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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.
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
Enjoy Today by Singles Pastor JIm Bouck
1. Today I will look for God’s creative beauty everywhere I look.
…His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made,.. Romans 1:20
How to Move on When Your Ex Already Has? by Kris Swiatocho, Cliff Young
I just got out a 3-year relationship. There was a couple of break ups in between, but never over anything serious, always small situations that grew into something big. And that could be talked out. Well he broke up with me, and a week later he was plastered all over social media with a girl he just literally met. I still wanted to work things out, but 2 weeks from the split they told each other they loved each other and they are now in a serious relationship. Read More
How Do You Know When You Are Called Into Ministry?
Luke 2: 8-12
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
A New Holiday Tradition: Giving God's Way by Kris Swiatocho
I'm not sure what it is … perhaps boredom, age, anxiousness, or simply the Holy Spirit telling me something needs to change. But I have really gotten frustrated with how I've spent the holidays.
As a never-married, single adult, holidays can become predictable, traditional, even boring. Sure, they are filled with a ton of food, awesome decorations and a ton of presents. I mean, my mom can outdo Martha Stewart any day. Read More
Join Me, Kris Swiatocho, at the keynote for this amazing cruise!
Christmas, A Reason for Hope: Four Reasons Why Focusing on the Meaning of Christmas Leads to Hope and Healing by Church Initiative
This holiday season, as Christmas lights and trees go up all around you, it’s likely that the only thing going “up” in your life is your stress level—with bittersweet memories flooding in, children looking to you expectantly and a calendar filled with events where you’ll have to explain your marital status, yet again. With all of these things pressing in on you, it’s easy to see why the holidays are stressful and why you may be anticipating them with dread. Read More
Book of the Month!
When church board meetings turn contentious, what's a pastor to do? Drawing on his sometimes harrowing experience with church administrators, Osborne shares practical wisdom for developing and maintaining a unified team. Discover how to overcome roadblocks to harmony, what to do when a member isn't working out, guide a congregation through controversial changes, and more. 192 pages, softcover from Zondervan. Read More
Survival Tips for Handling the Holiday's
When I was a child, the holidays were an elaborate event. My nana prepared an exceptional menu of meats, fish, pastas and pastries that would make angels salivate. Cousins, aunts and uncles, godparents and various other people filled the house with boisterous talking, bellowing laughter and an occasional argument. Nana’s girlfriends spoke only Italian, and they smelled a little odd. But their pinch to your cheek or bone-crunching hug only added to the fun … The holidays were never quite the same without my nana. Read More
You're The Mirror on the Wall by Cindi Nobel
Recently, two things happened that made me think. I was listening to a student lamenting, in tears, that her boyfriend had just broken up with her. What to say? Can’t really say he’s a jerk (might’ve thought it) and probably shouldn’t suggest that she’ll be over him in a month (a week?). So I said the only thing I could think of (that was true): “You’re such a pretty girl—he’s going to regret this!” Read More