Marriage is the Most Urgent Ministry Gap for the Church
Family Decline Drives Faith Decline
Americans—especially younger Americans—are falling away from faith at alarming rates. The primary factor behind this mass exodus from religion appears to be the collapse in family structure.
Rise of the Religious “Nones”
The rates of those reporting to be religiously unaffiliated are growing dramatically from one generation to the next.
Source: The American Family Survey 2015-2018
Family Structure is Key for Passing on the Faith to Children
Millennials from married homes are 78% more likely to attend church than peers from unmarried homes.
A parents’ marriage has a massive, lifelong impact on whether their kids practice Christianity as adults. Those from married homes across the last three generations regularly attend church at nearly the same rate. Source: 2018 American Political and Social Behavior survey (APRB).