How to keep the faith when children fall

Mormon teacher and author Vickey Pahnke Taylor urged audience members at the Mormon Apologetics Conference on Thursday, Aug. 6, to keep the faith, even when their children have fallen away.

The conference, dedicated to providing the tools and information necessary to defend the LDS faith, will run through Aug. 7 at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy.

Taylor said when children fall away from the gospel, parents are prone to accept all the blame.

"Parents of wayward children commonly agonize over questions like, 'what did I do wrong?' or 'how have I failed?'" Taylor said. "The most common first reactions are guilt, anger, depression, hurt or the impression that our teachings have been for naught. The feelings of failure may become a wall in the path of our own progression."

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