Ask Dr. Elia: Will my kids make it?

Dear Dr. Elia,

I am a divorced mother of four teenagers: a 19-year-old daughter and three boys 17, 15 and 13. They are all good kids, they don't seem to have any bad habits, but the oldest two seem to struggle with their activity in the church. They just seem to be going through the motions and lack any desire to be closer to God. My daughter is attending a local college and goes to the Singles Ward but is not very involved. My oldest boy comes to church with us but always looks bored like he'd rather be anywhere else. He says he doesn't know if a mission is for him. Their father is inactive and pretty much out of their lives. My problem is that I'm afraid the youngest two might follow in their footsteps. Is there anything I can do? I would be so thankful for any advice you can give me.

A troubled mom

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