Thoughts Regarding ‘Crisis in the Christian Church: A Lack of Young, Single Men’ Essay by S. Green
I will excerpt this essay from The Christian Post, which was published about a month ago, then offer my thoughts.
I will start out by saying it’s not just a lack of YOUNG men in the church, but a lack of single men of ANY age at churches that is a problem for any Christian single woman who expected to be able to find a marital partner at a church.
I remain single past my 30s and 40s. I had wanted to be married, I was taught by Christian culture and my parents that if I was just a good Christian person, prayed, and trusted in God, that I would be “sent” a Christian spouse, and that I could likely expect to meet this spouse, whoever he was, at a church.
So, over the years, in my 20s and older, I would pop into the occasional church every so often. However, any time I attended, there were never any single men of my age, once I got into my mid or late 20s, my 30s, and my 40s.
It’s not just women in their 20s who’d like to marry, it’s women in their 30s and on up age-wise who’d like to marry. Why oh why do Christians always ignore them? It’s not fair or okay.
Never, ever focus solely on 20-something singles.
With that, here is the article – below the article, I will offer my observations:
By Solomon Green, March 4, 2021
….Churches are increasingly becoming a (Link): very unpopular [PDF document] place to meet a future wife or husband since the 1940s. The truth is, Christian Culture is dying.
…new families cannot be formed when there is a barrier of severe gender imbalance. According to (Link): Lyman Stone’s study, a typical Sunday service has 71 eligible men to 100 eligible women.
This is an enormous problem within the Body of Christ that isn’t getting any better or going to fix itself.
New men aren’t just going to walk into churches. So how do churches fix this? Well, here are three steps to help solve the problem.
Step One: Have more Sunday sermons focused on careers, sex, and marriage. These topics are of great importance, yet are hardly covered from the pulpit …