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October 7, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! My dear friend, Jena Viviano, is back on the podcast with us today! Jena is an amazing career coach and entrepreneur who helps professionals land their dream jobs. She’s also an alumni of my online course, Love Your Single Life, and loves chatting about all things singleness, dating, and marriage. A few months ago, Jena and I were at lunch and we were talking about some of the things she’s learned along the way in her journey of singleness and dating, and I loved her heart and her perspective so much, I just knew we had to record another episode together. I’m not kidding when I say this might just be one of my favorite Girls Night episodes EVER! One of my favorite takeaways from the episode is a story Jena shares about a time when she completely broke down at a thanksgiving breakfast from feeling defeated in her single life, an experience I think so many of us can relate to. But what really amazed me are the words her friend said to her a few days later that she’ll never forget and that I believe so many of us need to hear, too. Friend, if you’re sick of being single, you won’t want to miss this conversation! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) LYSL: Love Your Single Life Course Past Girls Night episodes with Jena: Girls Night #47: How to Land Your Dream Job Girls Night #70: How to manage work-life balance when you’re single and when you’re married Quotes Mentioned: “When we’re really investing in our lives today, that’s the very best thing we can do to prepare for the future.” – Stephanie “Enjoying your life and living it to the full is the very way for you to be in the right place at the right time to meet someone great.” – Stephanie “Our journals are the first draft of our stories.” – Stephanie “Buy the dishes.” – Jena CONNECT WITH JENA
September 30, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Carrie Grace. Carrie is a motivational speaker who travels all around the country speaking to businesses and teams, and one of the things she teaches them how to do is to take more risks! I went to lunch with Carrie a few months ago, and, y’all, she’s amazing. She has this quality about her where she seriously is not scared of rejection. She’s the kind of person who knows that if you don’t ask the question, the answer is always no. She loves taking risks and the things that have happened in her life because of those risks are amazing.  My heart was pounding the whole time she and I were at lunch, and as we talked, I found myself dreaming in a whole new way, wondering what crazy leaps I could take, and actually not being afraid of the rejection I might face in the process. And that’s why I just knew we had to have her over for a Girls Night.  Friend, if you’re feeling stuck or lonely or like your dreams are just too far off, this episode is for you! My hope is that the stories Carrie shares from her own life will inspire you to be bold, take risks, and see what amazing things come of it!  So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Steph’s Course, Love Your Single Life Our sponsor for today’s podcast is Zola. Build your free wedding website on Zola and get $50 toward your registry. Go to ZOLA.com/STEPHANIE and get started today. Quotes mentioned: “People believe that closed doors are closed doors” – Carrie “How bad do you want it?” – Carrie “It’s better to go out there and try than to never have tried.” – Carrie “The outcome is never what you expect it to be.” – Carrie “Where are the areas you’re not stepping out of your comfort zone?” – Carrie “Their really is no failure in experimenting” – Stephanie “You have permission to send the email, you have permission to take the chance.” – Carrie “Are your excuses more important than oppo...
September 23, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my sweet friend, Diana Carter! Diana is the founder of an online community for women who are seeking to learn about their Biblical identity called, “Because I’m His!,” and is on staff with a large local church in Charlotte, North Carolina. She’s wise and hilarious, and I’m so glad to have her on the show (this is actually her second time here!).  Today I wanted to have Diana on to talk with us about how to find a church that feels like home and how to get involved there too!  I’m so excited about this topic, because I know that so many of us want to find a church we can really belong to, but the process of finding that church is really hard. First of all, the whole process is crazy-intimidating. Walking into a large room of strangers is not my favorite thing, I don’t know about you. But when we actually do gather up the courage to go for it, how do we know what church to try? And how do we know when we’ve found the right one? And once we do feel like we’ve found the right one, how do we go about getting involved so we actually feel connected to the church and the church community?  This is exactly what we’re talking about in today’s episode. I’m so excited to dive in. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Steph’s Course, Love Your Single Life Past Girls Night Episode with Diana: Girls Night #15: How to Navigate Life Change and Transitions Our sponsor for today’s podcast is FabFitfun. Use coupon code “GIRLSNIGHT” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. Quotes mentioned: “The church’s job is to point us to Jesus not to stand in for Jesus.” – Diana “Every single church is full of really imperfect people.” – Steph “Something can’t let us down if it’s not holding us up.” – Diana “He’s going to continue to show up if you continue to show...
September 16, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend, Kait Warman. Kait is a speaker, a writer, and the host of the Heart of Dating podcast. Kait’s actually been with us on the show before. I just love her so much and I knew we had to have her back! Today we’re chatting about a topic that I know I struggled with like CRAZY throughout the years. We’re talking about how to move forward after a breakup. Kait has so much wisdom in this area, and such a passion for helping women through it, and I’m so glad because this is so important. Kait is going to teach us what it looks like to grieve and process a breakup in a healthy way (and what can happen if we don’t). She’s going to talk us through what it looks like to actually let go of someone we’ve loved so that we can move on and be ready to love someone new. And speaking of loving someone new, she’s going to help us recognize how to know when we’re ready to step into a new relationship.  I loved our conversation and I can’t wait to share it with you.  So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Steph’s Course, Love Your Single Life Our sponsor for today’s podcast is FabFitfun. Use coupon code “GIRLSNIGHT” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. Past Girls Night episode with Kait: Girls Night #40: How to date without fear of rejection Kait’s 6 Resources to Heal From Heartbreak: https://heartofdating.com/healfromheartbreak – Just about ALL of us endure a level of rejection at some point in our lives. It can seem hopeless and defeating. It can feel like NO one understands what you are going through… but today, Kait wants to encourage you that you CAN feel healed and resilient. Renewed hope and JOY for the future awaits. Total confidence and UNSHAKEABLE self love is possible.
September 9, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Priscilla Shirer. Priscilla is an author, motivational speaker, actress, and Bible teacher. I’m incredibly honored to have her on the show and I’m telling you now, you’re going to want to grab a notebook and a pen for this one, because she’s just overflowing with Godly wisdom. Today, Priscilla is going to be teaching us how to embrace our God-given identity, and I’m so excited about this episode. Because here’s the thing — a lot of us have heard the things God says to be true about us. We’ve heard Psalm 139 say that we are “Fearfully and wonderfully made.” We’ve read Song of Solomon 4:7 that says, “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” But if you’re anything like me, sometimes there’s a bit of a disconnect between what we hear God say about us and what actually feels true.  Need an example? Three words: Bathing suit shopping. If you’re anything like me, when you’re in that dressing room, you don’t feel fearfully and wonderfully made, and you certainly don’t feel flawless. In fact, you feel very, very, very flawed. In that dressing room, God’s truth feels almost impossible to believe. And that’s just one small example of something so many of us majorly struggle with!  So… what do we do? How do we get this truth to move from our heads down into our hearts? How do we take this cerebral “on some level I know this is true” understanding of our identity and put it into practice so that it actually changes the way we feel and the way we live on a regular basis? How do we start to live as children of God who are seen, and known, and loved by the Father — instead of constantly feeling like the forgotten daughter? That’s what Priscilla is here to talk to us about today. She’s going to help us learn what God says to be true about us, and actually start believing it.  Yes and amen to that.  So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Our sponsor for today’s podcast is FabFitfun. Use coupon code “GIRLSNIGHT” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. Movies Priscilla’s been in:
September 2, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Today on the show, we’re doing something a little bit different, and I’m so excited about it. A few months ago, I had the honor of being interviewed by my sweet friend, Jena Viviano, for her podcast, Your Career Story. I LOVE her and I loved our conversation, and I loved it so much that I wanted to make sure y’all had a chance to hear it! I asked Jena if I could share this conversation here at Girls Night, and she so graciously agreed, and so that’s what you’re going to hear today! This conversation still totally feels like a girls night, but it’s fun because this time, I’m the one in the hot seat. In this episode we’re talking about how to manage work-life balance when you’re single and when you’re married. You’ll get to hear more of my heart about why I do the work that I do. You’ll also hear how I navigated work-life balance when I was single, and how that shifted and changed when I met my husband Carl. You’ll get to hear what it was like to work at the same company as my husband (and the advice I have for couples that work together), and the things I do today to balance my work and home life as an author and a podcaster! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Past Girls Night episode with Jena: Girls Night #47: How to Land Your Dream Job Quotes mentioned: “Your ‘why’ determines what work-life balance looks like for you” – Stephanie “My ‘why’ is freedom” – Stephanie “Is this a season of work or of play?” – Stephanie “You have to have that season to recharge or you are going to burn out” – Jena Our sponsor for today’s podcast is FabFitfun. Use coupon code “GIRLSNIGHT” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. CONNECT WITH JENA Facebook // Website // Instagram
August 5, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my amazing friend, Bianca Olthoff. Bianca is a Bible teacher, a speaker, and a writer. And speaking of writing, Bianca has a new book coming out in just a few weeks. It’s called How to Have Your Life not Suck. I just got my copy, and friends, it is so so good! We’ll actually talk more about it in today’s episode, she’ll tell us all about it. I wanted to have Bianca on the show today to talk to us about friendship, and actually, she’s here to talk about the part of friendship that I find to be the hardest: How to end a friendship. Every single one of us has come to a point in a friendship where things just aren’t going well — and I think every single one of us struggles to know what to do about it. We should fight for our friendships, right? And yes, we should! Sometimes. But there are other times when we’re in friendships that aren’t actually good for us, and other times when a friendship has just run its course. This is so hard to face, and it’s even harder to know what to do with this. But that’s why I’m so glad to have Bianca here today. She’s going to teach us how to recognize when a friendship needs to end, and then she’s going to teach us how to end it in a way that is kind, loving, and healthy.  She’s also going to share with us some practical steps we can take today to start making some great new friends.  I’m so excited about this episode. I just love Bianca, and I know you will too! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Steph’s friendship small group guide Bianca’s book, How to Have Your Life not Suck Quotes Mentioned: “You don’t have to be friends with people who are mean to you.” – Stephanie “If we learn how to end things well, it will make us more prone to start new relationships in the future.” – Bianca “Friendship is an honor and friendship is a gift” – Bianca
July 29, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my sweet friend, Moriah Smallbone. Moriah is an artist and the front woman of a band called Trala. She also created an amazing bi-monthy newspaper called Lead Lady to highlight women’s stories of leadership. And that’s exactly what we’re talking about in today’s episode. We’re talking about what it means to be a strong female leader and how to embrace your strength as a woman. Moriah is going to share a few stories from her life — times when she felt discouraged as a leader and times when she felt empowered as leader. We’re talking about the perceptions that come with being a strong, opinionated woman, what male and female leadership roles look like within marriage (especially when you’re a woman with a strong personality), and how we can truly embrace the way God made us. If you’re thinking, “I’m just not fit to be a leader,” or if you’ve spent seasons of your life feeling like you’re too much and should try to be less, or you’re scared of what other people will think if you finally speak up, this episode is here to help you shift that mindset, embrace your purpose, and step more fully into the person God created you to be. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) To check out Moriah’s music and her latest issue of Lead Lady, click here! Our first sponsor for today’s podcast is Simple Contacts. To get $20 off your first order of contacts, go to simplecontacts.com/girlsnight20  or enter the promo code girlsnight20 at checkout. Our second sponsor for today’s podcast is Cultivate What Matters. Head to CultivateWhatMatters.com/GirlsNight to order your Write the Word journal today a...
