Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Going to Church May Make Teens Smarter

...or something like that.

Church Attendance Boosts Student GPAs
If you want to boost your teenager's grade point average, take the kid to church. Or, a new study suggests, find some similar social activity to involve them in. ...[I]t identifies several reasons the students do better:
  • They have regular contact with adults from various generations who serve as role models.
  • Their parents are more likely to communicate with their friends' parents.
  • They develop friendships with peers who have similar norms and values.
  • They're more likely to participate in extracurricular activities.

Add this to the body of evidence that regular church-goers breathe easier and live longer. And kids whose parents go to church are better behaved and more well-adjusted.

Now if we could just funnel a little of those "smarts" into learning how to think critically and learning good theology.

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