I just heard about a study that said that single mothers rank #2 on a list of lonely people. How many of you have invited a single parent over for dinner and socializing? As a single person, I have observed a whole sub-culture of the church that is social among married couples but exclude single people as though singleness was contagious or the single mother might steal the husband. I consider myself a friendly and nice person, but I have never been invited to dinner by a married couple in the church. Never. Does your church do anything to reach out to single people and/or single parents? Do you? Please don't tell me "it goes both ways". I know that... but many divorced people don't feel welcome in the church anyways and are afraid to take that first step. What do you think?