Single living: how to thrive and flourish

Surviving family-focussed events

Valentine's Day

Our Top tips for being single on Valentine's Day, updated for 2022.

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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday can be difficult for many. Here are some ideas for navigating a tough day.

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Summer Holidays

How to holiday happily as a single person.

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Christmas

Here are some ideas for planning for a happy Christmas, whether you have someone to spend it with or not.

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Thriving in single life

Loneliness: how to help yourself and others

If you are struggling with loneliness, here are some steps you can take to help yourself and others in the same situation.

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Coping with illness

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.

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Managing your finances

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

Providing a roof over your head is a growing financial challenge for most people and even more so if you’re single. Here are some options for buying and renting, and where to go for further 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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Tips from single carers

If you find yourself alone in a caring role, either for older family members or children with special needs or medical issues, there are some ways to help ease the strain.

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Christian festivals

Our top tips for doing Christian festivals solo.

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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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Survival tips from single Christians

We asked solo Christians to share their top tips for living well – practically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Here’s what they had to say…

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Freelancing as a single person

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

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