How do we as fathers influence our children's free will to make a choice to love God?
Dad, you must get this one right. If you mess up here, all that you have invested in your daughter could be wasted on a dud.
Calling all Teenagers... Normal, healthy, smart, beautiful, talented, needed, wonderful.... Hey - I'm talking to you.
If you want to almost guarantee that your children will not jump ship (other factors being equal), provide a community life that holds promise of suitable future mates.
I was one of those children who jumped ship, and I did so for all the reasons you listed. My parents were hypocrites and expected the same from my sister and me.
What to do so your children don't jump ship to the world when they get older.
Face it, the church today is not a sanctuary from the world nor is it a "holy" place.