult children. I dubbed our effort Moms In Touch 2.0.

The first time we gathered for prayer, two things became very clear. [Read more]

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