The church is living in its traditional rut and is indecisive about resolving the obvious generational gap if all the answer it can provide to the issue is about what needs to be protected than how to effectively reach the younger ones.
While tradition can seriously cloud judgement and innovation, it is a responsibility to march with the unchanging truth from generation to generation.
The defence of truth is not a protection of it. Truth is objective and needs no protection. Our apologetical efforts are simply affirmative propagation of the reliable and credible truth.
Human traditions that changes with time, whether you like it or not, is what the church busies itself with protecting.
Give the unalloyed truth to the upcoming generation and it would set them free.
From generation to generation, truth will always work.