July 22, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Kristen Newton, who goes by KB. KB was a former DJ for the Indiana Pacers (so cool, right?), but she recently started a new venture to help millennial women find, cultivate, and keep amazing friendships. Now, you guys hear me say it at the beginning of every episode because I think it is 1000% true — life is so much better when we walk though it together as girlfriends! But maintaining healthy friendships isn’t always easy. And that’s why I wanted to have KB on the show. She’s here to talk about how we can deepen friendships (and heal some of our unhealthy ones) by having honest, authentic heart conversations. She’s going to give us some super practical tips and steps to help us find and form friendships that go way beyond the surface. True friendships, deep friendships. I just love that.  So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Steph’s Friendship Small Group Guide KB’s 14-day challenge waiting list Quotes Mentioned: “We as women can be the worst thing that happened to each other or we can be the very best thing that happens to each other” – Stephanie “We are finding our comfort and solitude in our devices” – KB “Sometimes hardship is producing something in us that we need” – KB Our sponsor for today’s episode is Away Suitcases. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/girlsnight and use promo code GIRLSNIGHT during checkout! CONNECT WITH KB Facebook // Website // Instagram
July 15, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my sweet friend, Ainsley Britain. Ainsley is an author, public speaker, and director of the Unveiled Campaign which is an amazing online community for young adults that helps us break free of the lies we believe about ourselves. I’m so grateful to have Ainsley here with us today. The truth is that today she’s going to be sharing some tough stories from her life. She’s telling us about a few times when she found herself in some pretty toxic relationships. She’s going to share with us how she found herself there, why she stayed for so long, and how she ended up finally getting out.  I’m so grateful that she’s willing to share with us today, because these conversations are so important. I would venture a guess that most of us have found ourselves in at least one unhealthy relationship in our lives. Maybe it was a romantic relationship, a work relationship, a friend relationship. And maybe it was the kind of relationship that wasn’t the best — we really deserved better but we didn’t fully realize it. Or maybe the relationship was toxic, dangerous, or abusive.  We’re running the gamut today, and I’m so glad Ainsley is here to share her wisdom with us.  Before we jump in though, I want to say one thing:  * We are talking about some tough stuff in this episode, and so if something is triggering for you, please feel free to turn off the episode. You do not have to listen to the end if something gets a bit too hard. But, that being said, if this episode does bring up something tough for you, I really really hope you’ll reach out to someone in your life about it. Okay? You do not have to navigate this alone.  Friends, my hope for this episode is that it gives you a little extra oomph. Ending a friendship, a relationship, quitting a toxic job, these are hard things to do. Sometimes it’s hard to believe we deserve any better! But my hope and my prayer is that this episode gives you that little extra oomph that you need — that it gives you courage as you find out that you’re not alone in what you’re going through, and that it reminds you that you not only deserve better, but that better is out there for you. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Girls Night #20: Answers...
July 8, 2019
Our guest for today’s episode is my friend, Brianna Glenn. We’ve had Bri on the show before, but I knew I needed to have her back because she’s been one of y’alls favorites. I love that. She’s one of my favorites too. For those of you who don’t know her already, Bri is the mastermind behind Milk and Honey Travels, a boutique travel agency helping you go on the trip of your dreams. She helps people figure out what kinds of travel experiences they want to have, and then she actually makes them happen! I love this because that’s exactly what Bri is going to do for us today. So many of us want to go traveling with friends — whether that’s an epic adventure overseas or a quick cabin weekend, but if you’ve ever tried to plan a girls trip, you’ve probably discovered that they’re not all that easy. Everyone has different schedules, budgets, travel preferences, and that’s just the beginning. Not only are the logistics tricky, but it’s a vulnerable thing to ask friends to travel with you. What if they say no? And because of all of this, it’s really tempting to put girls trips in the “Would be nice” column in our lives, and never actually make them a reality. But they can be a reality, and today Bri is going to teach us how.  So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Past Girls Night episode with Bri, Girls Night #6: How to Make Travel Part of Your Actual, Real life Bri’s itinerary resource: https://www.milkandhoneytravels.com/milk-honey-trips (Use promo code GIRLSNIGHT for 50% off!) Quotes Mentioned: “There’s nothing else that produces better memories and better times than traveling” – Brianna “Setting aside time for your people is like investing money into your relationships” – Stephanie 5 Steps Bri mentions for traveling: + Pick a place + Decide when + Research (what you’re going to do, how much things cost) + Understand your travel funds + Booking it and going
July 1, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Cheryl Scruggs. Cheryl is a podcaster, author, Biblical counselor, and speaker. I was recently a guest on Cheryl’s podcast and loved her heart and her story so much that I knew I needed to have her on Girls Night! Today, we’re talking about finding God in the wilderness. It can be super discouraging when life isn’t going the way we had planned or something really painful happens. We feel broken, alone, and hardest of all, God can feel so far away. In this episode, Cheryl touches on three distinct seasons in her life when things did not go the way she had planned and how God showed up in the midst of those really hard times. Friend, if you’re listening to this episode and in a hard season right now, you’re not alone. And my hope is that as we hear Cheryl’s story and discover where God was in the midst of some of her hardest moments, we can start to see Him more clearly in the midst of our difficult circumstances too. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Cheryl’s Podcast, Thriving Beyond Belief Cheryl and Jeff’s book, I Do Again Scripture Cheryl mentioned: Exodus 13:17 Quotes Mentioned: “If we could see how this was going to turn out, we would pick God’s plan” – Stephanie “Don’t get ahead of God.” – Cheryl “God is a big God, He already has a plan.” – Cheryl Our sponsor for today’s episode is Green Chef. For a total of $75 off, that’s $25 off each of your first 3 boxes, go to GreenChef.us/GIRLSNIGHT75. CONNECT WITH CHERYL
June 24, 2019
Hey Friends! Welcome to Girls Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my sweet friend, TahJah Harmony. Now, if you’ve been around The Girls Night Podcast for awhile, you’ve met TahJah. She’s been on the show before, and I’m so happy to have her back! Aside from being one of my very favorite friends, she’s an amazing lifestyle photographer and recently became a podcaster herself! I’ve been looking forward to this episode for a long time now, because this is a topic I have been learning SO MUCH ABOUT recently. Today’s episode is a nice girl’s guide to speaking up for yourself, a conversation full of lessons I have been learning the HARD way, for how to take up the space that’s ours in the world, how to advocate for ourselves, and how to do so without feeling needy or like a jerk in the process. Now, I want to give you one warning before we dive in. This is a messy episode for me. It really is. These are things I really, really, really struggle with — and things I’ve been working on a lot in my life in the last few years. So this isn’t something that’s totally buttoned up and in the past for me. This is a present struggle I’m still working through. But I know I’m not alone in that, and so I’m so excited for you to join me and TahJah as we talk through this together. And truly, I would love to hear from you as you’re listening to this episode. Is this something you struggle with too? What’s been helpful for you along the way? Come find me on Instagram and let me know! (I’m @SMayWilson on Instagram!) I can’t wait to hear. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Past Girls Night Episode with TahJah: How to Find a Team of Girlfriends Who Will Help You Achieve Your Dreams TahJah’s Podcast: The Creative Health Podcast Quotes mentioned: “When we don’t stand up for ourselves in small ways, it’s so much harder to do it in big ways.” – Stephanie “When we invalidate our voices or our opinions enough times, we start to forget that they matter.” – Stephanie “By not saying what I need and not speaking up for myself,
June 17, 2019
Hey Friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! You may remember today’s guest from a previous episode of Girls Night, my dear friend Gennean Woodall. Gennean is an amazing photographer, writer and currently on a wonderful adventure where she’s traveling all around Europe! She is one of my most inspiring friends, y’all are going to gain so much wisdom from her! Oh, and if you’re a Harry Potter or Marvel fan, Gennean is your girl! Today’s episode is dedicated to the woman who is ready to lean in to where God is calling her and to step out of her comfort zone. We’re chatting about what to do when God places a desire on our heart, how to travel solo (and travel safe), how to let go of our plans, trusting that God will lead the way, and so much more! Gennean has traveled to 35 cities and 13 countries so for those of you with the travel bug, you won’t want to miss this conversation! Friends, the sweetest part of this episode was the heart lessons God revealed to Gennean while she was traveling in Northern Ireland. She went from needing total control over every situation to being a woman who puts God as her top priority and letting Him totally lead the way in her life. Isn’t that amazing? So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Past Girls Night Episode With Gennean: Girls Night #14: How To Know God’s Will For Your Life Practical Steps Gennean Offers: + Prioritize what’s important – God’s presence over everything, read your bible, seeing Him throughout your day + Fill your day with truth – talk about Jesus, worship music + Listen to God – learn to be silent + If you feel the nudge, lean into it – dig deeper, say yes Gennean’s blog post about doing things even when you’re scared: Not So Brave 5 Travel tips: + Do not go into debt to travel + Make a budget + Make sure someone has copies of your important travel documents + Look into Visa requirements + Learn the basic phrases of the languages of the countries you’re going to
June 10, 2019
Hey Friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! So friends, can I be honest? I’m nervous about this episode! We’re doing something new today that feels surprisingly vulnerable for me! So you may know this, but about 4 years ago, I wrote a book called The Lipstick Gospel. It was my very first book, it’s a travel memoir, and it’s the story of my testimony — the story of how God got the attention of a very lost, very broken, very messy sorority girl, and how He totally transformed her (my!) life! This was a hard story to live through, that’s for sure. As you’ll get to soon hear, this story starts in a season where all of my most important relationships had totally fallen apart. I was going through a brutal breakup, I was deeply lonely in my friendships, my relationship with myself was a wreck, and I didn’t have a relationship with God yet. Not only that, but I was pretty sure I didn’t want one. All of that changed when I was studying abroad in Europe for the semester, and I ended up becoming a Christian in the Sistine Chapel of all places… but I’m totally giving the ending away. You’ll get to hear more about that soon. Well, as I was planning our episodes for Season 6, I realized that there are a lot of y’all that haven’t heard this story yet, and I think it’s time we change that. I sent my friend TahJah (who you guys have met!) a copy of The Lipstick Gospel when we first became friends a few years ago, and she sent me a text a few days later telling me how much she loved getting to hear more of my story. She said, “I wish all of my friends came with their own book!” it was just such a cool way for us to connect, for her to see where I’m coming from and what brought me to the place where I am today, it instantly made our friendship so much deeper. So that’s my hope for this podcast episode too. I want you to know my heart and where I come from and I think the very best way for us to do that is for me to read the beginning of The Lipstick Gospel to you! And as I was planning out Season 6, this really did sound like such a good idea to me. It sounded like a great idea until I started actually reading the book into the microphone. As I did, I started to feel extra vulnerable. I found myself wondering, “What is our Girls Night community going to think of me if they hear these things about me?” I mean, I know that tons of you have already read the book, but it somehow felt different to read this story out loud to you. My first instinct as I was reading was to want to clean it up — I wanted to gloss over some of the messy, stupid things I had done. I wanted to make myself look more polished and cleaned up than I was. But I stopped myself right there and reminded myself of one of my favorite truths. Our testimonies are important not because they make us look good (or bad, in my case), but because they’re proof of what God is capable of doing in our lives when we open ourselves up to Him. And that’s what I hope you hear as you listen to this story. My hope is that as you learn where I was at the beginning of my story, it gives you an even deeper appreciation of how wonderful, and redemptive, and transformative our God is. He can do amazing things in our lives — He has in mine and I know He can in yours too.
