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Faith is habit-forming

Practice the faith with children at church and home

John attended Sunday school through the eighth grade. He was an average student, though quiet in confirmation class. His classmate Daniel was popular and often raised his hand to answer questions. But in high school Daniel seldom came to church—except for Christmas and Easter. John attended even when his parents weren’t able to. He volunteered to usher and expressed an interest in going into church work after college. Why the difference?

There may be many reasons, but one stands out: good family habits.

“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” Proverbs 22:6 rings as true today as it did centuries ago.

First among those habits is regular worship attendance.


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