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The elephant in the playground

Ben Alltimes discusses peer pressure and the reasons why so many children from Christian families do not go on to become believers

Ben Alltimes

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Sadly, many children from Christian fam-ilies end up ‘falling away’ from the church and rejecting the faith of their parents. The reasons for this may be many, but why are we so reluctant to talk about – much less face up to – one of the seemingly most common ones; the effects of non-church friendships on church children?