Why I Make My Kids Go To Church

This article was originally written by Jenny Evans for the Deseret News.

If you visit a Mormon service on Sunday, the first thing you’ll probably notice is the mid-level roar of all the child noise going on in the pews.

Children and families are a central part of our beliefs, which you can see (and especially hear) on Sundays at church. We don’t have the kids leave for a separate “children’s sermon” or spend the hour playing in a nursery. We all sit as families in church, together.

Some days I don’t hear much of what’s said, or I join the unofficial “parents’ club” in the foyer because my kids are being rowdy, but I’d never dream of not attending church as a family.

I take my kids to church because out of all the things I want them to know, this is the most important. It’s OK if you disagree, but I think it has the greatest potential for lasting happiness of anything I could teach them.

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Brandon is the husband to an incredibly talented soccer mom, father to the cutest 3-year old twins you have ever seen, and a Goldendoodle named Jake. Brandon has served in various church capacities including full-time missionary in Madrid, Spain, youth instructor, Young Men's Presidency, Executive Secretary, temple worker, and Elders Quorum Presidency. Brandon is the owner of LDSBookstore.com which has been featured as one of the fastest-growing companies in Utah. He enjoys playing basketball, ping-pong, and throwing his twins in the air.
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