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Sowing into Singles Ministry from 2017-2018; to read more of what God has done this past year and what is ahead, click here.
Dealing with Dysfunctionals in Your Ministry
Dysfunction: What kind of singles? NOT JUST….
63% of all single adults have never been married and other stats!
Unmarried and Single Americans Week: Sept. 18-24, 2016
• 109 million: The number of unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2015. This group made up 45 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older.
• 53% :The percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older who were women in 2015; 47 percent were men.
• 63% : The percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older in 2015 who had never been married. Another 24 percent were divorced and 13 percent were widowed.
This is what the Lord says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 NIV
Acceptances With Joy by Pastor Jim Bouck
Ron was a nice enough fellow, but his life had been anything but nice or enjoyable. He had gone through an expensive divorce which had left him alienated from not only his ex wife but their two daughters as well. The slumping economy had devastated his business and left him owing the IRS $80,000. He was depressed and lonely when he came to our single’s ministry. Ron wrestled with anger, bitterness, depression and regret but as a Christian he learned that he needed to accept his situation and give thanks in all things. Read More
Book of the Month!
Statistics71% of all high school drop outs, 75% of adolescents in substance abuse treatment centers, 85% of youths in prison, and 90% of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.
Single Dad's Ministry
Can I Make Friends With The Opposite Sex by Kris Swiatocho, Cliff Young
QUESTION: People say I’m friendly, but I think I’m more “selectively friendly.” I can easily make friends…but only with fellow women. I find it difficult to interact with people of the opposite sex. I can interact for a REALLY short time, but it quickly makes me feel uneasy. I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up without a father, or I don’t like to appear like I’m “with” someone, but it’s so hard for me. I would love to have male friends, but I don’t know how! How can I get more comfortable being around guys in a way that doesn’t look awkward, or making others think I’m being flirtatious? Read More
Join Me, Kris Swiatocho, at the keynote for this amazing cruise!
Alone - Or Empty? By Cindi Noble
Vanessa (not her real name) had never been without a boyfriend since she was thirteen years old. By all counts, the score was two bf’s in junior high, three in high school (roughly one per year), and a serious three-year relationship in college—followed by a quick rebound relationship in senior year. After college, Vanessa’s trend continued. She dated pretty regularly and by 25, was engaged. However, that didn’t last—Vanessa broke it off—and continued exploring relationships. By 28, Vanessa was married, by 32 she was divorced, and by 35 married again. The one common denominator in all of her break-ups over that 22-year stretch was Vanessa: She was the one who always initiated the break-ups. And why? Vanessa was empty inside. Read More
Labor Day Singles Retreat with Leadership portion, NC Mountains, 2018
4 Kinds of Battles of Christian Singles
BATTLE 1: When people always want to know why I never married.
At my age I guess it’s too late? “You must have been called to singleness.” My question is, why is it even their question? Why is my marital status such a need for conversation with people? Most married people simply cannot understand singles. The first thing they want to do is “fix you up” or suggest online dating. In my flesh I want to say something that isn’t so nice, Read More
Memorial Weekend, 2018, Glacier National Park, MT
June 8-10th, 2018 Singles Retreat, Ft. Myers Beach, FL