I hear all the time.
“We are losing the young people in the movement!”
This is usually followed by a long libertarian screed on why social issues are, not just unimportant but, anathema to the center-right movement amongst young people.
While the fact that we are losing young people in the movement and the church cannot be denied. The reasons can be and should be debated.
I was talking to an acquaintance about another matter and his response holds a key to the main reason behind this youthful exodus.
I don’t want to impose my beliefs on my children.