5 Facts About Modern Families (Weekend Reading)

Modern Families

There is not doubt that families are changing. In his article 5 Facts You Need to Know About American Families, Dale Hudson shares five statistics about how families have changed and offers advice on how to make sure your church is relevant to today’s families.

Questions for Further Reflection or Discussion

  • Did any of the statistics in the article surprise you?
  • Have any of these statistics impacted your family?
  • Which changes do you consider good? Why?
  • Which changes do you consider to be negative? Why?
  • How has your community and/or church responded to these changes?
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Written by Wayne Stocks
Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families. Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son's soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship). You can reach Wayne at wayne@hope4hurtingkids.com.