June 3, 2019
Hey Friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend Jennae Saltzman. Jennae is the owner of Blush & Whim Wedding Planning + Event Design based in Minneapolis, MN. She’s here to teach us all the insider tips and tricks for planning your wedding. I am so excited for y’all to hear from her! I know that so many of you are newly engaged or thinking about engagement and that’s why I wanted to do an episode all about wedding planning. Today, Jennae shares practical tips on how to set your wedding planning process up for success. We’re talking about making a guest list, creating a budget, dealing with difficult family members, finding creative ways to incorporate your loved ones into your big day and so much more! Man, I wish I had this episode back when I was planning my wedding. For those of you who are planning a wedding right now, I pray this episode can be practical, helpful and reassuring for you. Jennae and I know first hand how stressful wedding planning can be, but we are here to come alongside you as your big sisters and girlfriends and cheer you on through the entire process! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Jennae’s Online Wedding Planning Course: Petite Wedding Planner Jennae’s Wedding Planning Company: Blush and Whim First two priorities in wedding planning: + Guest List + Creating a budget Statistic: 40 – 50% of your budget will go toward the reception/venue Wedding details to splurge on: + Photography + Entertainment (DJ, Band) + Ceremony Wedding details to save on: + Florals + Decorations + Alcohol Tips on how to savor the day: Hire a day-of coordinator Take time to tuck away with your new husband on the day-of Our sponsor for today’s episode is Lola. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter promo code GIRLSNIGHT when you subscribe.
May 27, 2019
Hey Friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Today, Heather is going to teach us how we can find (and be!) the mentor we’ve always wanted. I’m so excited about this episode. In our conversation, Heather tells us about her experience with bullying growing up, and about how the mentors she had in her life back then kept those experiences from totally crushing her. Big sisters and mentors are so important when we’re growing up, and they’re so important for us now too! I don’t know about you, but I long to have a mentor today as much as I did when I was 13! And that’s why I’m so excited about this conversation. Heather is going to walk us through how to find these mentors in our lives (no matter how old we are), and she’s going to also teach us how to be great mentors to the women a few steps behind us. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Heather’s new book: Letters from a Big Sister Coupon Code for Heather’s Book: smay25 Quotes: “God doesn’t use us because we’re impressive, He uses us because He loves us” “When we sow generously, we reap generously” “If you have a story you can be a big sister” “Gratitude and pain don’t have to be mutually exclusive” Our sponsor for today’s episode is Lola. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter promo code GIRLSNIGHT when you subscribe. CONNECT WITH HEATHER Facebook // Website // Instagram CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE
May 20, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I am so excited to be back for Season 6 of The Girls Night podcast, and today we have the perfect guest to kick off this new season. It’s my sweet friend Jordan Lee Dooley! Now, you may know her already. She was a guest on episode 5 of Girls Night almost 2 years ago! But if you haven’t come across Jordan yet, let me tell you just a little bit about her. Jordan is podcaster, author, and entrepreneur whose mission is to equip women with the tools they need to show up for what they’re made to do in their career or business, and in their everyday life. You are going to love Jordan, and you’re going to LOVE the wisdom she has to share with us today. Today, Jordan is going to teach us how to overcome imposter syndrome. Now, if you’re unfamiliar with that idea, we’ll tell you all about it in the episode. I have a feeling you’ve run across this in your own life, even if you didn’t know what to call it. She’s going to teach us how to break through that feeling of not being good enough, that feeling of being a fraud, so that we can do the things God created us to do in the world. I’m so excited about this conversation. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Jordan’s new book: Own Your Everyday Jordan’s Podcast: The She Podcast Impostor Syndrome: Feeling unqualified and letting that thought hold us back. 3 Steps you can take today: Ask more questions Embrace your reality and start where you are Be prepared for failure Bonus: Execute incremental implementable imperfect action Our sponsor for today’s episode is Hello Fresh. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/girlsnight80 and enter girlsnight80. CONNECT WITH JORDAN
March 25, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I’m Stephanie May Wilson and I’m so happy that you’re here. Each week, I have a girlfriend over, and we talk through one of the biggest questions we have about our lives as women. We’re talking about friendships, and faith, and relationships, and self-confidence. About our calling in life and how to live every bit of our lives to the absolute full. Life is so much better, and easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends, and I can’t wait to get started. Okay, so friends, we have something super fun and a bit different for you in today’s episode! Our guest for today’s episode is my sweet husband, Carl Wilson. This is his second appearance on the Girls Night podcast, and I couldn’t be more excited! In our conversation today, Carl and I are answering some of your biggest questions about the engagement season. We’re sharing about expectations and how we can be intiential with our time during this season of life. We also talk about how to navigate conflict, how to communicate with each other, and how to make decisions together when you’re engaged. This conversation was so much fun. Carl has amazing wisdom on how to make the most of this season and set your marriage up for success. If you’re currently a bride-to-be and wondering how to live your engagement season to the fullest, this is the episode for you! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Past Girls Night episode with Carl Wilson: Girls Night #16: How to know if he’s “The One.” CONNECT WITH CARL Company Instagram // Company Website // Instagram CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE Facebook // Bookstore // 
March 18, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Today on the show, we’re doing something a little bit different, and I’m so excited about it. A few months ago, I had the honor of being interviewed by my new friend Jennifer Spoelma for her podcast, Feminine Foresight. I LOVED her and I loved our conversation, and I loved it so much that I wanted to make sure y’all had a chance to hear it! I asked Jennifer if I could share this conversation here at Girls Night, and she so graciously agreed, and so that’s what you’re going to hear today! You’ll hear — this conversation still totally feels like a girls night, but it’s fun because this time, I’m the one in the hot seat. My favorite part of our conversation was when Jennifer asked me how becoming a Christian impacted my dating life, and I paused, thought about it for a second, and then asked her, “Is it okay if we talk about sex on your show?” She was such a champ and I just love the conversation that followed. See? I’m telling you — a total girls night. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Jennifer’s, Feminine Forecast Podcast Quotes Mentioned by Stephanie: “Marriage is not a fix all for your life” “If you are looking for someone to complete you, you are going to be completely disappointed” “You are not lacking by not being married” Explicit Lyrics, Flatirons Community Church (sermon series about God’s plan for love, sex, and marriage — scroll halfway down the page to find it!) Our sponsor for today’s episode is Hello Fresh. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/girlsnight80 and enter girlsnight80. CONNECT WITH JENNIFER Facebook // Website // 
March 11, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Ashley Lemieux. Ashley is a writer, speaker, cheerleader for women and the author of an amazing new book called, Born To Shine. She also runs an awesome company called The Shine Project, which she’ll tell us all about in this episode. You’re going to love her. Today, Ashley’s going to be teaching us how to get unstuck in life — how to get back up when we’ve knocked down. I love this episode because in it, Ashley shares with us some really vulnerable stories of times when she’s been knocked down, when she’s gotten stuck, and when she’s thought, “How in the WORLD am I going to keep going after this?” But she has and in the process, she’s turned her biggest setbacks into her greatest strengths and she’s going to teach us how we can do that too. Friends, if you’re feeling stuck, experiencing grief, or needing motivation to get through a difficult season, this episode is for you! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Ashley’s book, Born To Shine The Shine Project Website How To Stand Up When You Feel Knocked Down Video with Mike & Ashley Ashley’s pep talk: “I am strong, I am courageous, and I am here!” Quote from Ashley: “Our pain can become one of our greatest powers” How to break through negative mindsets: Check your fear Break up your routine Shut it down Our sponsor for today’s episode is Audible. To get your 30-day free trial, all you have to do is go to audible.com/GirlsNight or text ‘GIRLSNIGHT’ to 500500 to get started. CONNECT WITH ASHLEY
March 6, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend, Kaitlin Wernet. Kaitlin is a beautiful writer who regularly contributes to She Reads Truth, the Abide meditation app, Fathom Magazine and she’s the author of a beautiful new book that I am SO excited about called The Book of Comforts. Today, we’re chatting about where to find comfort in the midst of hard seasons. Kaitlin tells us the story of the day her entire life changed and she shares with us the practical tools she uses in her own life to work through deep rooted pain and grief. I love this conversation, and friends, if you are in a hard season right now, I’m praying that this episode feels like a warm hug from friends who are right beside you in the midst of this. I’m praying that as Kaitlin shares her story and what she’s learned along the way, that you can feel God’s comfort wrapping you up in a whole new way. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Stephanie’s Devotional, The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Kaitlin’s new book, The Book of Comforts Past podcast episode with Kaitlin, Girls Night #9: How To Make New Friends As An Adult Stephanie’s podcast about counseling, Girls Night #20: Answers to our biggest questions about counseling & therapy The official (extensive) Enneagram test (this is the one that Steph took!) Quotes: Stephanie’s favorite quote, “Be who you needed when you were younger”
February 25, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend Audrey Roloff. Audrey and her husband Jeremy are the founders of a marriage blog called Beating 50 percent, and they’re the co-authors of a brand new book called A Love Letter Life. You also might remember them from the television show, Little People Big World. But however you know her, Audrey is amazing and you’re going to learn a TON from her. In today’s episode, Audrey is sharing her very best marriage advice. Everything from increasing intimacy and connection with our spouse, to carving out time and money for date nights, to bringing romance into our marriages (even in the hard seasons) and that’s just the beginning! You are going to LOVE our conversation. My favorite part was when Audrey shares about expectations and how clear expectations solve so many of the conflicts we face in marriage (or stop them in their tracks before they even have time to unfold!) I’m SO excited to share this with you! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Steph’s, Are You Ready To Start Dating Quiz? Audrey’s new book, A Love Letter Life Marriage journal Audrey mentions, The Marriage Journal Audrey’s clothing line, Always More Audrey & Jeremy’s blog, Beating 50 Percent Audrey & Jeremy’s podcast, Behind The Scenes
February 18, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Allie Casazza. Allie is an amazing wife, mom, podcaster and business owner, helping women rid their lives of physical, calendar and mental clutter to make space for the things that are most important in life. And that’s what this episode is all about! Today Allie is going to walk us through a process that will help us declutter our homes and destress our lives. Don’t you love that? I think we ALL need this in our lives. I learned so much from Allie in this conversation, and just one of the things she taught me was that when we declutter our homes, it reduces our housework by 40%. 40% isn’t that insane?! The second we finished our conversation I dove immediately into a closet to start the decluttering process, and I have a feeling you’re going to do the exact same thing. Keep me updated, okay? If you find yourself buried in a closet while you’re listening to this episode, I want to see it. Send me photos! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Love Your Single Life Course Website Steph’s Lipstick Gospel Devotional Allie’s podcast: The Purpose Show Statistics mentioned: Eliminating clutter would reduce our housework by 40% Most people wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time Quote mentioned: “We don’t keeps things out of what if’s and fears” The question Allie always asks herself about the things she owns: “Is it worthy? Allie’s three golden rules of decluttering: Don’t walk away until it’s put in a home Use a trash bag and walk it out to the trash can (don’t keep it in your home) Donated or gifted items get dealt with – don’t put off for more than 3 days Bonus tip: When decluttering, always start with your bathroom! Our sponsor today is a company that I just love, Hello Fresh.
