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Does Your Church Discriminate Against Single Mothers?

I grew up with a hardworking single mother (love you mom) and know how heavy the load is for them to carry.  As our church creates some new positions and goes through some reorganization, I find myself wondering who I can ask to lead this area or that area and many of our most committed members that come to mind are single moms, but…

Churches don’t ask single moms to be Director of Middle School Ministry do they?

Churches don’t ask single moms to be Music Director or Worship Leader, right?

Churches don’t ask single moms to be high-ranking overseers of much of anything, correct?

While sexism is real in the American church, many churches still empower women to lead, but it appears that they must either be married or permanently single with no kids if they want to be fully considered.

Can we keep it real? What’s up with this?  Why are our churches discriminating against single mothers?

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