Articles: Stats/News/Video You Can Use
Note: Some of these articles are secular but give great information regarding singles in America today.
Single Stats in the US, 2016
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.
• 19 million:The number of unmarried U.S. residents 65 and older in 2015. These seniors made up 18 percent of all unmarried people 18 and older.
• 88: The number of unmarried men 18 and older for every 100 unmarried women in the United States in 2015.
• 59 million: The number of households maintained by unmarried men and women in 2015. These households comprised 47 percent of households nationwide.
• 35 million: The number of people who lived alone in 2015. They comprised 28 percent of all households, up from 17 percent in 1970.
Single Stats, US Census
What the Single in the Pew Needs From You
Barna Research: Single Minded
Why Am I Not Married by Bethel Church, Richlands, WA
singlemotherguide.com/single-mother-statistics/Single Mom Stats
Ten Reasons Millennials Are Back Away from God and Christianity by Fox News
San Francisco Ask: Where have all the children gone? by NY Times
17 Signs Your Relationship is Toxic by MSN
Marriage: Optional - Disposable - Re-definable? by Dennis Franck
Financial Advice for Newly Single Adults by Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
Cohabitation/Stats by Dennis Franck
Sexually transmitted Diseases Hit an All Time High In the US by Maggie Fox, MSN News
Stats on Singleness in the US - Secular organization but good information.
Christian Mingle Must Have Gay Section by CBN
TD Jakes Partners with Christian Mingle
Feasting on God's Word, "Plano Singles Minister Battles Brain Cancer by Leslie Barker, The Dallas Morning News
Stats/Comparison of Online Dating Services by Consumer Affairs
London Childcare Cost too High for Single Parents by BBC
Match.com Survey (Secular) on Singleness
Why are So Many Singles Unmarried by By Stephanie Hanes, Correspondent June 14, 2015
Young Men Giving Up on Marriage by Hilary White (orig published 2013, secular article)
Florida Baptists? The Era of Living Single by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Witness
How To Use Technology to Engage Millennials In The Church with Eliot Crowther
Christian singles look for ministries of their own By Lisa Kaylor, August Chronicles
Single Parent Families and the Church, interview of James Cruise
Reaching the Nominals by Ed Stetzer
8 Singles Principles for Singles Ministry by Toni Ridgaway
Amazing Singles Ministry in the Philippines
Single in Christ and Sexual Being by Mary Ellen Dykas
Hope for Christian Singles by CBN
Why Singles Are 'Invisible' in Many Churches; Two Megachurches That Have Thriving Singles Ministries By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post
Single Adults in the Church by Holly Meade
Singles Survey, Interesting Results, Gap Ministry, Vineyard Church, Columbus, OH
FIRST PERSON: The SIngle Multitude, by Diana Davis
China Hosted a Huge Singles Conference, 2014 by Alex Cheung
Singles Forgoing Marriage by Wall Street Journal
Stats on Singles in the UK by David Pullinger
CEO Dad's Open Up About Balancing Fatherhood and Work by Time Magazine
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed by MSN News 9
Sexual Atheism: Christian Dating Data Reveals a Deeper Spiritual Malaise by Kenny Luck
Singles Make up the Majority of Tax Filers by By Jeanne Sahadi CNN Money
5 Signs the Economy is Heating Up..1 is Divorce Rate is Up by Rick Newman, Yahoo News
Invisible Singles by David Briggs, Regular Author, Huffington Post
Jesus Can Make You A Better Lover Ad Campaign by UK Dating Service by Katherine Weber, Christian Post
10 Dating TIps for Singles by Barna Group by Dr. Linda Mintle, Family Therapist, CBN.com
5 Reasons Why Christian Men Never Ask Girls out on Dates Anymore
5 Reasons Millennials Stay Connected to Church by Barna Group
Online Dating Scam Report by WRAL-TV 5.
Marriage Rate at Lowest by USA Today
Comment by Dennis Franck, National Assemblies fo God singles director.