February 11, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my brand new friend, Scarlet Hiltibidal. Scarlet is a wife, a mom, a writer and the author of an amazing book called, Afraid of All The Things. She’s hilarious, she’s wise, she loves Jesus like crazy, and you are going to positively love her. In today’s episode, Scarlet is talking to those of us who totally wrestle with fear of all the things (um… this is so me) and she’s going to show us how we can find peace and rest and security and JESUS in the midst of it all. In this episode, Scarlet tells us the story of the day when she actually came face-to-face with her biggest fear and lived through a real life tornado. And she’ll share with us why when that moment arrived, she wasn’t actually afraid. Friends, if you’ve ever struggled with fear and anxiety and if you’ve ever wondered where to find God and security and peace in the midst of it, this episode is for you. (And in this episode, you’re going to get to hear just how much this episode was for me. I totally struggle with fear of all the things, and Scarlet’s words have helped so much!) So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Scarlet’s book, Afraid Of All The Things Quote mentioned: “The only thing to fear is fear itself” Verse mentioned: John 16:33 (NIV), “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Tim Keller’s Sermon on The Wounded Spirit Our sponsor for today’s episode is Audible. To get your 30-day free trial, all you have to do is go to audible.com/GirlsNight or text ‘GIRLSNIGHT’ to 500500 to get started. CONNECT WITH SCARLET Facebook // 
February 4, 2019
Hey Friend! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Lara Casey. Lara is the CEO at Cultivate What Matters, an amazing company providing you community and resources to make your biggest goals happen. And today we’re going to be talking about, you guessed it, goal setting! In this episode, Lara tells us how to cultivate a life full of purpose and shares her secret sauce for successful goal setting! You are going to LOVE our conversation. Lara has amazing wisdom when it comes to setting our year up for success. By the end of this episode, you are going to have the tools and motivation you need to set your goals, both big and small, and stick to them! With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Steph’s Love Your Single Life Course Cultivate What Matters Website Goal Setting Resources: 2019 One-Year PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner Goal Guide Bundle Quotes from Lara: “She believed she couldn’t, so God did” “Believe in what you can’t yet see” “It’s never too late” Our Sponsor for today’s episode is The World Race. If you decide you want to apply, I have an awesome opportunity for you to apply for free. Make sure to use the promo code: girlsnight and you can waive your entire app fee! CONNECT WITH LARA Facebook // Website // 
January 28, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! We have two guests for today’s episode. They’ve both been on the show before, and they’ve been some of y’alls very favorite guests. Today on the show we have Kailey Dickerson and Hanna Seymour, who also happen to be sisters-in-law! Isn’t that fun? Hanna is married to Kailey’s brother! Kailey is a photographer, a writer, and wife to country artist Russell Dickerson. Hanna is the author of a book called The College Girl’s Survival Guide, and she’s also an incredible mentor, Bible teacher, and friend. In this episode the three of us got together to answer some of y’alls biggest questions about newlywed life. We chat about everything from how much bickering is normal, to how to deal with finances, to navigating a healthy sex life, and that’s just the beginning. You guys are not going to want to miss out on this conversation! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Love Your Single Life Course Website Hanna’s Book, The College Girl’s Survival guide Stephanie’s past podcast episodes with Hanna: Girls Night #12: A Married Gal’s Guide to Great Sex Girls Night #19: The 20-Something Girl’s Survival Guide Girls Night #34: How To Keep God At The Center Of Your Relationship
January 21, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my sweet friend Jordan Soderholm. Jordan is the Fashion Director at ABLE, an amazing lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty through providing job opportunities for women. Jordan’s here to teach us how to use our unique skills and interests to make a big difference in the Kingdom of God. Pretty amazing, right? I am so excited for y’all to hear from her! Jordan’s also going to be sharing with us about her work in the fashion industry, she’s going to teach us how to cultivate a stylish and sustainable wardrobe, and she’s going to show us how we can use things like our wardrobe and our next shopping trip to change women’s lives. Yes and amen to that! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson listeners can save 20% off an ABLE order with the code GIRLSNIGHT at check out! Statistics When women are thriving they’re investing twice as much of their resources back into the community and their family. We are buying 400% more clothing items than we used to True Cost Documentary, also available on Netflix How to be more conscious about our fashion choices: Pay attention to the brands you’re shopping Other ethical clothing brands: Nisolo, Elizabeth Suzann, Everlane, Cuyana Rent clothing to eliminate waste: Rent The Runway Pay attention to the fabrics and materials Pay attention to the price tag Stephanie’s podcast episode on the Enneagram Test: Girls Night #17 A Map for Self Discovery and Personal Growth Quote: We get to vote with our dollars Our sponsor for today’s podcast is Zola. To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to zola.com/Stephanie. CONNECT WITH JORDAN Facebook // Website // Insta...
January 14, 2019
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!  Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend Jena Viviano. Jena is a Nashville-based career coach and entrepreneur who specializes in helping men and women figure out what they want to do in their careers and teaches them how to get there. Y’all are going to learn so much from her! In today’s episode, Jena will be teaching us how to know if it’s time to move on from a job you don’t love, what to include on your resume, tips for networking and job interviews, how to negotiate your salary and so much more! You are going to LOVE our conversation. My favorite part was when she explains how to respond to dreaded interview questions like, “tell me about yourself” or “what is one of your weaknesses.” Let me tell you, friends,  by the end of my chat with Jenna, you’re going to be totally prepared to land your dream job. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Netflix Cooking Show Jena Mentions: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Job Resource Jenna Mentions: themuse.com Resume Tips: Clear format:  Get Landed Templates Showcase your key accomplishments Quantify or showcase a result Distribute your resume at networking events Four levels of Networking: Friends and family Current and past colleagues College alumni Outreach – LinkedIn.com LinkedIn Tips: Have a profile picture Use your resume to fill in the information on your LinkedIn Connect with at least 3 people Our sponsor for today’s episode is Beauty By Design. To experience the world’s most personalized skincare, go to beautybydesign.com/girlsnight and use promo code girlsnight today – first time customers get 20% off. CONNECT WITH JENA Facebook // Website // Instagram CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE Facebook // Bookstore // Instagram
November 19, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!  So guys, this is our last Girls Night episode of the year. I can’t believe it! But, no worries at all, we’ll be back with another season of Girls Nights in January.  Since the holidays are coming up, and since this is our last episode for the year, I knew we had to do something special. We have a VERY special guest for today’s episode. It’s Carl’s mom, my mother-in-law, the one and only Kathy Wilson. Now, here’s what you need to know about Kathy before we dive in. She basically invented Pinterest. Okay, that’s totally not true – not specifically. But if you’ve ever been to her house, you feel like she did. She has this unbelievable gift for hosting people, for creating a comfortable, inspiring, nurturing home that I seriously have to drag myself away from after staying with her for a few days. (I’m serious — it’s all I can do to not beg her to let us live in her basement.)  In today’s episode, she’s going to be sharing with us…   How to make our house feel like home (with a nurturing, inviting ambiance)  How to decorate our homes without breaking our budgets How to make our homes feel warm and inviting for guests Actually doable tricks to being a great hostess How to make friends today that we’ll still be friends with in 30 years.  I’m so excited for you to get to hear from her. With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on Spotify! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Steph’s Friendship Guide, The Real Girls’ Guide To Taking It All Off Stephanie’s new merchandise can be found right here, Stephanie May Wilson Shop, on Black Friday! Our sponsor for today’s episode is Hello Fresh. For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/girlsnight60 and enter promo code girlsnight60. Home Tips For Hosting: Clean your house. Add plants. Make your dining chairs comfortable. Pay attention to lighting. Don’t break your budget. Shop at HomeGoods and Goodwill. Make your decorations functional. Work ahead of time as much as you can. CONNECT WITH KATHY:  Instagram CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: Facebook // Bookstore // Instagram
November 12, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend, Caroline Schandel. Caroline is a brilliant speaker, Bible teacher, & writer who just released a brand new eBook called Live Here, Love Now.  Now, do you guys have a girl in your life who’s a few years older than you that you’ve always looked up to — someone who’s wise, and wonderful, and beautiful and you’re hoping that you can be just at least a little bit like her when you grow up? That’s how I feel about Caroline. She’s been a mentor in my life for years, a woman who has taught me so much about who God is and about who I am because of who God is, and I am so so so happy to get to introduce you to her today. We talk about so much in this episode: What to do when you don’t get something you really want How to celebrate with your friends when they get something you want How to stay friends with your friends when you’re in different seasons of life How to live a life of presence & gratitude How to really step into our God-given identity And so much more…. I can’t wait to share this episode with you!  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on Spotify! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Stephanie’s new merchandise can be found right here, Stephanie May Wilson Shop, on Black Friday! Caroline’s E-Book, Live Here. Love Now. Verses Mentioned: Psalm 139:14, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Quotes Mentioned: You can live from a place of experience or live from a place of truth. – Caroline Schandel Today is the opportunity to live our story well. – Caroline Schandel Declarations: I declare that today is my gift and today is good. God you are with me in this. Your Spirit is in me and Your power flows through me. My voice carries words of life to affect me and the people around me. My eyes see by faith beyond what’s before me. My mind agrees with the thoughts you have for me, God. So I declare that I will live today well. Fully in who you say I am. With courage and confidence and boldness. And believing that no matter what’s before me, it’s part of my story and it has purpose. So I’m grateful and I’m thankful. And I am going to encounter you today, God. Amen. Our sponsor for today’s episode is Lola. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter promo code GIRLSNIGHT when you subscribe. CONNECT WITH CAROLINE:
