One by One: Welcoming the Singles in Your Church
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You may be ignoring the fastest-growing demographic in your community
There are now more single adults than married adults in the United States. Yet the evangelical church often focuses primarily on serving couples and families. As a result, singles may feel undervalued and underserved, causing them to look elsewhere for spiritual nourishment and community engagement.
Through fascinating personal testimonies from a wide variety of single believers, Gina Dalfonzo shows that serving singles well is not difficult--and it benefits everyone. She gives church leaders and lay members alike a rare glimpse into the challenges many single adults face and offers practical ways to involve singles in the life of the church.
"What might it look like for us to not merely welcome those who are not married into our church communities, but to recognise that our churches are just as much their true home as they are ours? Gina Dalfonzo’s book challenges married readers to be more pastorally inclusive and loving of their single brothers and sisters in Christ. After examining the stigmas, stereotypes and shame which so many single Christians experience, she embarks on a journey to discover just how we got to this point. Readers of a certain vintage will be intrigued by her analysis of the turn of the century “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” phenomena, and particularly its role in helping shape our current theological and pastoral attitudes towards singleness."
-- Dani Treweek
Number of pages: 240
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