"There are three major groups which must be studied separately to truly understand singles," Barna explained. "The never-been-married group, which is the largest singles subset, is the youngest, most active and most optimistic of the three segments. Divorced adults are typically middle-aged and have completely different needs, goals, expectations and issues. Widowed adults tend to be primarily female, are generally in their sixties and beyond, and possess an en- tirely different view on the future than do their younger, single counterparts. All three groups are single, but the route to singlehood and their perspectives and lifestyles suggest that it is inap- propriate to think of or to treat all singles alike." Barna indicated that those who have never been married make up the lion’s share of America’s 82 million single adults, representing nearly six out of every ten singles. Adults who are current- ly divorced are one-quarter of the singles population, while widowed adults form the remaining one-sixth. Whereas men slightly outnumber women among those who have never been married and divorced women slightly outnumber divorced men, widowed women dwarf widowed men by a 4.3-to-1 ratio.
"Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not sleeping. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, 1st, activity under command; 2nd, readiness for any new command that may come; 3rd, the ability to do nothing until the command is given." G. Campbell Morgan