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Why Teens Choose Church

It used to be that when children were raised in a faith tradition they grew into its wisdom as they matured. Now, many teens choose their religion. And they do so at a time when they are trying to are becoming more independent and breaking away from their parents, which often leads them away from their parents’ faith. On the other hand, faith commitments, once made, tend to be stronger because they are actively chosen. In "Carol Lytch on Why Teens Choose Church," researcher and author Lytch discusses three components of church life that attract and hold teens.

 Carol Lytch discusses the results of her study of teens who have been reared in the church,

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