The Independent: Single Christians feel unsupported by family-focused churches
The Independent newspaper report on the findings of a survey of nearly 3,000 people who use the dating site Christian Connection.
“We hope churches will understand and learn from the findings. Single people often feel marginalised in churches which concentrate on the needs of families. However, as the number of single people grows in society, it is more important than ever that churches identify ways to make them feel welcome and fully included.”
Single Christians feel “isolated, alone and lonely” within their churches, according to new research.
More than a third of worshippers who were not married or in a relationship said they did not feel treated the same as those that were part of conventional families.
Nearly four out of ten single churchgoers said they often felt “inadequate or ignored” whilst 42.8 per cent said their church did not know what to do with them.
A total of 37 per cent said they “did not feel treated as family members”