The Faith Factor

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The Faith Factor
Regina Crane
Grand Canyon University: PSY 357
November 3, 2012

The Faith Factor
Youth are faced with so many influences throughout the course of their adolescent years. There are many life changing decisions they must face daily. If we as Americans and Christians arm them with the values needed, they can make decisions based upon their faith, values, and personal experiences. By giving them the knowledge needed to make the informed decisions, we are creating a path for these youth that can positively impact their futures and the futures of generations to come.
Parents, teachers, and Christians are challenged to promote the well-being of children and adolescents and build a brighter tomorrow for these youth. This can be done by simply exposing them to a religious environment that instills values into their youth. These values must be connected with the youth’s daily lives to be relevant and learned. The issues youth are facing today include; drugs, sex, alcohol, teen pregnancy, AIDS, depression, and anti-social behaviors.
Churches and congregations must face these issues head on and instill values that are religiously based within the youth that will give them the ability to make value based decisions. If the congregation chooses not to address these real life issues, the youth may see church as irrelevant to them and their lives. The church has the ability to instill religious based values that will impact youth throughout their lives. If these issues are not addressed and values regarding these issues that youth face daily, then the youth will view the church as only a memory that does not pertain to them personally.
Members within the church have the duty to set an example for the students to follow. The Sunday school teacher can make a connection with a student that can have…...

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