It’s that time of year. Things are ramping up as we barrel toward the end of 2022. The holidays, with all they entail, are upon us. As joyous as it can be, those of us who are single might be prone to feeling a certain kind of way. The family centricity of our culture dials up to 11. Commercials for the perfect gift for that special someone. Churches advertising their “family service.” Coupled friends talking about where they will spend the holidays.
Flying solo this time of year comes with particular hurdles. Maybe you’re worried about the financial expectations of the season on a single-income budget. Or maybe you work an hourly or food service job and can’t travel for the holidays. Or maybe you’re steeling yourself to navigate tricky family dynamics without a teammate.
Regardless of our exact situation, there isn’t a lot of messaging that says, “Isn’t it great to be single right now?” So here I am, your friendly neighborhood singleness writer, chiming in to help you appreciate the holiday season on your own terms.
It is a very Jesus-y time of the year. Despite that, we might feel our focus getting pulled by the 87 million activities and feelings and dilemmas we have swirling around our heads like they’re a shaken snow globe.
I made The Single Christian’s Holiday Survival Guide to help the fake snow settle.
The themes discussed in this book come from an informal poll done of my Instagram audience, to whom I am eternally grateful. I asked a simple question, “What do you find challenging about the holidays as a single person?”
You may not be surprised to learn that folks had many-a thought on this topic. I’m not a biblical scholar, psychologist, or sociologist. I’m a writer, singles coach, and podcaster who has spent the last four years focused on serving single Christians. This book will draw from that well of experience, as well as my own as an actual single Christian.
Let’s find the true meaning of Christmas, together.
Let’s talk through some ways to navigate the awkward and upsetting scenarios that happen around the holidays. Let’s learn to appreciate this time of year on our own terms.
The Single Christian’s Holiday Survival Guide is available exclusively in my shop for just 7 of your hard-earned dollars. I hope it serves you well.
I’m rooting for you.
P.S. Today’s podcast episode is all that and a bag of chips. You can listen to “Character and Credibility for Single Christians (feat. Yana Jenay Conner)” on Apple, Spotify, the Buzzsprout site, or wherever you listen. Want even more of the good stuff? The ad-free full interview is available to our Patreon crew. Tiers start at just $5/month.
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