According to the study, 25 percent of respondents said the most common definitions of successful parenting included children having good values; 25 percent defined successful parenting as their children being happy adults; and 22 percent said they would be successful parents if their kids found success in life.
Author Selma Wilson says while most parents want to be successful when it comes to parenting, most do not seek input from the most important resource. “Parents do not see the Bible as a key tool in how to parent,” she laments. “And only…around 14 percent of parents equated success with a faith relationship with God.”
“All of life should be integrated faith,” she exclaims. “We should talk about God all the time — in a natural way, in a way that’s just as common as getting up, going to bed, and doing life. That was the point that we wanted to make, and God’s Word tells us how to do life.”
The survey also found that 29 percent of Christians said faith was not among the most important influences on their parenting.