November 5, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I’m Stephanie May Wilson and I’m so happy that you’re here. Each week, I have a girlfriend over, and we talk through one of the biggest questions we have about our lives as women. We’re talking about friendships, and faith, and relationships, and self-confidence. About our calling in life and how to live every bit of our lives to the absolute full. Life is so much better, and easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends, and I can’t wait to get started. Today we’re doing something a little bit different. A few weeks ago, my dear friend Dana Marie asked me to be a guest on her new podcast, The Hope Collective Podcast. You guys have heard from Dana before here on Girls Night. She was episode #4 where we talked about finding beauty & hope in the midst of brokenness. She’s a dear friend of mine as well as an amazing writer and musician, I know y’all just love her. So when she reached out about interviewing me, Dana very gently asked me if I might be ready to tell a story I haven’t really gotten to share much of yet.  You guys might have heard me mention a little bit about this here on the podcast, but over the summer, I realized I was really struggling with some anxiety and depression. I’ve been wanting to tell y’all the full story of what happened, I just hadn’t figured out how to do it yet.  But when Dana reached out and asked me about this interview, I felt like this was the perfect time to really talk about it.  Guys, I have to be honest, I was SO nervous about this interview. This is the first time I’ve really told the story all at once, and it’s the first time I’ve really shared the full thing publicly. But I just love and trust Dana so much. I knew there was no better person in the world to talk about this with. And I’m so happy I did. I loved finally getting to fully open up about what happened, and Dana was so gentle and kind to me in the process. I loved this conversation so much, the second we finished recording this interview for her new podcast, I asked her if she would mind if I also shared it with y’all.  She graciously said yes, and so this is actually a conversation we recorded for Dana’s podcast, The Hope Collective, but it’s still totally feels like a girls night. I also have to say, this is a tender one for me to share, so please be gentle with me. But, I’m really excited to share this because when I was in the deepest parts of my depression, the thing that helped the very most was knowing that I wasn’t alone. And that’s what I hope you walk away from this conversation knowing.  If you’re struggling with anxiety and depression right now, you are not alone my friend. Not only that, but there’s help available for you. Just like there was for me. We’ll talk all about how to find that help in this episode.  Okay, you ready? Let’s dive in!  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on Spotify! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Dana’s Podcast,
October 29, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I’m Stephanie May Wilson and I’m so happy that you’re here. Each week, I have a girlfriend over, and we talk through one of the biggest questions we have about our lives as women. We’re talking about friendships, and faith, and relationships, and self-confidence. About our calling in life and how to live every bit of our lives to the absolute full. Life is so much better, and easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends, and I can’t wait to get started. In today’s episode, we’re talking to my sweet friend Mariko Clark. Marri an amazing writer who writes about hard questions, hope, and the Holy Spirit over on her blog, MarikoClark.com. Her writing is deep and real, and always makes me cry (in the very best way), but she tells the truth about life with pinches of humor and wit and sarcasm that leave you laughing, while you’re crying. It’s just the best. And friends, I’m so excited to share this conversation with you. So here’s the thing: we love our people, and we want to be there for them, especially when they’re going through something really hard. But if you’re anything like me, you’re not always exactly sure how to do that. When something bad happens, I’m always afraid I’m going to say the wrong thing, or do the wrong thing, or get in the way when what this person really needs is space. I want to be present and be there for them, but I don’t want to bother them. I want to send them something, to show them in some way that they’re not alone, but I’m never sure exactly what to send.  I just feel at a loss for what to do when my people are going through something hard. And that’s why I love this episode so much, because it’s from the perspective of someone who has recently been there — recently gone through something really hard in her own life — Marri teaches us how to respond.  Friends, this episode is going to make you laugh, and probably make you cry, and in the end, it’s going to make you a better friend.  Marri’s thoughts on this subject have totally changed the way I love my people in hard seasons, and I’m so excited to share it with you, because I have a feeling it’ll do the exact same thing for you.  Okay, you ready? Let’s dive into my conversation with Marri. With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on Spotify! So you ready? Let’s dive in!  Welcome to Girls’ Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Quotes Mentioned: “He’s not using your brokenness, but He can redeem it” – Mariko Clark “It’s better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing” – Mariko Clark Tips Mentioned: Don’t stay silent, say something. Don’t try to explain what’s happening, let God take care of that. Don’t ask what you can do, just do something. Mariko  is loving: instant dry nail polish. Our sponsor for today’s episode is Beauty by Design. For 20% off your first order visit
October 22, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I’m Stephanie May Wilson and I’m so happy that you’re here. Each week, I have a girlfriend over, and we talk through one of the biggest questions we have about our lives as women. We’re talking about friendships, and faith, and relationships, and self-confidence. About our calling in life and how to live every bit of our lives to the absolute full. Life is so much better, and easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends, and I can’t wait to get started. Our guest for today’s episode is Rachel Cruze. Rachel is a New York Times bestselling author & speaker with a heart to help others become smart with money. And that’s exactly what we’re going to be talking about today!  Friends, I am so excited about this episode, because I know that money is something that every single one of us struggles with. A lot of the women in our community are carrying some major school and credit card debt. Others are trying to figure out how to spend less, and save more. We’re all trying to figure out if we need a budget, how to create a budget, how to stick to a budget? We’re really not sure. I know that so many of us feel stuck or just plain lost when it comes to money, and that makes our financial lives so hard, but it makes the rest of our lives hard too. There are things we’d love to do in life, we just can’t afford it. And y’all, that’s why I’m so excited to have Rachel on the show today.  First of all, Rachel is a friend who gets it. She’s a fellow spender who didn’t love the idea of being on a budget either. And so the things she teaches us to do are actually practical, doable, and won’t ruin our fun, it’ll actually enable us to have MORE fun! She’s also brilliant. I left this conversation feeling empowered and excited about the prospect of taking charge of my financial life. And I know you’ll feel the exact same way.  Also… I have to say that hands-down, Rachel’s fun fact is my favorite one we’ve ever had on the show. The second she shared it with me, I knew we were going to be best friends. I can’t wait to share this episode with you.  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! So you ready? Let’s dive in!  Welcome to Girls’ Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Steph’s Friendship Small Group Guide Rachel’s show, The Rachel Cruze Show God has been teaching Rachel that God gives so many green lights in life, so you should just go. Podcast referenced, That Sounds Fun Podcast By Annie F. Downs with Alex Seeley Date nights are something that’s been bringing Rachel joy lately. The woman inspiring Rachel these days is Christine Cane.  Quotes Mentioned: “A budget doesn’t limit your freedom,
October 15, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!  Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend, Jessica Rasdall. Jessica is an author, a motivational speaker and a transformational coach to female business owners. She helps women unearth their story, and learn how to share it — turning their messes into powerful, life-changing messages.  Friends, I had the honor of meeting Jessica early this summer, and she quickly became a dear friend. Jessica has a really hard story. She’s been through more in her life than I hope any of us ever have to go through, and she’s going to share that story with us today. But, the amazing thing about her story is that Jessica has partnered with God in such a beautiful way to take this terrible, heartbreaking thing, and to use it for unbelievable good. Guys, we’ve all been through hard things in our lives. Every single one of us has been. But the thing about our God is that He brings life from death and beauty from ashes, and goodness from even the hardest, most broken stories in our lives. He’s done that in Jessica’s life, and in my life, and I know He can do that in your life too. I cannot wait to talk about this more! With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! So you ready? Let’s dive in!  Welcome to Girls’ Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Jessica’s Podcast, The Creative Speaker Podcast Books Mentioned: Man’s Search for Meaning By Viktor Frankl Our sponsor for today’s episode is Zola. To start your free wedding website or registry on Zola, go to zola.com/Stephanie.  CONNECT WITH JESSICA: Website // Instagram // Facebook CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: Facebook // Bookstore // Instagram
October 8, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I’m Stephanie May Wilson and I’m so happy that you’re here. Each week, I have a girlfriend over, and we talk through one of the biggest questions we have about our lives as women. We’re talking about friendships, and faith, and relationships, and self-confidence. About our calling in life and how to live every bit of our lives to the absolute full. Life is so much better, and easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends, and I can’t wait to get started. Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend Kait Warman. Kait is an LA-based speaker, fashion blogger, and relationship podcaster, and y’all are going to LOVE her. Kait is such an encourager of women, especially as we’re navigating our single & dating lives, and I know you’re going to walk away from this episode feeling like you’ve made a new best friend. In our episode today, Kait is opening up to us about how she’s navigating singleness & dating in her own life. She shares with us how she’s making the most of this season and the huge revelation she had a few years ago that changed her dating life completely. She’s talking to us about navigating rejection in relationships and how to face rejection without being quite so devastated by it. We also have a super honest conversation about sex as single women and we both share why we made the decision to wait to have sex until we are married.  Friends, this episode is girl-talk to the max, and I cannot wait to share it with you!  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! So you ready? Let’s dive in!  Welcome to Girls’ Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Stephanie’s Are You Ready To Start Dating Quiz Kait’s Podcast, Heart For Dating Kait’s Social Media Agency, KaitKat Books Mentioned: How to Get a Date Worth Keeping By Henry Cloud Just Mercy By Bryan Stevenson Uninvited By Lisa TerKeurst Divine Sex By Johnathan Grant Organization mentioned by Kait,
October 1, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guests for today’s episode are three of my closest friends, Emily Tuttle, Suzy Hachey, and Heather Reed. Y’all, these women are amazing, they’re my people — some of my my best friends, my most trusted advisers, women who have been in my corner for years, and I’m so excited for you to get to meet them.  This conversation was so much fun because it happened while we were all together having a big weekend-long girls night at my house in Nashville, something that rarely gets to happen. The four of us live in all different corners of the country and don’t get to see each other very often. (It’s the worst right? I hate being away from my people.) Yet, the amazing thing is that even though we’ve lived apart for so much of our 6-year friendship, we’re closer than ever, and that’s exactly what we’re talking about today!  We’re talking about how to find and form friendships with people who are really your people — and how to maintain and even deepen those friendships no matter how far away you live from each other.  I cannot wait to share this episode with you! With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! So you ready? Let’s dive in!  Welcome to Girls’ Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Stephanie’s Friendship Small Group Guide Study mentioned in the podcast, Storyline by Donald Miller Songs Mentioned: Old Friends by Ben Rector Our sponsor for this episode is Hello Fresh. For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/girlsnight60 and enter promo code girlsnight60. CONNECT WITH EMILY:  Instagram // Etsy CONNECT WITH SUZY:  Instagram CONNECT WITH HEATHER:  Instagram CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: Facebook // Bookstore // Instagram
