Young Adults More Likely to Live with Parents
A married partner is no longer the most likely living option for young adults, ages 18 to 34. As of 2014, 32.1% of young adults live with a parent, while 31.6% live with a spouse or partner. In addition, 22% live in a dorm, prison, or other relative. This overall number is not as high as in country’s such as Italy, but in some cases this arrangement could be a failure to “launch” into adulthood.Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Young adults face real economic challenges and trends for marriage are changing. Churches that tend to value marriage can risk alienating young adults who live at home. Cultural Shifts: Churches can pressure young adults to marry, but some believe that it’s wise to wait. How do churches support young adults in this challenging season? Where Do Singles Fit? There are more singles in the 18 to 34 year-old range, but churches tend to focus on families. How do churches minister to both groups well? Parents with Ministry Needs: Are there ministry opportunities or challenges for parents who have older children living at home? How could this shift impact your ministry? Find this story interesting? It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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