Single families come about through the following ways: Single mother/father by divorce, single mother/father by being widowed, single mother/father by child out of wedlock, and single mother/father by adoption or adoption. The local church needs to be equipped to address these areas of being a single-parent family without assuming how they became one. Single parents, you are never parenting alone when you are Complete in Christ.
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40% of all Parents are Single Parents
In 1980, some 18 percent of all women in the United States who gave birth were unmarried. As of 2020, the percentage of births to unmarried women has increased to 40.5 percent.
America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2020
67 % Less Single vs Married Household Income
Median family income of married-couple families with children was about $101,560 in 2021, whereas their single-father counterparts had median total family income of $50,942 and single-mother counterparts had just $32,586.
Grandparents are Raising Families
Number of unmarried grandparents who were caregivers for their grandchildren in 2018. They comprised about three in 10 grandparents who were responsible for their grandchildren.
Unmarried Parents Living Alone
Number of unmarried parents living with their children in 2021. Of these, 10.0 million were unmarried mothers and 1.7 million were unmarried fathers, and 1.9 million were unmarried couples with at least one shared child.
Half of Abortions are Singles in their 20's
Over half of all abortions are for single women in their 20s.
Single Mothers at Birth
36% of women age 15 to 50 with a birth in the last 12 months, as of 2021, who were widowed, divorced or never married.
America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2021
Abortions in America
In 2020, there were 620,327 abortions in the U.S.
30 Years Old at Childbirth
While there was a large jump in birth rates for women in their late 30s, the decline seen in younger groups still brought the overall fertility rate down, shifting the median age at childbirth to 30
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Resources to Reach Singles
At Table for One Ministries we are comprised of seminary professors, ministers, doctoral students, and lay leaders passionate about reaching singles. We also have done ministry for decades and know that even the most seasoned of leaders can use a helping hand sometimes. Our Ministry wants to help you get the tools you need to reach singles in your area.
Not all singles are the same.
Adults in America
Your community is more single than married.