Christians who didn’t have their faith formed by relatives are more likely to have stronger “theological convictions,” according to a report from The Christian Post.
New research released by the Barna Group aims to inform Christian families about what it means to live in a “spiritually vibrant” household.
Barna President David Kinnaman says it was interesting that those having a passed-down faith hadn’t evaluated some of the beliefs and formed strong convictions, but he says they did have more emotional connections to Christianity and had a warmer emotional climate within their home than other respondents.
The study also found that there are benefits to growing up in what is considered a “spiritually vibrant home”.
Spiritually vibrant homes were defined as households that pray and read the Bible, have conversations about faith, and welcome non-family guests into the home.