September 24, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is author and podcaster, Emily P. Freeman, and today we’re going to be talking about how to figure out what our next steps are in life. Friends, you are going to LOVE Emily. She’s wise, and wonderful, and has this way of calming us down and helping us clear space in our hearts and in our minds so that we can figure out where we’re going, what God’s saying to us, and what we need to do next. This conversation helped me take the deepest breath, and feel so much more calm and confident about my future, and I have a feeling you’re going to feel the exact same way. In our conversation we’re talking about: How to make big decisions in our lives (how to know what God has for us, where we’re supposed to go, what we’re supposed to do next). How to not feel quite so overwhelmed by these big decisions How to feel joy, peace, rest in our lives How to trust God when we’re in the midst of uncertain seasons – And so much more. Y’all, if you’re in a season of transition, or on the verge of making a big decision in your life, or just wrestling with where you’re headed in life in general, you are going to LOVE this conversation. With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! So you ready? Let’s dive in!  LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Emily’s latest book: Simply Tuesday, Small Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World Emily’s podcast, The Next Right Thing Emily’s community for aspiring authors, Hope Writers Books Mentioned in the Episode: A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer The Listening Life by Adam McHugh The Wandering Years by Knox McCoy
September 17, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I’m Stephanie May Wilson and I’m so happy that you’re here. Each week, I have a girlfriend over, and we talk through one of the biggest questions we have about our lives as women. We’re talking about friendships, and faith, and relationships, and self-confidence. About our calling in life and how to live every bit of our lives to the absolute full. Life is so much better, and easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends, and I can’t wait to get started. So, you guys have heard me say that phrase a lot, right? “Life is so much better, easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends.” I say it constantly because I believe it with my whole heart. I believe that it’s true in every area of our lives. It’s especially true when it comes to pursuing our dreams. And that’s what we’re going to be talking about today! Today I am so excited to get to introduce you to two amazing small business owners, who also happen to be two of my closest friends, and two of the women who have made the biggest difference as I’ve pursued the things I believe God created me to do in the world. The women you’ll meet today are TahJah Harmony, a Baton Rouge-based lifestyle photographer who takes the most beautiful maternity, newborn, and family photos, and Brianna Tosta, an LA-based Travel Designer who plans the most unbelievable trips for her clients, sending them all over the world. TahJah and Bri have been some of my closest friends for the last several years. We met right as we were each starting our businesses, and we created a business small group (also known as a mastermind.)  Friends, I can’t wait for you to meet these women. They’re wise and wonderful and inspiring and have made a huge difference in my life. I wouldn’t be doing the work I’m doing today without them. And you know what? I would bet if you asked every successful woman in the world, they would be able to point to some girlfriends who made all the difference for them along the way too.  All too often, we think we have to compete with each other as women. But I learned from the smartest women I know that it’s when we collaborate that we’re the most successful.  When we run our races together — helping each other, cheering each other on, working together, lifting each other up, that’s when amazing things begin to happen.  And that’s what Bri and TahJah and I have seen in our business small group over the last three years.  So today, we’re talking about friendship, and how to find your own little tribe of women. But we’re not talking about ordinary friendship, we’re talking about business friends — finding women who are in your same industry, or women with similar goals, who you can run your race with so you guys can help each other run so much faster. Friends, if you have big dreams for your life (which I know you do, this is a community of DREAMERS!), you are going to want to hear this conversation. We can’t achieve our dreams alone, and thank God, right? Because it’s so much more fun when we do it together. I can’t wait to share this episode with you!  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready?
September 10, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend, Jessica Honegger! Jessica is the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, the world’s largest fair-trade jewelry company. She has created a new breed of social entrepreneurship that empowers women, connects cultures, and celebrates handmade beauty. As well as being an amazing business woman, she’s also a mom to three, a passionate adoption advocate, and the author of a brand new book called, “Imperfect Courage: Live a life of purpose by leaving comfort and going scared.” and thats’ exactly what we’re going to be talking about today! You guys, I just loved Jessica and I know you’re going to too. This conversation will make you want to get up, chase your dreams, do the thing that’s been on your heart to do, and do it even though you might be (and probably are) totally scared. Jessica is going to help us break right through our fear so that we can live the life we’ve been dreaming about and I cannot WAIT to share her wisdom with you!  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Stephanie’s online course, Love Your Single Life A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Jessica’s new book, Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared Jessica Honegger’s business, Noonday Collection Jessica’s podcast, Going Scared Become a Noonday Ambassador God is teaching Jessica recently to “drink while she pours” Something bringing Jessica joy these days is the TV show, So You Think You Can Dance A woman inspiring Jessica is Brene Brown Our sponsor for today’s episode is Simple Contacts. To get $20 off your first order of contacts, go to 
September 3, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Today on the show, we’re talking with my sweet friend Carly Kellerman, and our topic is dating. Specifically, Carly is going to walk us through how to handle some of the situations that trip us up and make us the most nervous on our first few dates with someone. Carly is going to help us figure out who to say yes to and who to say no to when it comes to going on a date. She’ll talk to us about what to wear, and what to order at a restaurant, and (ugh, even just thinking about this gives me butterflies), who pays for the meal and how to handle that. She’ll talk to us about the purpose of a first date and how to take some of the pressure off of ourselves, how to show someone you’re interested (or… not interested), what to do if a date doesn’t go well, how to follow up after a first date, and so much more. Friends, Carly is wise and hilarious and an expert on this topic. I know you’re just going to love this conversation. I can’t wait to share it with you! With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify!   I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!     LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Free Resource: The Ultimate Guide to a Great First Date: First date conversation starters to help you stop feeling awkward and start feeling confident! Free Resource: Are You Ready To Date? — this 12-question quiz will help you figure it out! Stephanie’s online course, Love Your Single Life Carly’s first Girls Night episode: The 6 Things I’m So Happy I Did Before I Got Married The podcast episode where Carl tells the story of how he pursued Stephanie Our sponsor for this week’s episode is HelloFresh. For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/girlsnight60 and enter promo code girlsnight60.   CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE Facebook // Shop // Instagram CONNECT WITH CARLY Instagram
August 20, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! This week’s episode is part 2 of a double header we’re doing with my dear friend Hanna Seymour. Hanna is the author of a new book that I just LOVE called The College Girl’s Survival Guide, and she’s also an incredible mentor, Bible teacher, and friend. Hanna is also one of our favorite guests around here in our Girls Night community. This is the 4th episode that Hanna’s been on, and it’s because she’s just that amazing. Now, I mentioned that this is part 2 of a double header that we’re doing with Hanna and it’s true. A few weeks ago, Hanna and I sat down to talk about Christian relationships. Specifically, I brought her a whole list of Christian Dating rules we’re all given, and together we talked through which ones ones are true, Biblical, real, important, and which ones we can totally throw out. I just loved our conversation, and actually, I loved it a little too much because as we sat down to talk through all of these dating rules, an hour later I looked up to realized that we’d run out of time and only gotten through half of the questions.   So we decided to split up the episode and do two parts. Last week we answered a ton of the questions we ask as we’re dating as Christian women, and this week we’re talking through the questions we ask once we’re in a relationship. Now, if you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, absolutely go back and listen to it.   In that episode we answer questions like: – Can Christians date for fun? Or are we only supposed to date with the intention of marrying the person?  – Is it okay to online date, or is that not allowing God to be in charge?  – We talk so much about God’s timing and God’s plan for our lives, but what does that look like in relationships? Does God pick who we marry? How does this work? – As a Christian, can you date a non-Christian? What does it mean to be equally yoked?  – How do you find out if a guy you’re dating is a Christian without being pushy or weird about it?  – We hear that the guy is supposed to be the spiritual leader, and also the pursuer of the relationship. Are those things true? And if so, what does that actually look like played out? And y’all that’s just the beginning.    And this week, we’re answering some of the big questions we all ask once we’re in a relationship. Questions like:  – Is this guy the one? How do I know?  – When is the right time to get married? How long do you have to date before you’re ready? And how do you know if you’re ready? – Can you/should you move in together before you get married? – Are you really supposed to wait until you get married to have sex?  – How do you set realistic physical boundaries and actually stick to them? (And what do you do if you’ve already crossed them?)  – What does it mean to guard your heart?  – What does it mean to “Keep Jesus at the center of your relationship?” and how do you do that? – And that’s just the beginning.    See? I told you we couldn’t just stop at part one! I’m so excited about this episode. Hanna is wonderful and wise and has such good, Biblical wisdom to share. I also love this episode because Hanna and I talk through how we handled these big questions in our own relationships and as we were dating our husbands. We talk about boundaries, and sex, and hard conversations, and how we knew they were the one, and that’s really just the beginning. I’m so excited for you to hear it.
