The Search Institute’s 1990 National Study of Protestant’s Congregations indicated that the most important factor in a teenager’s faith maturity was the level of “family religiousness.” The particular family experiences most tied to greater faith maturity were:
- the frequency with which an adolescent talked with mother and father about faith,
- the frequency of family devotions and
- the frequency with which parents and children together were involved in efforts, formal or informal, to help other people.
Mark Devries, Family Based Ministry, p.84