Angela (a pseudonym) felt numb, as if she was in shock. After twelve years of marriage, she was suddenly single again. Not only had her status changed, but also her concern about how her church family might accept her. As a professional counselor, she knew the stats. Sixty-seven percent of single moms leave the church and never return.
But Angela was determined not to fall into that category. She wanted to continue to worship with the same congregation and use her gifts as she had before life so drastically changed.
Whether never married, widows, or walking through divorce, how can we make sure the Angelas in our churches feel welcomed and loved? How can we avoid becoming another congregation that condemns single women just because they don’t fit into the traditional family box?
Here are 10 Ways to Love the Single Women at Church:
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