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140: No Room At The Inn: Single During A Cost Of Living Crisis

Are you a subscriber? Have your say about this show in our listener survey! In this episode we dig into the pain points of being unpartnered when everything is getting more expensive. What’s the mental load that unpartnered women carry about housing and job security? And what can people do that helps?  Connect with us […]

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139: Where Is Jess Going From Here?

In this episode our co-founder Jessica Van Der Wyngaard tells us the bittersweet news that she’s stepping down as co-host of the show and why it’s the right time to go.  Partner with us to hear Purity Culture News & Views next week, plus a fun Christmas rom com recap later in December.  Are you […]

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138: ‘Holy Runaways’ And The Search For A Spiritual Home

In this episode we explore what it means to lose our faith and community because our beliefs, or sometimes our very selves, put us at odds with the expectations of others. Can there still be a spiritual home on the other side?  Plus there’s a special announcement about a new book club featuring Holy Runaways. […]

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137: Is Andy Stanley’s Method the Future for LGBTQ+ Engagement in the Church?

Andy Stanley’s megachurch, North Point, held a conference to equip parents of LGBTQ+ youth and young adults to love and accept their kids, and soon after conservative gatekeepers accused Stanley of abandoning historic Christian doctrine. This episode discusses North Point’s method and asks the question: Is it a blueprint for churches to follow? We consider: […]

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(136) A Single Woman & Fertility After 40: Annie’s Story

Annie Parsons is having a baby, and she’s an unpartnered, 41-year-old woman in middle America who grew up in Purity Culture. Yes, we have questions. Her answers tell a complex, beautiful story about what it’s like to gain agency, build community, and the dare to hope for a miracle. We talk about: Partner with us […]