My wife keeps asking me the question: "Are children of church going stay at home moms more likely to stay in the church than children of moms that have a career outside of the home?"
From her observation of families she knows, there is a significant positive correlation between stay at home moms and "adult children" that are still in the church. (Let's not get hung up on "small or capital C" in church, yet...)
Admittedly her sampling is biased by those that she knows, but I agree with her that the question is valid and worth considering, given the recent statistics about the number of our children that are leaving the church.
Please... this is not an attempt to revisit the "mommy wars..." (whatever they were/are), but an honest look into the factors that may impact the spiritual future of our church's children.)
What are your observations from those that you know?