- 61% place family at the top of their priority lists
- 25 % Friends
- 17% Education
- 16% Careers/jobs
- 13% Spouses/partners
- 13% Spirituality/religion
- 12% Finances
- 12% Happiness
- 11% Raising kids
- 10% Health
- 9% Activities
- 9% Well-being
- 5% The future
- 5% Nature/pets
- 4% Use of time
Some concerning aspects of this study:
- "two-thirds of those who indicate they trust Christ as Savior mention nothing about faith, religion or spirituality when asked to name what’s really important in their lives"
- “For many Millennials, Christianity is a family heirloom rather than a faith commitment. The Christian faith in America is being passed to a generation that is slow to embrace a relationship with Jesus Christ and even slower to treasure it.” - Thom Rainer
Family, friends, education, jobs, health, marriage, children, etc. are all good things to value. Unfortunately, when those areas of our life take priority over Jesus, they become god-things: idols.
Exodus 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before me."
May we be a generation that treasures Christ above all else.