I have observed in the SDA body that there are two or three groups that are given attention but there is a forth group that is growing rapidly that gets no attention or support from an organizational or even congregational level. There are ministries for those who are married, singles/youth and children. However, a fourth group that comprises of those who, at some point, started a family and are now widowed, divorced, separated or just single parents, get no support or special ministry in the church. If one were to examine the official component of the church, one would find, however, that many members of this fourth group are serving the church on a weekly basis as ushers, deaconesses, Sabbath school teachers, superintendants and in other areas. Without a doubt, many of these members struggle with financial insufficiency, frustration of having to raise the children alone, loneliness and feeling of being unloved and sexual desires that some struggle to suppress, while others do not. After smiling with the brothers and sisters on Sabbath and claiming to be blessed, many return home Saturday night to begin a new week much like the one that just ended, especially in this recession; full of struggle and hurt.
I can say much more but who is listening/watching, will it make a difference?