Sunday, April 1, 2012

Single Women

Have you noticed how many single women there are? Believe it or not, for the first time in U.S. history, single adult women outnumber married women. That's right. Singleness is now the new norm for adult women. Marriage for women is the exception rather than the rule.

There are probably a lot of reasons for this paradigm shift. Today women do not need husbands to support them financially. Worlds of women are educated, sophisticated, professional, and independent, fully able to make a living for themselves.

So women are marrying later, and giving up on marriage sooner. Two-thirds of all divorces are initiated by women.

But there are still needs women have that can only be met through covenant relationships: the needs for closeness, intimacy, emotional validation, and security. According to the experts, single women can be happy without a man, but married women tend to be happier than single women.

1 comment:

  1. Jim, I normally wake up every morning and really look forward to reading your typically gets my day off to a good start. But this morning's post on single women left me scratching my head. Why would this be an inspirational topic, and did you consider that this might hurtful vs. helpful? Why in this day and age do we feel a need as a society to provide commentary on how people live their lives....whether it's being single, having children, etc? There are a variety of reasons why women (and men for that matter) may be single, and it doesn't always have to do with choice. i think your words today run the risk of hurting more than helping. Keeping my fingers crossed for more inspirational words tomorrow...

    ps - i happen to be a woman in a happy, committed marriage.