Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Support group for Christian Parents of nonChristian Children

Back in December, I wrote a post addressed to Christian Parents of Atheist or Agnostic Children. This post has received a small but steady amount of traffic ever since, which suggests to me that A) there are people looking for information and advice on the topic, and B) there isn't much out there.

So, as of yesterday, there is now a Facebook Group for parents who unexpectedly find themselves in that situation. The goal is to provide a place to help the parents get over the initial shock, give them a place to vent, and generally offer a supportive environment while they figure out how to cope over the long term. The group is "closed", so anything written in there can only be read by other members of the group.

If you have any thoughts or suggestions, I'd love to hear them. If you feel inclined to help put the word out, I'd appreciate it. Here's the link, again.

Facebook Group for Christian Parents of Atheist of Agnostic Children:

1 comment:

  1. My old church ran a support group for parents of "lost" Catholics. [According to official church doctrine, Catholics can't leave the church. So ex-Catholics are just considered lost].

    Concerning suggestions, there really isn't much literature on this subject. The book "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...and Rethinking Faith" by David Kinnaman, is really the only book I can think of. It came out last fall. I found the book very interesting because it goes into detail examining all the reasons why young ex-Christians left the church.


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