In Step Ministries
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Here is an excellent website and ministry for single adults, single parents and stepfamiles.

About InStep Ministries

We are a 501c3 faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving singles, single parents and stepfamilies and those who minister to them. Our purpose is to influence our culture for Christ. Our passion is to equip people for life. Our vision is to see every single, single parent or stepfamily member connected to a faith community, where they can build authentic relationships, find healing and be equipped to serve. Our mission is to provide resources, counseling and other services that are practical, Biblical, and affordable. InStep is passionate about serving the local church and the millions of individuals in non-traditional families. To learn more about InStep, visit our website:

http://www.instepministries.com
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#2
This is a good page on Never Marrieds on this website. Some good information here:

http://www.instepministries.com/singleadults.php
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#3
DARLENE


thank you for posting this web site

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#4
Some very good statistics on this website:

Single adults make up nearly 40% of the general population (close to 100 million adults) 10-15% are widowed; 30-35% never married and 50-60% divorced

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one third of men and nearly one quarter of women between the ages of 30 - 34 have never been married, nearly four times the rates in 1970. Part of the reason for the growing single population is the high rate at which men and women are delaying marriage. The average age of first marriage for women is now twenty-five, and for men twenty-seven. This is the first time in U.S. history that both sexes are choosing to marry so late.

The current generation of singles, more than any past generation, is involved in what social experts call “serial monogamy.” This means they will have a series of “committed” partners prior to marriage, which explains the delay in marriage. Fear of commitment, struggles with independence and career, and fear of marriage failure are the likely reasons for this delay.

Singles are vastly misunderstood in the church. Some churches see them as cavalier and unable to commit. Others see them as hedonists, always looking for fun. Still others see them as relationally deficient. Most churches view marriage as the “cure” for singleness. In reality, most singles want to marry. Most are solid people who fear the aftermath of failed marriages (as they witnessed in their parents). Some are lonely, alienated, wounded, disconnected and cautious. However, many are very high functioning and leaders in the community. They are looking for relevance, acceptance, real community, friendships, and opportunities to learn and serve. Some have difficulty with relationships and decision-making. All are looking for a faith that is practical and relevant—that meets them where they are.
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#5
More good information on this website...............you can check it out at:

http://instepministries.com/
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#6
DARLENE

THANK you for posting this web site---i looks interesting

dgrimm70
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#7
This ministry is looking great!

http://instepministries.com/
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#8
Yes, I like this website.....talks about step families, and much more. Very good!
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