singles that struggle with attraction to the same-sex
THE KEY IS THE STRUGGLE
We believe that, according to the Bible, marriage is between one man and one woman. We also knowledge that we live in a fallen world of sin that can entrap any of us in many ways. While many talk about the “normal sins” and “normal addictions”, we often push away those with same-sex attraction struggles because we are not equipped with knowledge and God’s Word to help those in this struggle.
Those who struggle are in our churches and families and often want to seek to be “normal” but cannot find a way to change. We cannot ignore that singles struggle with this issue. We believe at Table for One Ministries that the Love of God can change anything and that you have not been given a struggle that you cannot have victory over (Romans 6). Furthermore, having victory over this sin does not mean that you will suddenly start having an attraction for the opposite sex.
It is important to remember that Christ came and died to bring people to Himself and someone who struggles with same-sex attraction must Be Complete in Christ first. Christ does not say you have to marry and have a heterosexual relationship in order to follow Him. Scripture is clear, however, that homosexuality is a sin, 1 Corinthians 6. Some who do struggle with this may have have heterosexual relationships, but we believe that the end goal is to not have a relationship with another person, but with your Creator.
We believe you can struggle with same-sex attraction and follow Christ. However, the key word is struggle. The end goal of this struggle is to no longer be entrapped by it, but be free in Christ. As believers we should strive to uphold God’s Word and follow His will for our lives. We are to strive to be righteous before God and man, if you are taking action in the sin, stop. Ask God for forgiveness of your sins and turn to walk in a new light, Acts 3:19. Connect with other believers and share your struggle with a confidant that can pray with you and help you out of the bondage of this sin.
There are 710,00 same-sex married couple households and 500,000 households with same-sex unmarried partners living together. In addition, 191,000 children live with same-sex parents.
After climbing steadily for almost a decade, the percentage of Americans who identify as LGBTQ remained steady at 7.2% in 2022
More than 1 in 10 millennials (11.2%) say they are LGBTQ+. Among older generations, the percentages are much smaller—3.3% of Generation X, 2.7% of baby boomers, and 1.7% of the silent generation.
25.6 million single adults over 18 who have or do struggle with same-sex attraction, between 8 and 11%. Adults are two to three times more likely to say that they are attracted to individuals of the same sex or have had same-sex sexual experiences than they are to self-identify as LGBTQ+.
Almost 1 in 5 adult Generation Z members, born between 1997 and 2004, identified in that way (19.7%), with the overwhelming majority claiming to be bisexual (13.1%).
Among LGBTQ+ adults who say they are religious, more than 3 in 4 (77%) identify as a Christian, including 28% who are Protestants.
BLOGS FOR SAME-SEX ATTRACTION
Being a Church Where Same-Sex Attraction Singles are Welcomed
Marriage isn’t the Finish Line
Not an Option
End of the Rope with Addiction
LGBTQ Adults are Single Adults
The Non-Practicing Homosexual
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.