August 13, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode we’re talking with one of my favorite friends here in Nashville, author Hanna Seymour. Hanna is the author of a new book that I just LOVE called The College Girl’s Survival Guide, and she’s also an incredible mentor, Bible teacher, and friend. Now, if you’ve been around our Girls Night community for awhile, you might have a touch of deja vu right now. Yes, Hanna has been on the show before (twice actually!) and you’re about to get to know her a whole lot better, because this week and next week are a Hanna double-header. We didn’t plan to do that, necessarily, but I’m not sorry about it one bit. What happened is that Hanna and I sat down a few weeks ago to talk about Christian relationships. Specifically, I brought her a whole list of Christian Dating rules we’re all given, and together we talked through which ones ones are true, Biblical, real, important, and which ones we can totally throw out.  (By the way, this conversation would have been SO HELPFUL for me back when I was dating, and I have a feeling it will be for you too!) But the thing is, as we sat down to talk through all of these dating rules, we got so wrapped up in the conversation, that an hour later, I looked up at the clock to realize we’d run out of time and only gotten through half of the questions.  And I thought about stopping there. I really did, but as I looked over the questions we hadn’t covered yet, I knew you guys would hate it if we stopped it there. So Hanna is going to be back on the show next week with part 2 of this conversation, and trust me, you’re not going to want to miss a second of it.  Today we’ll be talking more about the things leading up to a Christian relationship:  Things like:  – Can Christians date for fun? Or are we only supposed to date with the intention of marrying the person?  – Is it okay to online date, or is that not allowing God to be in charge?  – We talk so much about God’s timing and God’s plan for our lives, but what does that look like in relationships? Does God pick who we marry? How does this work? – As a Christian, can you date a non-Christian? What does it mean to be equally yoked? – How do you find out if a guy you’re dating is a Christian without being pushy or weird about it? – We hear that the guy is supposed to be the spiritual leader, and also the pursuer of the relationship. Are those things true? And if so, what does that actually look like played out? And y’all that’s just the beginning.  Then, next week, we’re answering some of the big questions we all ask once we’re in a relationship.  Questions like:  Is this guy the one? How do I know? When is the right time to get married? How long do you have to date before you’re ready? And how do you know if you’re ready?  Can you/should you move in together before you get married? Are you really supposed to wait until you get married to have sex? How do you set realistic physical boundaries and actually stick to them? (And what do you do if you’ve already crossed them?) What does it mean to guard your heart? – What does it mean to “Keep Jesus at the center of your relationship?” and how do you do that?  And that’s just the beginning.  See? I told you we couldn’t just stop at part one! You guys, Hanna is WISE, and wonderful, and hilarious. The advice she gives in these episodes is practic...
August 6, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend, Emily Tuttle. Emily is an humanitarian videographer and producer, an artist, and an advocate for people whose voices aren’t being heard. She’s just amazing, I can’t wait for you to meet her. In our conversation today, Emily and I are going to be talking about how to show up and make a difference in our messy, broken, beautiful world, and here’s what I mean by that.  You guys know this, but all you have to do is turn on the news or go on Facebook for 2.5 seconds to see that there’s a LOT going on in our world these days. It seems like there is a new problem, a new major issue every single day, and it feels like our country disagrees more than ever about how these problems should be solved. I don’t know about you, but I feel overwhelmed by this all the time. I feel overwhelmed by the amount of information that’s out there, I feel overwhelmed as I hear angry arguments on either side. I feel even more overwhelmed when I do understand at least part of what’s going on, because then I realize I have no idea what to do next. This terrible thing is happening and I have no idea how to help! When I’m feeling bowled over by the brokenness of this world, overwhelmed by information, and at a total loss for how to help, there’s one person in my life that I always reach out to first, and that’s my friend Emily. Emily is engaging in the conversations that are going on today in such a beautiful way. And she’s not just engaging in the conversations, she’s taking action. I love this about her, and I know that the world needs more of us to follow her example. So today, Emily is going to help us figure out how.  She’s going to help us figure out how to keep up with current events without being swallowed by them, she’s going to help us figure out how to have hard conversations with people who disagree with us, she’s going to help us figure out how to help (and she’ll break right through the lie that we’re not equipped or smart or strong enough to help) and that’s just the beginning. Now, I want to say, in a way, the things we’re talking about in today’s episode are a bit political. But, I want you to know, this is not about taking one side or another. We’re not fighting here or taking any sort of stand. This episode is about figuring out what we personally believe, and then figuring out what to do with that belief. We’re talking about how to make the world a better place in a way that only we can. I’m so excited for this episode. With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Emily’s Etsy Shop, Consider The World The World Race Adventures in Missions International Justice Mission Preemptive...
July 30, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend, Kacie Wheeler. Kacie is a wedding photographer here in Nashville, as well as a wife, a beautiful writer, and a wise soul. Kacie has been one of my best friends for a long time, we have traveled the world together, been roommates, and she was the very first person who knew that a guy named Carl Wilson asked me out on a date. But we’ll tell you more about all of that in today’s episode. I’m so excited for all that we have in store. Today we’re talking about mission trips. Mission trips have been such a huge part of my life and such a huge part of my faith, and I have gotten about 8-gazillion questions from y’all about them and so I just knew we had to do an episode about it.  And actually, that’s exactly how today’s episode is going to work! Today, Kacie is kicking me out of the host chair, and she’s going to be asking me all of the mission trip questions we’ve received from y’all. I’m so excited about this!  Today we’re going to be talking about:  How you know if God is calling you to go on a mission trip How to know which organization you should go with How to prepare What to pack How to raise the money Whether or not it’s safe to go on a mission trip And also whether or not it’s a good idea. We’ve heard that short-term missions sometimes do more harm than good. Is it even a good idea to go? And that’s just the beginning.  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Kacie’s photography website The World Race Adventure in Missions Verses mentioned in this episode: Matthew 19:29 “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” Matthew 28: 19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Acts 13:47 “For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'” Mark 16:15 “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Romans 10: 13-15 “for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of...
July 23, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my very best friend, Kelsey Bennett. Kelsey is an AMAZING makeup artist and the Community Coordinator for a missions organization I just love, Experience Mission.  She’s also my person. I say this in the episode but if I had a Board of Advisors in life I’m pretty sure Kels would be the Chairwoman. She’s my favorite person to go to for advice, my wisest counsel, and my favorite friend to laugh with. I’m so excited to share her with you today!  And I’m so excited about today’s topic. Today we’re going to be talking about birthdays.  Tell me if this sounds familiar:  Your birthday is coming up, and you want to be excited. It’s your day, after all. It’s a day to celebrate you, and to celebrate your life, and to celebrate with your family and friends. But… “excited” isn’t always our primary emotion when we think about an upcoming birthday.  First of all, there are so many questions that come up when it comes to our birthdays: How do we celebrate them? Do we plan a party for ourselves? Do we wait for someone else to do it? Do we admit that we want to be celebrated? Do we downplay it? And if we downplay it, do we get to feel sad and disappointed when the celebration doesn’t feel as big, as personal, or as special as we were hoping it would?  Birthdays also bring up a whole lot of other things for us. They’re a reminder of the passing of time, a check-in about whether we are where we thought we’d be by this point. I don’t know if you do this, but I definitely did. I had this idea that by the time I was 25, I’d be married. But that definitely didn’t happen. We create these timelines in our head. We have this idea of who we should be, and what we should be doing, and when things should happen, and by what age. And that makes our birthdays really tough, because life doesn’t always go according to our plans. (Isn’t that infuriating?!)  I also know that for me, my birthday tends to magnify any loneliness or sadness I have going on in my life. When Carl and I first moved to Nashville, my birthday magnified the fact that I didn’t have friends here yet. I felt extra lonely on that day. The sting was extra sharp.  And the thing is, I thought this was just me that had a hard time with birthdays. But two birthdays ago, Kelsey and I began talking about it, and we realized we were feeling the exact same way. I’ve had this conversation with so many girlfriends since, and especially since my girlfriends and I just turned 30, we’ve been talking about this a lot lately. So many of us struggle when it comes to our birthdays, and that’s why I’m so excited about this episode. After a particularly tough birthday two years ago, Kelsey and I have learned so much. We’ve learned so much about enjoying our birthdays, and we’ve learned so much about handling the hard emotions that can sometimes come along with them. Also, Kelsey has so much wisdom to share, so much encouragement, and so many practical tips and tricks, I’m so excited to share this with you.  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, 
July 16, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is one of my very best friends, Shannon Unger. Now, I could tell you so many things about Shannon — like how instrumental she’s been for my faith, or how whenever it would snow at night during our senior year of college, we’d put on all of our snow gear, and go play on the playground. (Playing at the playground in the snow is actually super fun, in case you were wondering!) But those aren’t the most important things for you to know about her today. The thing you need to know about my dear friend Shannon Unger today is that she’s a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor who works with people through substance abuse, trauma, and relationship issues. I know — way more serious than romping around in the snow. But Shannon is a real expert, and that’s exactly what we need for what we’re talking about today.  Today we’re going to be talking about relationships — how to know if you’re in a healthy relationship, and what to do if you’re not.  I’m so glad Shannon’s here today. In this episode:  Shannon teaches us how to know if our relationships are healthy or not. She’s going to help us identify some red flags in relationships. She’ll give us some things we should keep an eye out for. She talks to us about abuse and domestic violence (I learned that there are way more types of abuse than we normally think of, and she’ll tell us all about that in this episode) She talks to us about what we should do if we ARE in an unhealthy relationship She tells us how to set ourselves up for healthy relationships in our future And that’s just the beginning.  Guys, this is a hard episode. It’s not a light one. (We’ll have some extra light ones later in the season. I promise!). But this is such an important episode.  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Stephanie’s online course, Make the Most of Your Single Life The American Counseling Association Counselor Database Psychology Today — Find a therapist The National Domestic Violence Hotline The National Domestic Violence Hotline phone number is  1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Marriage counselor that Shannon mentioned, John Gottman Scripture mentioned in this episode: Luke 6:45 “The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.” James 3:11 “Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
July 9, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my new friend Hannah Brencher. Hannah is an author, a blogger, a TED speaker, and a new wife who writes about mental health, faith, and daily discipline. Hannah is the founder of a global movement called More Love Letters (which she’ll tell us all about in this episode) and she’s also the author of a brand new book called, “Come Matter Here.”  You guys are going to absolutely love Hannah. She has this way of meeting you exactly where you are, and simultaneously giving you both the hug and the pep talk you need to keep going. And that’s exactly what Hannah does for us today on the show. In this episode, Hannah and I talk a lot about anxiety and depression. We talk about what to do when you’re feeling far away from God, or when you’re having a hard time loving yourself, or when you’re feeling like you’re just not good enough.  We talk about being a newlywed and what we’ve both learned along the way, and Hannah shares with us some really amazing encouragement having to do with singleness and online dating.  There is so much good stuff in this episode. I can’t wait to share it with you. With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Paperback copy of The Lipstick Gospel Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal Lipstick Gospel Devotional Hannah’s new book, Come Matter Here Hannah’s book, If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers Hannah’s blog More Love Letters Stephanie’s podcast episode on counseling and therapy Stephanie’s online course, Make the Most of your Single Life Aziz Ansari’s book,
