Our Attitudes and Behaviors of Youth (ABY) survey revealed that the influence of religious texts, positive family experiences, and involvement with a faith community make up a “trifecta” that produces spiritually vibrant teens who are able to stand strong in the face of negative influences. We found that the most spiritually vibrant teens were Christian. And there’s even more good news. The research also revealed that with God’s Word and a faith community, children could overcome negative family experiences and still be spiritually vibrant!
90% of the most vibrant teens have a close relationship with their mother and 76% a close relationship with their father.