More Americans Than Ever Have Never Married: (2014) Survey

More Americans Than Ever Have Never Married: (2014) Survey

(Link): More Americans than ever have never married: survey

This news story is basically a rehash of an earlier one that I blogged on here:

(Link):  Statistics Show Single Adults Now Outnumber Married Adults in the United States

Observe as churches – particularly evangelicals, Baptists, etc – either

1. continue to IGNORE this data,

and out of the ones who bother to comment,  rather than HELPING and ministering to adult singles past 30,

2. they will only buckle down on the

(and bear in mind that I am right-wing and a Republican and disagree with secular feminists about 95% of the time),

  • “Oh noes, the disintegration of The Famblee!!11! Think of THE FAMBLEE! Oh lawd, what about the FAMBLEE?? It’s all the fault of the feminists, those nasty feminists and liberals!”

and

  • “Young folks under 25, get married NOW and start making bay-bees!!!”

rhetoric and hand wringing.

No cares will be given for anyone still single past 25 or 30, and you will be doubly screwed by churches and Christian culture if you’re still single past 35.

(Link): More Americans than ever have never married: survey

  • Sept 23, 2014
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A record 20 percent of adult Americans, or 42 million people, have never married, marking a U.S. demographic and social shift, according to an analysis released on Wednesday.
  • The rise in never-married adults is caused by several factors, including later ages for marriage and more people living together and raising children outside of wedlock, the report by the Pew Research Center said.

  • In 2012, 23 percent of men and 17 percent of women 25 and older had never been married, marking a widening gap between the sexes. In 1960, 10 percent of men and 8 percent of women had never married, said the Pew report.

  • “Shifting public attitudes, hard economic times and changing demographic patterns may all be contributing to the rising share of never-married adults,” Pew said. The analysis was based on Census Bureau data and a Pew survey.

  • … Men and women are looking for different qualities in potential spouses. Among never-married women, 78 percent say finding someone with a steady job would be very important.

    For 70 percent of men, sharing similar views about raising children is more important than finding someone with a steady job.

    Pew said the percentage of never-married adults has climbed as the gap in earnings between men and women has narrowed since 1980.

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Related posts:

(Link): Never Married Christians Over Age 35 who are childless Are More Ignored Than Divorced or Infertile People or Single Parents

(Link): False Christian Teaching: “Only A Few Are Called to Singleness and Celibacy” or (also false): God’s gifting of singleness is rare – More Accurate: God calls only a few to marriage and God gifts only the rare with the gift of Marriage

(Link):  “Marriage is the closest you can come to being like Christ.” ~ says an obnoxious married Christian man to an unmarried woman

(Link):  “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” – one of the most excellent Christian rebuttals I have seen against the Christian idolatry of marriage and natalism, and in support of adult singleness and celibacy – from CBE’s site

(Link):  Is Singleness A Sin? by Camerin Courtney

(Link): The Changing American Family (article)

(Link):  Several (Excellent) Articles about Adult Singleness From Sept 2014 CBE Site

(Link):   Candice Watters and Boundless Blog Gets It Wrong / Christian prolonged singlehood singleness singles ignored

(Link): Christian TV Personality ( Jimmy Evans ) Says You Cannot Meet God’s Destiny For Your Life Without A Spouse = Anti Singleness Singlehood Singles Bias Prejudice Making Idol out of Marriage

(Link): Are Christian Singles The New Second Class Christian? by Duke Taber

(Link): “Family-ing” Single Adults by D. Franck – How Churches Can Minister to Single Adults

(Link): Preacher Mark Driscoll Basically Says No, Single Christian Males Cannot or Should Not Serve as Preachers / in Leadership Positions – Attempts to Justify Unbiblical, Anti Singleness Christian Bias

(Link): The Isolating Power of Family-Centered Language

(Link): Are Single People the Lepers of Today’s Church? by Gina Dalfonzo

(Link): Single Adults – Why They Stay and Why They Stray From Church – Book Excerpts

(Link): The Netherworld of Singleness for Some Singles – You Want Marriage But Don’t Want to Be Disrespected or Ignored for Being Single While You’re Single

(Link): Are There Any Protestant or Baptist Singles – Friendly Churches or Denominations ? / Singles Single Adult Childfree Childless Age 30 40 50 Christian

(Link): The Obligatory, “Oh, but if you’re single you can still benefit from my marriage sermon” line

(Link): Five Things Single Women Hate to Hear

(Link): The Problem with Platitudes – for Christian single over 35 years old never married

(Link): List of Christian Singlehood Annoyances, Part 1

(Link): Stop telling single women they’re fabulous! by S. Eckel

(Link): Myths About Never Married Adults Over Age 40

(Link): Lies The Church Tells Single Women (by Sue Bohlin)

(Link):  A Gap between Singles & Couples in the Church – a post by Brittany

(Link): Do You Rate Your Family Too High? (Christians Who Idolize the Family) (article)

(Link): Never Married Adult Woman Says Married Friends Did Not Help Her When She Was Sick

(Link): Why People Don’t Go To Church (various links and testimonies March 2014)

(Link): The World Does Not Need More Marriage Sermons – They Don’t Stop Divorce or Get People Married

(Link): If Family Is Central, Christ Is Not

 (Link): A Critique Of, More Singles Commentary by Mark Driscoll (“Two Mistakes Singles Make”)

(Link): Christian Patriarchy Group: God Demands You Marry and Have Babies to Defeat Paganism and Satan. Singles and the Childless Worthless (in this worldview).

(Link): The Irrelevancy To Single or Childless or Childfree Christian Women of Biblical Gender Complementarian Roles / Biblical Womanhood Teachings