|Elliff explains "kingdom families"|
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ST. LOUIS (BP)--In the course of researching family life in America, the Southern Baptist Council on Family Life uncovered such gut-wrenching statistics that they were driven to their knees.
Among the facts they found:
-- 88 percent of the children raised in evangelical homes leave church at the age of 18, never to return.
-- The divorce ratio among members of evangelical churches is virtually the same as among non-church members.
-- In the United States, 1 million children see their parents divorce.
-- Approximately two-thirds of the members of Southern Baptist churches attend church only sporadically.
-- Personal bankruptcies are at an all-time high in America.
-- The majority of children in America have less than 10 minutes of significant and meaningful conversation with their parents each week. If you remove the mother, you can measure this statistic in seconds.