A note for later in life: I was reading an article for my religion in the home class that talked about parent vs. child-centered religious conversation. Parents is fulfilling the parents needs or desires (like them telling their child to get out of bed and come to church) but they fail to explain the why behind coming to church; or they simply lecture to their child. This study found that child-centered religious conversation where the child initiates or continues the conversation is much more productive.
One other thought: religion puts you and your children (and spouse) on the same plane working toward similar values. Studies show that religion helps resolve marital conflict!