Research, conducted in 2018 and just released, says, “Churches are better equipped to support, empower and encourage mothers to take an active role in their children’s faith and their lifes than fathers.”
The study found that 68 percent of U.S. Christians who grew up with someone who influenced their faith say their mother’s faith impacted them. That was followed by the father (46 percent) and a grandparent (37 percent).
While the research suggest Churches are falling behind on providing similar support and empowerment for father’s, the research shows Churches are becoming aware of the gap and working to narrow the gap between father and their children compared to moms.
That pattern also was found among Christian teens, who are more likely to say they have prayed with or talked about God with their mom in the past month than with their father.
The research was conducted in 2018 and is part of a new book, Households of Faith.