Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Parenting Requires an Underlying Faith in All We Do

parenting faithPublished April 2014: The Messenger – Faith: A Fresh Take

Parenting Requires an Underlying Faith in All We Do

Recently, I came across an article that outlined a national survey of 1,200 parents, conducted by LifeWay Research that concluded that faith is not a significant part of parenting for many adults. Although I’m not a fan of the validity of many surveys, the results were interesting and thought provoking. According to the survey,parents defined traits of successful parenting as children with good values (25 percent), children who develop into happy adults (25 percent), children finding success in life (22 percent), children who are deemed as “good people” (19 percent), those who graduate from college (17 percent), and those who live independently (15 percent). Continue reading


April 24, 2014 Posted by | Newspaper Writing, Opinion, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment