One of the articles in my book will be about live-in relationships (also know as cohabitation). Research indicates that Filipino youth are becoming more accepting of cohabitation. This, of course, saddens me. The author of the study noted something else about Filipino youth: they go to church less frequently than they did a decade ago. Here’s the quote:
Findings also show that the youth are getting to be less religious in general. Using attendance at religious services as a measure of religiosity, fewer people attend religious services at least once a week and more people reported they rarely or never attend religious services in 2002 (35%) than in 1994 (24%).*
As I have mentioned before, I’m deeply concerned about the moral/spiritual values of our youth here in the Philippines (especially here in Manila: see Manila’s Silent Epidemic). This study reminds me of our urgent task: to reach the youth with biblical, high-quality, relevant ministry.
*You can find the study about cohabitation here.
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