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Parenting in Committed Christian Households

Taken from Orphans at Home by Joe White; Copyright 1988, Questar: Phoenix, quoted in The Promise Keeper, Mar./Apr., 1998, p. 6.

Parenting in Committed Christian Households

In Christian households, where parents are committed to each other, the results are much more encouraging. These statistics are gathered from Joe White, director of Christian camps in Missouri which draw more than 5,000 kids from more than 40 states. 95% of the boys say their fathers regularly tell them, "I love you." 98% of the girls say their mothers tell them regularly, "I'm proud of you" or "You're doing a great job." 91% of the kids say their parents play games with them. 94% say their fathers attend their athletic events. 97% of the boys say they get hugs from their dads. 100% of the girls say they get hugs from their moms and dads. Recalling their childhood, 100% of the girls remember having stories read to them by their mothers. 85% of the boys recall having stories read to them by their dads. 89% of the boys say their fathers have taken them fishing. 100% of the girls say their parents have taken them to Sunday school.