Why is it that the churches are mostly attended by women?

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  1. RicoDavidson profile image60
    RicoDavidsonposted 7 years ago

    Why is it that the churches are mostly attended by women?

  2. ladyfifa profile image60
    ladyfifaposted 7 years ago

    I think women are more inclined into relationships and getting to know people (God first by the way) rather than men.

    Men tend to most of the time become so focused on what currently makes them busy, which, can possibly lead to inability to attend churches.

    Unless they are devoted husbands, or with good relationship with God, then that is the only time we can see men attending church. smile

  3. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 7 years ago

    I noticed that too. Women are passionate humans, could wake up early in the morning but guys are lazy, prefer to snore at home on sundays

  4. Faceless39 profile image90
    Faceless39posted 7 years ago

    More fuel for gossip.. that's my take, anyway!

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image82
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  5. Say Yes To Life profile image82
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 7 years ago

    That's a good question.  I've also noticed it's common for church attendees to be mostly little kids and the elderly.  The former are learning the basics; the latter want comfort before making their final exit.  That's my guess, anyway.
    Churches with a significant youth population usually have programs that cater to them.  If they want to attract more men, they will need to give them a reason to attend, rather than stay home resting  from work while watching the ball game.  Obviously, threats of eternal hellfire don't work.  Any ideas, men?  What would make you want to attend church?

    1. dashingscorpio profile image84
      dashingscorpioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I can't think of much that would make a man want to spend his free time sitting in church with a possible exception of a "prosperity ministry" encouraging them to gain wealth. Being preached to about fire and brimstone is a turn off for most men

    2. Say Yes To Life profile image82
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Prosperity ministry - hey, that's an idea! That would attract more people of all age groups and both genders! Great for a church's health!

  6. dashingscorpio profile image84
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago


    In the U.S. Sundays are filled with spectator sports on TV and during the summer some men also go to play golf or look to engage in fun activities! A lot of men find church to be boring.
    Men are also more prone to having the mindset of "do it yourself" where women might be more open to the idea of getting help from a higher power.
    Lastly a lot of church operate under a hierarchy where the minister is "the leader" and the members are "the flock". A lot of men hate to follow instructions from their bosses during the work week and are not about to put themselves in a position to be dictated to on their "free time".
    There is also the notion of volunteering for various church activities that are viewed as robbing a person of more of their leisure time.
    A lot of guys feel like after putting in 40-50 hours of work the last thing they want to do is go sit down in a formal atmosphere on the weekend and be lectured to.
    More often than not in church you see women with their children, women who hope to meet a god fearing man for marriage some day, and women who are widows or elderly. There are some men who do go to church but they're usually with their wives.
    Very few single guys go to church.

    1. Gordon Wright profile image68
      Gordon Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interestingly, it's widely alleged that men are more hierarchical than women. I've never bought into that.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image84
      dashingscorpioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Gordon, Actually (religious doctrine is hierarchical) in it's teachings! My opinion is (men) would rather watch sports or play golf on Sunday than to be lectured to or preached to regarding how to conduct their lives.
      Men want to relax & enjoy.

  7. Sumi-Main profile image58
    Sumi-Mainposted 7 years ago

    Well, there has been similar question asked and answered most repetitively regarding a temple, I feel answer could be same irrespective of weather it's a temple or a church.
    So the reason is, more devotion on their future relationships. :-) they go with an anticipation that they could meet more new people in whom they might be interested to grow a relationship. Generally in a crowd of gathering or a get together, people get to know each other so church might be one medium for them..!

  8. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 7 years ago


    Women are strongly inculcated in the premise of being the good, nice, acceptable girl.  They are also further imbued with the concept that obedience and submission are ideal expressions of femininity.  This is not done only through parents but also through religious authorities and teachings.  So the good, nice girl is also the religious girl.  Many women are indoctrinated in the premise that the good, nice girl is the religious girl.

    Many women attend church because of familial tradition.  They also attend church because of the positive archetypical idealization of being obedient and submissive to a male authoritative religious figure, whether it is God, Jesus, a minister, or a priest.  They see religion as exercising their feminine nature which is to.......SERVE and SUBMIT.

    There is also a sexual element here.  Many women go to church to sublimate their sexuality. They transfer their sexual feelings from flesh and blood men to a fantasy, unattainable male deity.  They may even feel that they are undesirable and unworthy as women.  They oftentimes do not have real life social/interactive skills so they go to church as an escape from their feelings of social lack.  They feel that men may not/do not find them attractive so they feel some sort of attractiveness, attending church because at least the deacon, or minister may find them attractive.

    Others may totally sublimate their sexual instincts or feelings, finding a visceral sexual release only by attending church, transferring such feelings to a male deity, saint, or other religious figure.  To such women, worship is an elevation of their sexual instincts and/or feelings.   Some women attend church for the admiration and social standing of other females.  It is somehow a type of gamesmanship of who is holier and/or more sanctified than thou so to speak.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image84
      dashingscorpioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A very thought provoking answer!

  9. Gordon Wright profile image68
    Gordon Wrightposted 7 years ago

    A church of old ladies and grandchildren is a dying church. The old ladies will die literally, and the children will be turned off on church forever.

    Seriously, those kids aren't seeking. They're only there because their grandmothers forced them.

  10. profile image50
    ITGWF Discipleposted 7 years ago

    Women are easier to deceive, as with Eve in the garden, so it is easier for them to believe the fake things that are happening in the current Christian church system. The Hebrew Israelites have discarded most of the fake doctrines of the modern Christian church, so they are attracting a lot more men and are closer to how the real church should be.


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