We are not just professionals; everyone on our staff has personally experienced the dynamics of single-parenting and stepfamily life.
Are you a single parent?
Are you considering remarriage?
Are you a member of a stepfamily?
Are you a pastor or Christian leader?
SINGLE ADULTS MAKE UP NEARLY 40% OF THE GENERAL POPULATION
The current generation of singles, more than any past generation, is involved in what social experts call “serial monogamy.”
Divorce is intensely stressful.
They want to be reassured that things will be okay.
They are afraid to ask important questions.
Every year, one million American children will watch Mom or Dad remarry or cohabit.
WHAT DO CHILDREN WANT THEIR PARENT TO KNOW?
They feel left out, frightened and confused.
Welcome to InStep Ministries!
InStep Ministries is a 501C3 faith-based nonprofit ministry dedicated to serving the community by providing practical, Biblical resources, support and counsel to single, divorced and remarried individuals, their families and the churches who minister to them. InStep is pro-marriage not pro-divorce. InStep is a resource member of AMFM (Association of Marriage and Family Ministries).
What We Know About Non-traditional Families:
There are more single-adult families than two-parent families (Census 2000)
There are over nearly 100 million singles in America
Most single-parent families do not attend church on a regular basis (Theresa McKenna)
Over 50% of all Americans alive today are or will be involved in a stepfamily
Successful stepfamilies maintain a strong commitment to God and to one another. This commitment is critical to weather the storms of the first few years when strangers work hard to become a family.
Single Parent Families
Single-parents are looking for a place to belong; a safe place to bring their children; aplace to feel accepted and wanted—without shame or rejection.
Singles are looking for relevance, acceptance, real community, friendships, and opportunities to learn and serve. They want a faith that is practical—a community that meets them where they are. They also want and need healthy, authentic relationships.