Black christian dating community
According to David Morrow in , “a staggering 92 percent of African-American churches in America reported a gender gap.” According to Morrow’s sources, “75 to 90 percent of the adults in the typical African-American congregation are women.” That means black Christian women face a low probability of marrying black Christian men.Although discipling African American men is part of the solution, I’m concerned more with discipling my black sisters and, in the midst of an ongoing crisis, drawing them into Christian community.At a time when families as a whole, and black families in particular, are seriously unraveling, young black women are facing a maelstrom of conflicting messages about their bodies, identities, and especially their relationships.On the one hand, the last decade has seen a resurgence of young black women taking pride in their natural attributes, from the natural-hair movement to the make-up free look of judge Alicia Keys.For example, while single Christian black women have the highest church attendance (33%) among all singles groups, most black dating couples do not meet each other at church anymore. Because only 15% of black single men attend services or Christian singles groups regularly.
Furthermore, lack of interracial progress (as noted above) impacts Although pop culture is a powerful space for modeling what it means to be a black woman, there is no substitute for family and community.
For those folks who do not find their soulmate through friends, work, church or the market, it’s a great alternative.
The following is the top Black dating site Christians use.
As Jasmine Holmes writes about being black and single, “I still find myself looking back and wishing that my white friends knew—or at least admitted—some of the unique struggles that I had to face and that I still watch so many of my [black] sisters in Christ face every day.” The church has both a crisis and an opportunity on its hands.
With that in mind, how can we as local church communities help to heal the broken identities of our black sisters, especially in the realm of relationships?