Did you know that more are unmarried than married. 51% of the American population is single. That includes the widows and widowers, divorcees and never married. The scary part is that close to 40% of couples who are having children are not married. And alot of them are in the church. And not just one child. Why get married? I know many have been married and divorced repeatedly and it scares the younger generation. Celibacy…..doesn’t seem to be an option. Marriage causes a loss of financial benefit to many from the young parents to those on social security.
What can be done? A church needs to provide strong fellowship which emphasizes accountability. Unfortunately, many singles attending church “don’t need a singles ministry”. And they are unwilling to provide singles ministry to others. The key to singles ministry isn’t the ministers and elders. It’s a strong desire by the individual single to minister to others.