I wonder if any of you folks here have encountered a problem like this before. Ever since my daughter started high school last year, she has been refusing to attend services, or grumpy about going.
I've given my all too to get her to attend; groundings, spankings, threatening to shave her hair off, withholding her allowance but she just won't budge an inch. This is causing severe stress and pressure to me and my wife of course as we serve God with all our might each and every day.
Thank you in advance for any advice anyone has to bestow upon me. Bless you all
You can make your child go to church as long as they are under 18 technically. Once they turn 18 they will make their own decision. It may be your child doesn't like church or they may not even want to be Christian. Your child won't always be who you want them to be and it's been my experience that around 12-14 is when most teens decide whether they will believe or not believe when it comes to religion. If you force your child to do something they don't want to do you run the risk of causing them to resent you and sometimes you do more harm than good. If I were you I'd let my child make up their own mind on the issue and if they didn't want to go then I'd support that.