Everyone has concepts about the shapes, styles, and dynamics of American families – some more accurate than others. In fact, some of the most popular data at is about families and kids. In this section of the Barna website, you can access our latest research and resources on parents, families, and children.

Tired & Stressed, but Satisfied: Moms Juggle Kids, Career & Identity

May 6, 2014—What is God's purpose for my life? That's a hard question for anyone, but it's particularly tricky for American women today.

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Prodigal Pastor Kids: Fact or Fiction?

November 12, 2013 — Katy Perry. Rick Warren. Anne Graham Lotz. Franklin Graham. The Jonas Brothers. Frank Schaeffer. Jessica Simpson. All of these names, disparate though they may seem, have something in common: They are all pastors kids.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Adoption

Nov. 5, 2013 — When most people reference the changing of the family structure, it’s usually a negative connotation—signifying the disintegration of the traditional family. But there’s another force at work changing the family make–up that is as positive as it is powerful, and Christians are among the most likely groups to address this cause.

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The State of Vacation Bible School

July 9, 2013 - Costumed skits, scavenger hunts on the lawn, puppet shows and safari-themed snacks and sing-a-longs—it’s either the best birthday party a kid could ask for or the free kids’ program the church down the street puts on every summer.

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