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02/23/2016 05:53 pm ET

Jennifer Garner Reveals Why She Takes Her Kids To Church Every Week

"It was a great gift of this film that it took us back to finding our local Methodist church and going every Sunday."

Jennifer Garner opened up about her family's faith during an appearance on "Good Morning Texas" Monday.

The actress stars in a new faith-based drama, "Miracles from Heaven," which tells the true story of Annabel Beam, a young girl from Texas who was cured of a chronic digestive disorder after falling three stories from a tree. After the accident, Beam claimed that while she was unconscious, she visited heaven and met Jesus.

In the movie, Garner plays the child's mother, Christy Beam. The actress said that she was captivated by Christy's memoir about the experience, which the film is based on.

Jennifer Garner poses with Christy Beam during the premiere of "Miracles From Heaven" on February 21, 2016 in Dallas, Te
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Jennifer Garner poses with Christy Beam during the premiere of "Miracles From Heaven" on February 21, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

A mother herself, Garner revealed to "Good Morning Texas" host Jane McGarry that she and her children go to church.

"I grew up going to church every Sunday of my life, and when I did move to L.A., it wasn't something that was just part of the culture there in the same way, at least in my life. But it didn't mean that I lost who I was," the 43-year-old said.

Garner has been spotted leaving church services and her family reportedly attends Christ Church United Methodist in West Virginia, where her children Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel were baptized.

The film star said that the movie inspired her to talk to her kids about going to church more often.

"There was something about doing this film and talking to my kids about it and realizing that they were looking for the structure of church every Sunday," Garner said. "So it was a great gift of this film that it took us back to finding our local Methodist church and going every Sunday. It's really sweet."

"Miracles From Heaven" opens in theaters on March 16. Watch the trailer below.

 

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