Adult singles dating statistics

A church that is intentional about singles ministry will design its classes so they relate to issues important to singles.

A Rutgers University National Marriage Project report found that the nation’s "marriage rate has dipped by 43 percent in the past four decades.

Americans still cherish the ideal of marriage but are pessimistic about finding a lasting marriage partner and are more accepting of alternatives to marriage, including living together and single parenting with a partner outside of marriage."2 While marriage’s front door has been closing slowly, its back door has been widening fast.

Many singles ministries address this need by providing divorce recovery workshops to help a person sort through the confusion that results from a divorce and begin the healing process.

We need to have an equally high standard on marriage, though.

When issues surrounding singleness hit close to home, our attention is not far away. Household Trends 1970 to 2010)) Author and speaker Carolyn Koons said, "The church needs to expand its term ‘family,’ moving from a traditional family definition to one that includes singles, widows, single-parent families, extended families, expanded families, stepfamilies, and blended families.

The Numerical Need (See also: Which are the largest Single-Adult Groups? We must become the family we are—the family of God."1 Statistics on single adults in America are growing rapidly and affecting lifestyles and family types.

A ministry to single adults provides an atmosphere of acceptance and openness where people can discover others with the same experiences, hopes, and hurts and establish relationships that are nurtured in a Christian context.

The Washington Post reported that Americans are less likely to marry than ever before.

Now is the time for the church to be bold and creative in reaching out to an increasingly "nonfamily community." I define single adults as unmarried adults, 18 years of age or older, who happen to be single by chance, change, or choice (whether theirs or someone else’s).

They fall into one or more of the following categories: Five perspectives should form the church’s basis for ministry to single adults.

But the purpose of ministry to singles is to help them see they are the church and to help them come to a place of ministry." The U. church must be aware of and involved with the needs and issues of single and single-again persons.

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