Churches must work to restore healthy marriages and fatherhood to combat a growing decline in Christianity. That’s the finding of a survey by faith-based group Communio which seeks to equip churches to strengthen the marriage and relationship health of their members.
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The Family Crisis Caused the Faith Crisis: Why Marriage Is the Most Urgent Ministry Gap in the Church Today

The breakdown of traditional family structures can be linked to the decline in religious engagement. It points out the diminishing number of households with married parents and emphasizes the impact of this on various societal issues. J.P. De Gance calls attention to the lack of focus on marriage ministries within churches and suggests that addressing this gap is crucial for combating the ongoing faith crisis.

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“Marriage is the most urgent ministry gap in the church today”: US study links faith crisis to family woes

The recent decline in US church attendance is linked to the breakdown of marriages, as highlighted by J.P. De Gance of Communio. He emphasizes the need for churches to prioritize marriage ministries, pointing out that most American churches lack such initiatives. By shifting focus and investing in relationship-centered programs, churches can strengthen families, revitalize faith communities, and promote healthier relationships.

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