"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
Paul Ryan is being set up as the intellectual brain child of the Republican Party. He has refashion himself as the Republican that cares about the poor. Today on Bill Bennett’s show, he said the following:
“We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work,” the Wisconsin Republican said on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show. “There is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.”
One of the biggest problems with Mr. Ryan statement is that it omits a myriad of reasons why African-American (let’s face it, that’s who he is talking about), are not working. One of the chief, they can’t get a job Mr. Ryan…No one will hire them Mr. Ryan even if they have the qualifications. To make general’s statements about a population of people is offensive. But that is one of the problems of the Pseudo intellectual Republican Party. You would think with all the empirical data concerning poverty in this country; that Mr. Ryan would have used it rather than making general assertions about people.
Maybe Mr. Ryan would do better if he did what my third-grade teacher once told me to do, “do your homework.” The chief part of that, Mr. Ryan, is to stop talking about poor people and start talking to poor people. Until you do that, Mr Ryan, you just come across as a foolish politician, who says whatever he needs to say to throw red-meat to rednecks in red states.