(RNS) — Dana Perry, a 42-year-old divorced mother of three, lives in the small North Carolina town of Wilson, where she is rearing her sons in the Christian faith.
Her boys, ages 18, 16 and 11, go to church alongside her on Sundays and attend youth group at another church on Wednesdays.
“It hasn’t changed anything about our faith or the way we live out our faith,” she said of her divorce three years ago.
Perry’s single-parent household is increasingly common, especially among Christians.
A new study from the Pew Research Center that compares the size and composition of households among the world’s different faiths finds that Christian children, more than members of any other religious group, live in single-parent homes. And women, particularly Christian