That's Odd: Bias on Single Pastors by Steve Dewitt
Are We Afraid of Single Pastors by Mark Almlie
Marry Young (doc)
by Julie Shaw | Slate.com
Study: Young Couples Avoiding Marriage (doc)
by Kristen Wong | MSN Living
Losing Wives, Raising Kids: UNC support group helps widowed dads (doc)
Should Singles People Be Eligible to Lead the Church
by Alex Murashko | Christian Post
Why Singles Ministry Isn't Easy
by Tim Lateinen | Published by Crosswalk.com
China Seeing a Huge Divorce Rate
by By Joe Weisenthal | Business Insider
American's Seem to Be Losing Their Religion (poll)
by By Yasmine Anwar | University of Berkley, CA
Living the Abstinent Lifestyle in New York City
by Ben Solomon | New York Times
Study: Young Couples Not Getting Married Due to Fear of Divorce
by Thaddeus Balinkski | Life Sight News
Stuff Singles Hear by Clean Getaway Comedy (link to video clip)
E-harmony CEO meets Controversial Success by Maggie Lake, CNN.com
Family Life Today Interview on Being Single (mp3)
Living Word church makes oil change a ministry, too by Bill Landauer, York Daily Record (doc)
A Conversation with Cris Carpenter, Single Adult in Foreign Missions by Lynn McMillion, The Christian Chronicle (doc)
Should Pastors Dates Their Members (from 1992)
Baltimore Sun, Posted 1992
5 Reasons Churches Should Serve Single Moms by Jennifer Maggio, published by Pastors.com (doc)
Parasite Singles in Japan published by Mainchi, Japan Website (doc)
Ministry to Singles, A Challenge in Church by Garret of Star Press, (doc)
The Vine Ministries by Charles Linzie, Sacramento Church of Christ Singles Ministry (doc)
Churches Aim for Sensitivity to Singles by Peter Smith, Delmarnow.com (doc)
Why Do We Really Aspire to Marry? by Sonja Lewis, The Huffington Post, UK
Survey Portrait of Black Women in America by Washington Post
3 Mistakes Singles Make with their Money by Sheiresa Mgo
Unmarried and Single American's Week: Sept 18-24 by PR Wire
Census: Recession Taking Toll on Young Adults by Hope Yen
Divorce Stats: compiled by Divorce Ministry 4 Kids
Single Creek: Documentary on the life of Real Christian Singles
On Bias Against Single Pastors by Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition
Alone Together by Jennifer Senior (Secular view of being alone in NYC)
A Singles Group Reaching Orphans in Mexico (Video sponsored by Singles Serving God's Kids)
Single Parent Article from a secular point of view on Squido (offers up to date stats)
Four in 10 Say Marriage is Becoming Obsolete by Hope Yen
8 Myths About Being Single by Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.
Is Marriage Good for Your Health? featured on MSN by Tara Parker-Pope
Single Scene at Church, Fostering Fellowship vs. Meat Market by Grand Rapid Press
November, 2008 Lifeway Christian Single Magazine Last Issue
Singles Losing Jobs Twice as Fast A Marrieds by Laura Wilson Shaver
Trends in Singles Ministry compiled by Pastor Tom Blackwood, Calvary AOG, Greensboro, NC (doc)
Single, Spiritual and Seeking, CBS story, 2005
National Divorce Rates/Stats
Divorce is Declining but So is Marriage by Sharon Jayson, USA Today
Cohabitation Facts and Stats by Sheri and Bob Stritof
Why is Marriage Declining in the UK by Andy McSmith
Where Have All the Single Christian Men Gone: Article from Christianity Today
Eye on Unmarried America by Thomas F. Coleman
Even the Church is Struggling With Porn Addiction
I just listened to an interview that the head of Trunews had with his son on the issue of porn. The statistics are shocking! 68% of men IN THE CHURCH and 50-54% of PASTORS are addicted to it, i.e. view it on a regular basis. Here is the interview and the website for a dvd series on overcoming the addiction by a renewing of the mind...as Paul says. It cannot be "just stopped"...as it actually does change the physical makeup of the brain. Please take time to listen and discuss with the head of the Men's Ministry.
https://www.trunews.com/article/trunews-tv-november-2-2017 (Interview, problem, and statistics)
https://conquerseries.com/ (program/materials website)
Stats/PowerPoint on Singlesness
New Resource in the UK: www.SingleFriendlyChurch.com
Reaching and Growing Young Men
Focus on the Family: Lisa Anderson
Listen to video broadcast on Cohabitation featured on Focus on the Family by Lisa Anderson, Director of the Boundless (online magazine geared towards young adults wanting to date and get married).
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. Sheri Denham
Boundaries in Relationships
Dr. John Townsend shares on having boundaries in relationships. Dr. Townsend and Dr. Cloud are the authors of "Boundaries in Dating." Great free youtube video series.
Great powerpoint resource for stats on singleness the you can use to present to your church/pastors/leaders.
Stats on Singleness
Click above to be taken to the National Singles Assemblies of God website to view the video. Great resource to share with your church/ministry on the stats of singles in your church and community.
Single and Satisfied, Dr. Tony Evans