Single living: how to thrive and flourish

This section covers living.  Not all of it!  But a wide range of various aspects of being single - from tackling loneliness to practical matters such as housing and finance. Guidance on adopting and fostering as a single person is included, as well as increasing your well-being as a positive step to take if wanting to find a life partner or if you wish to stay single.

Loneliness: how to help yourself and others

Feeling lonely? Then you’re not alone. If you are struggling with loneliness, there are a number of steps that you can take to help yourself and others who may be in the same situation.

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Health and well being

Being ill and alone can be tough. So too can looking after a sick child as a single parent. But you don't need to suffer in silence. The articles in this section offer practical guidance on coping with illness.

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You can achieve financial freedom

Many single people struggle with money and worry about the future. We offer some advice and ask other singles for their tips for taking control of your finances.

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Finding a home

There’s no place like home but providing a roof over your head is a growing financial challenge for most people and even more so if you’re single. From buying and renting to sharing and lodging we examine the options to suit your finances and point you in the direction of where to go for further advice.

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Single and freelance – our top tips

Considering going freelance? Already self-employed and finding it a struggle? Our own freelance journalist, Catherine Francis, offers some advice.

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 Adopting as a single person

Many single Christians long to express their love and nurturing through a family. The good news is that being single does not exclude you from adopting or fostering children. Here we provide a practical guide to adopting and fostering – find out how you can give a child a home.

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Adoption and fostering: personal experiences

In this section four people share their experiences of adopting and fostering and how they have given children a secure and happy home as single parents.

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Thriving as a single person   

Single Christians can have happy, fulfilled and flourishing lives. Being on your own means being independent, having more freedom to make your own choices and increased spiritual growth. 

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 Dreading Mothering Sunday?   

Mothering Sunday can be painful for those who long to have children, or have had to let go of their dream of being a parent. We suggest ways to make it a little easier…

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Inspirational singles 

Jesus is the number one role model for singleness and, throughout history, single people have made a great contribution to society. In this section we feature interviews with some inspirational people about life, faith and being single.

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Articles

 

Why do single people struggle to fit in at church? What are the best ways of making the most of being single? The articles in this section provide the answers.

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