Caring for the Most Important Relationships in Your Life | Interview with Stephanie May Wilson

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Show Notes:

I’ve been following Stephanie’s journey for over four years, from when she published her first book, The Lipstick Gospel. I have admired her ever since for her open, honest and heartfelt communication style.

Stephanie is an author, podcaster and speaker who is passionate about helping women nurture their most important relationships.

Whether it’s your relationship with yourself, a significant other, your friends, God, family or work, she is a compassionate guide cheering you on to look to truth and find self-confidence.

In our conversation we cover a lot of ground.

We chat about why serving singles is so important to her, how her views of dating and marriage shifted when she became a Christian and how each of us is able to mentor someone.

Stephanie’s podcast is called Girl’s Night, and that’s definitely what this feels like—a good for the heart girl’s night chat with a friend. Enjoy!

In this episode:

  • 2:58 - Introduction to Stephanie and how her work is all about helping people nurture the relationships most important to them.

  • 5:15 - Stephanie’s dream job title: “Chief Best Friend.”

  • 6:20 - How Stephanie’s career as a writer, speaker and podcaster began.

  • 9:35 - You don’t need to help someone from A-Z in order to mentor and support them. You can just be one step ahead to provide immense value.

  • 11:40 - How working as a mentor for college-aged women fueled all of the work Stephanie now does when she started a blog.

  • 15:50 - A look into Stephanie’s passion for serving single people.

  • 19:50 - The most common questions Stephanie gets about dating and singleness and how she answers them.

  • 21:45 - The analogy of dating to the process of looking for and getting a new job—it’s good!

  • 26:30 - Stephanie’s story of becoming a Christian late in college and how it influenced her views on dating.

  • 27:15 - How Stephanie’s view of sex changed after finding her faith.

  • 33:30 - What Stephanie finds most beautiful about the Christian view of marriage and dating.

  • 38:25 - How living in the creative city of Nashville supports Stephanie’s career and community.

  • 43:22 - Stephanie’s intentional, heartfelt communication style is one thing that attracts people to her work. She shares how she has achieved this by holding onto the assumption that “everyone is a friend.”

  • How you can find Stephanie Wilson online:

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