Marriage, according to the Knot Yet report, is viewed as something Millennials want to do after they’ve sorted out the other aspects of life — it’s “a ‘capstone’ rather than a ‘cornerstone.’” The majority (77 percent) of evangelical Millennials agree that sex outside of marriage is morally wrong.
But that hasn’t stopped most of them from doing it.
We’re also both women who are set on marrying someone who shares our respective faiths — she’s Muslim, I’m Christian.
My own Christian perspective frames the following list of five reasons, but I ran it by my best friend, who agreed she’s seen similar situations play out within the Muslim context.
In the past, women of faith were guided to the ready-made “callings” of marriage and motherhood, but they’re now as free as their secular counterparts to pursue careers and post-graduate education.
They said guys now tend to be less forward about their intentions, made easier by the ability to hide behind indirect forms of communication (think text messages, email, Facebook). Maybe we’re expecting too much and have confused what it means not to “settle,” and so we stay single, waiting and hoping for our version of Mr. For a generation where its commonplace to play Madden for hours on end, live at home well into adulthood and not be able to maintain a savings account, marriage might take a backseat because growing up has, too.
To be sure, the blame could also be placed on ladies who might be equally immature or have unrealistic expectations of their future spouse. Debra Fileta, a professional counselor, comes right out with it: “Christians are bad at dating.” I agree.
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They say women are giving them a wide berth on account of their lack of belief in God.
In fact, 80 percent of unmarried Millennials who self-identify as evangelicals have had sex, according to a study from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Of that 80 percent, 64 percent reported having sex in the last year, and 42 percent say they are currently in a sexual relationship.
The common question he hears from young Christian women around the country: “Where have all the marriageable men gone?