Post # 1
One thing that I have noticed at church is that after getting married church attendance seems to drop. I have noticed a few couples who seem to almost not be coming at all or only every once in a while. It just seems strange since they attended very regularly before getting married.
Have you noticed this trend at church? Did your attendance change after getting married?
Post # 2
I think there is a huge issue at a lot of churches with a gap in classes. There is college students, then sometimes young and single professionals classes, but not much married with no kids class. Because there is, especially in churches, a quick transition from married to married with kids, people who don’t have kids yet but also don’t fit into the singles/students class just don’t go. I know when we got married, we ended up still in the college ministry just because we had more in common with them than the people with kids at home but still felt out of place.
Post # 3
Kacey23: No, I’ve never noticed it. Although sometimes couples move churches; either because they are from two different churches pre-marriage (so they feel they need to choose one or the other), or because they get a house/apartment in a different area.
Post # 4
i haven’t really noticed anything like that.
my husband and i both grew up going to church. i never stopped going. my husband sort of got away from it, but after we started dating he starting going semi-regularly. we now go every sunday if we can.
we have a church we like in our hometown, but when we lived in a different area we would go to mass at different parishes. we eventually found one we really liked, unfortunately, we moved again a couple of months after found it, haha.
Post # 5
chasesgirl: This is why DH and I stopped going too. Well, I’m actively looking, but he stopped 🙂 Our plan is to wait at least 5 years to have kids, and our lifestyle is more similar to a college/grad student (crazy working hours during the week, going out with friends and traveling on the weekends). We had an easier time fitting in socially at this really huge, conservative Christian church but we didn’t agree ideologically, so the search continues…
Post # 6
I haven’t seen marriage cause a drop in attendance – if anything, many couples seem to make church more of a priority as they marry and start a family. We enjoy attending together!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2015 - Church
We want to start our own Bible study after our wedding bc our church has a great college / singles ministry and a great married couples ministry but no young-marrieds group.