Secular Article from the UK On How Marriage Proposals Have Changed
For almost 50 years Debrett’s has set the gold standard in old-fashioned British etiquette, advising the public on how to avoid social faux pas and maintain a “proper” demeanour in polite company.
But the publisher has broken with tradition in its latest Handbook, by informing male suitors that they are no longer duty-bound to seek permission for their partner’s hand in marriage before proposing. Read More
57% of Single Adults in the USA are not interested in Dating--Based on a Forbes Secular Survey
If you are single and feeling kind of alone before Valentine’s Day, this may make you go, “Oh, Pew.” Results from a Pew Research Center survey of 6,034 U.S. adults conducted from July 5 t0 17, 2022, show that you are definitely not alone. That survey found 30% of the U.S. adults surveyed to be single, which was defined as not being married, not living with a partner, and not being in a committed romantic relationship. This percentage was higher (47%) among adults under 30 years of age, lower (21%) among the 30- to 49-year-olds, and at 30% for those 50 years and older. Read More
Women are Skipping Marriage and Becoming a Force in the Workplace
Note: Secular article
The number of single, unmarried women in the workforce has grown three times faster than the overall pool of workers in the past decade. Read More
Best/Worse States to Live as a Single Adult
Note: This is a secular article.
UK Resource to Single Friendly Churches
Single friendly church offers resources including articles, stats, news, connections to singles groups throughout the UK. Check it out for more information.
US Pastors Identify Their Greatest Needs
by Aaron Earls, Lifeway Research, Charisma Magazine
Pastors face unique difficulties inherent in their careers but what are their greatest needs? Pastors themselves say they're most concerned about seeing their churchgoers grow spiritually and making connections with those outside of their churches.
After speaking directly with pastors to gather their perspectives on their ministries and personal challenges, Lifeway Research surveyed 1,000 U.S. pastors for the 2022 Greatest Needs of Pastors study to discover what they see as their most pressing issues. Read More
US Marriage Rates Hit New Recorded Low
Why 25% of Millennials Will Never Get Married (secular article by Time)
The number of Americans who have always been single and will never marry is at a historic high, says a new Pew Research report, partly because they don’t have jobs and partly because marriage is becoming less highly-regarded. Most people think it’s important for couples who intend to stay together to be married, but the number of single Americans who want to get married has dropped significantly even in the last four years. Read More
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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.
US Single Stats including race
4 Critical Reminders about Singles in Your Congregation by Sara Beth Fentress, Lifeway
When I placed the silver “True Love Waits” ring on my 15-year-old finger, I never dreamed I would still be single into my 40s. It honestly didn’t even cross my mind. Growing up in the south, expectations included getting married in your early 20s so you can begin adulting and start your own family. In retrospect, I didn’t even have a category for people like me. Today, most churches still don’t have a category for people like me.
For a variety of reasons, prolonged singleness is on the rise in modern societies. Please consider a few simple reminders and suggestions from a single woman living in a Christian culture that idolizes marriage and family. If you’re single, keep reading; I’ve included some truth in love for you, as well.
1. UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES US ABOUT SINGLENESS AND MARRIAGE. Read More
Stats/PowerPoint on Singlesness
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. Sheri Denham
The Decline of Marriage Rates and the Evolution of Mate Selection in America Today
Earlier this year, the American Enterprise Institute and the Survey Center on American Life put out a new report on how men and women find and enter romantic relationships. This topic is critical for those who care about the health of family because romantic attraction serves as the genesis of family formation for most people.
What Singleness Reveals about the World to Come
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