Through this thesis I would like to do a literature review on an important issue which affects all parents. Children are born into a family environment and it is here where they should experience salvation and discipleship. If they are exposed and trained in spiritual matters at an early age they will be able to live out God’s purpose also for their lives with specific reference to the Great Commission. Modern families are exposed to so many different issues that in many instances, parents are not creating the environment where children may experience salvation and discipleship (Campbell 1992). The causes of this are numerous and may even differ from culture to culture and as a result parents tend to shift the responsibility elsewhere (Strommen and Hardel 2000:8)

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