… I have to say, as a parent this is one of my biggest fears. It’s a nasty world, even nastier when you face it without the roots of firmly planted faith. I should know. I spent the majority of my youth rebelling against all types of authority, most especially religious authority. So I can say with 100% certainty that this article is probably the most accurate thing I have ever read on the subject. And I don’t say that lightly.
When teens fight you about Church, it usually has little to do with their actual beliefs about God or Church. Usually, a teen’s apparent rejection of his or her faith has to do with one of two things; a personal encounter with suffering he or she can’t make sense of or the breakdown of their relationship with you.
Now go read the whole thing. Read it!