You Are Invited to the Release of
Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith?
Challenging the Churches
to Confront the Impact of Family Change
The Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values is proud to partner with Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago to host the release of Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith? by Elizabeth Marquardt, Amy Ziettlow, and Charles E. Stokes.
Wednesday January 16, 2013
10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
At the newly opened Gratz Center
at Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St. at North Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is intended for pastors and lay leaders who desire a deeper understanding of the impact of divorce on the faith lives of young people and how that understanding can lead to unique expressions of support from pastors, youth ministers, and congregations as a whole.
- The New Science on How the Decline of Marriage Impacts Faith Expression
- The Depths of Divorce in the Inner Lives of Young People
- Is Divorce Nobody's Business? Why Do Churches Hesitate to Talk about Divorce?
- Why Teaching Congregants How to Have a Good Divorce Will Not Solve the Problem
- Who are the Children of Divorce in Your Congregations? Are Worship, Education Events, Youth and Fellowship Events, even Stewardship Practices Sensitive to the Children of Divorce in your Midst?
Marquardt and Ziettlow will be joined by respondent Mary Ellen Konieczny of Notre Dame University, who authored a commissioned paper for the project. Together, they will explore how divorce impacts the faith formation of children and young adults, and how congregations hold a vital role in supporting them as they make sense of their life story in the light of their faith.