Kathi invited her friend Joy Beth Smith, author of Party of One, a book just releasing today, to discuss finding freedom in whatever walk of life God has us in right now. Beth is single woman living her life for the Lord, and trying to help the world reframe the language around singleness in the church.

Kathi and Beth delve into topics of singleness, online dating, weight, personalities, and our own significance when the world tells us we have to earn our space in this world. They talk about how to support our single friends or family members as well as how our churches can include our singles into our language and culture. This is such an honest conversation between two women that want the best for one another and the people listening in. Don’t miss this great conversation!

FREEBIE download from Joy from her new book (click to download the pdf):


We are giving away 3 copies of Joy’s book, Party of One. To win, answer the question below:

(if you aren’t single) How can encourage a single person in a significant way?

(if you are single) How do you most want to be encouraged as a single person?

*Giveaway open to US citizens only.

Get your copy of Party of One here. (affiliate link)

Extra stuff mentioned in this episode:

Enneagram Test


Meet Our Guest

Joy Beth Smith

Joy Beth Smith

Joy Beth is a managing editor with Christianity Today and winner of the Evangelical Press Association’s Higher Goals in Christian Journalism Award. She’s been published in the New York TimesWashington PostSalt Lake TribuneVirginian Pilot, and Christ and Pop Culture. After earning her MA degree in English Lit, Joy Beth had a brief stint as a teacher, but now she happily resides in the Chicagoland area, where she no longer has to give anyone permission to go to the bathroom.

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