July 2, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is business coach, Christy Wright. Now, if you haven’t heard of Christy or her program, the Business Boutique, before, you’re just going to love her. Christy hosts in-person conferences, speaks all over the country, has a podcast that I just love, and she’s written a book — all aimed at equipping and empowering women to make money doing what they love.  And that’s exactly what we’re going to be talking about in today’s episode.   Friends, we have wise, wonderful, world-changing women in our Girls Night community, and I know that so many of y’all have enormous dreams that you’re either in the process of pursuing, or that you want to be pursuing.  Y’all are dreaming up blogs, businesses, side-hustles, and Etsy shops. You’re dreaming up ways to use your gifts for the good of the world, for the good of God’s kingdom, and to support yourself and your families. I just love that.  But here’s what I also know: Starting a business is HARD. It’s daunting, it’s scary, it’s confusing, it’s complicated. And I know for so many of us we either don’t start, or we don’t keep going, we get stuck, because we feel like we just have no idea what we’re doing!  And that’s why I’m so happy to have Christy here today. Today I’m picking Christy’s brain — asking her all the questions I know we’re all asking about starting and growing a business. And my goodness, she has answers for us. In our conversation, Christy talks us through…  How to find our business idea (and how to know if it’ll work or not!) How to actually start our businesses How to get customers (and get them to actually buy what we’re selling)  How to charge money for things (without feeling so squirmy about it) How to work through the fear and discouragement we often feel when pursuing our dreams And so much more. I can’t wait to share this episode with you!  With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel A free download of Stephanie’s eBook, Dear Best Friends, Where Are You? Christy Wright’s book, Business Boutique Stephanie’s online course, Make the Most of Your Single Life Christy’s Business Idea Bootcamp Quotes mentioned in this episode: “More is caught than taught.” – Rachel Cruze “God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
June 25, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I am SO excited about the person I get to introduce you to today. Our guest for today’s episode is Laura Hertgers — my very first mentor and small group leader. You are going to LOVE her. There are two questions I’m asked all the time by my readers and listeners.  The first goes like this: Stephanie, how do I find a mentor?  The second goes like this: Stephanie, how do I BE a mentor? We recognize that we need women pouring into our lives, and we want to be the kind of women who pour into other women’s lives, but if we’re honest, we have absolutely no idea how to do either of those things.  How do you ask someone to be your mentor, how do you ask someone if they want to be mentored? How do you actually go about mentoring or being mentored by someone? What do you talk about? How often do you meet? How do you figure that out? We have so many questions. And that’s why I wanted to bring on my favorite mentor, and someone who’s honestly a mentoring expert, my dear friend Laura.  Now, Laura is amazing and has had such an impact on my life and on my faith. But the thing is, I’m not the only one. More than anyone else I’ve ever met, Laura has made mentorship a consistent part of her life — pouring into women younger than her in all kinds of capacities and through all different seasons. And in this episode she’ll teach us how to do that.  But Laura isn’t just an advocate for being a mentor, she’s an advocate for BEING mentored. Laura has made it a point to seek out mentors for herself in all seasons of life as well, and in this episode, she’ll teach us how to do that too. Friends, I’m so excited for you to meet Laura. She’s wise and hilarious and in this episode we’ll share the story of how she met her husband and I take total credit for all of it. I can’t wait to tell you the story. With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Stephanie’s friendship small group guide (you can download the first chapter free right here!) The camp that Stephanie and Laura mentioned: YCM Camps The college ministry Stephanie worked for is The Annex Laura and Stephanie’s sorority is Chi Omega Something God has been teaching Laura lately: making more room for Him and giving God the room in her heart Something Laura has been loving currently is blowing bubbles outside with her son, Noah A woman that is inspiring Laura these days is Gretchen Saffles, founder of
June 18, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is Ashlyn Carter. Ashlyn is a new friend of mine, and she’s a gal who is inspiring me like crazy these days. She’s a copywriter, a calligrapher, and an amazing speaker who travels all over the country teaching creative women how to tell their stories, and sharing her personal story — and that’s what you’re going to hear about today! Today, Ashlyn’s going to be telling us the story of how she battled perfectionism, work-life imbalance, an eating disorder, anxiety, and depression. She tells us her story of recovery, and grace, and how she’s learning to work from a place of rest not from a place of hustle, and that’s just the beginning.  Friends, I took notes like crazy during this conversation. I seriously have a whole list of things that Ashlyn mentioned in this episode that I cannot wait to put into practice in my own life.  But even more than that, as we talked, I feel like Ashlyn gave me the biggest hug. She has this way of immediately feeling like your best friend, and helping you see that you’re not alone in what you’re going through. And that’s exactly what she did for me. Right before we jumped into the conversation, I told Ashlyn that I was pretty sure I was going to cry during this episode because we were going to be talking about anxiety on a day that I was really struggling with it myself. Ashlyn looked me in the eye, right before we started recording, and said, “Steph, you are so not alone in this” and then I DID start crying. If you struggle with perfectionism, if your work-life balance is totally off these days, if you are struggling with an eating disorder, with anxiety, or with depression, there’s one thing I hope you walk away from this conversation knowing: It’s exactly what Ashlyn told me, “You are so not alone in this.”  You’re going to love our conversation.  So, with that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Ashlyn’s website The Atlanta-based restaurant they mentioned, Two Urban Licks John Piper’s sermon that Ashlyn mentioned  Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders Laura Casey’s book, Make It Happen
June 11, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend (and my small group leader!) Jessica Fralin! Jessica is an author and a speaker, and today she’s here to talk to us all about social media and our identities — how to do one without losing the other. I love having Jessica here to talk about this, because this has been something we just cannot stop talking about in our small group these days. The thing is, we’re on social media to feel inspired and connected, but more often than not, those aren’t the feelings we walk away with. All too often we look up from our phones (only to realize we’ve been on them for WAY longer than we realized), and we feel empty. We don’t feel inspired, or connected, instead we feel things like FOMO, like the things we want to do in the world are already being done (and done better!) by somebody else, like we’re not good enough (not thin/pretty/popular/successful/fun/well-dressed enough) and the list goes on… It’s something my whole small group has been struggling with, and Jessica has so much insight into this. It’s like she wrote the book on it, which actually… she did. Jessica is the author of a book called #Stolen, which talks all about social media and identity, and in our conversation today she shares some game-changing Biblical truths, as well as some super practical tricks that have been so helpful! So, with that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!     LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Steph’s friendship small group guide (you can download the first chapter for free right here!) “Instead of waiting for community, provide it, and you’ll end up with it anyway.” – Jen Hatmaker Jessica’s book: #Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity? The book Jess mentioned: God’s Promises for your Every Need   The two verses Steph mentioned were: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverbs 18:21 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of G...
June 4, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, we’re talking to my new friend Jamie Ivey! Jamie is an author, a wife, a mama to 4 amazing kids, and… she’s a podcaster! Now, you guys, if you don’t know about Jamie’s podcast, you need to. I get so many emails from y’all saying, “Steph, I have listened to every episode of Girls Night, what do I listen to next?” And in response, I write back three words: The Happy Hour. Jamie is encouraging, wise, loves God like crazy, and within two seconds of meeting her, you already feel like she’s your best friend. You guys are going to love her. In today’s episode, Jamie and I are talking all about our pasts, and what to do with the shame, guilt, and isolation we sometimes feel because of them. Both Jamie and I have made some pretty big mistakes in our lives, we’ve made some decisions we’re definitely not proud of. But, as you’ll hear in this episode, God has forgiveness, and redemption, and newness for all of us — He’s had those things for us, and He has them for you too. One thing we talk about specifically is our sexual pasts. We get really honest about what it was like to share about our past mistakes with our husbands and we have some encouragement for you that I know you’re going to want to hear So friend, if you’re sitting in some shame, in some guilt, or if you’re feeling like, “Man, if people only knew this about me, if they only knew what I’ve done…” then this episode is for you. God is going to speak to your heart in such enormous ways through Jamie. I can’t wait. So, with that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Jamie’s Podcast, The Happy Hour Jamie’s Book: If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel The Passion Conference The book on prayer that Steph read: The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears The women inspiring Jamie these days are: Kelly Stuckey & Amy Hannon!   Our sponsor for today’s episode is a company I just love, Warby Parker! Sign up for a FREE home try-on at 
March 12, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, we’re talking to my sweet friend Mariko Clark, or Marri, as I call her. Marri an amazing writer who writes about hard questions, hope, and the Holy Spirit over on her blog, MarikoClark.com. Her writing is deep and real, and always makes me cry (in the very best way), but she tells the truth about life with pinches of humor and wit and sarcasm that leave you laughing, while you’re crying. It’s just the best. Marri is also on my team here, working as my assistant, and our community manager, and basically just keeping every bit of this ship running. So we’re such a fan of her, and I’m also a huge fan of today’s conversation! Today, Marri and I are talking about rest and self-care — two things we have been learning a LOT about lately (mostly the hard way, of course!). We’re talking about why it’s so hard for us to take care of ourselves as women, how to get over the guilt and shame that sometimes comes along with it, what God says about rest and self-care, how to rest, how much rest we actually need, how to find pockets of time where we can take care of ourselves (even in the midst of crazy-busy seasons), and so much more. We’re also sharing a pretty big piece of news in this episode, so make sure to stay tuned until the end! The other thing I wanted to make sure to tell y’all is that this is our last episode of Season 2 of the Girls Night podcast! I can’t believe we reached the end so fast! We’re going to take a break for a month or two (in the name of rest and self-care, and also so we can record more awesome episodes for y’all!) but we will absolutely be back with Season 3. We’re already getting excited for it. So, with that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel You can also hear from Marri on these other episodes of Girls Night: Girls Night #1: More than Friends, Not Quite Dating — How to Navigate Friendlationships Girls Night #10: How to Start and Grow a Blog Girls Night #16: Relationship Q&A with Stephanie and her husband, Carl! Marri’s Instagram (where you can watch all the videos of her wonderful and hilarious 3-year-old, Aidah) The episode from this season where we interviewed Enneagram expert, Beth McCord The Brene Brown book Stephanie has been reading lately:
March 5, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today is one of my favorite authors, speakers, and Instagrammers, Jess Connolly. Now, lots of you guys might already follow along with Jess, but if you don’t, get ready because you are going to love her! Jess is a mom to four beautiful kiddos, wife to an awesome guy named Nick, she’s leading a church plant in Charleston, and that’s just the beginning. Jess is the founder of the All Good Things Collective, which sells gorgeous prints and resources and apparel to encourage us in our relationships with God, she’s the co-author of a wonderful book called Wild and Free and she just came out with an awesome new book called Dance Stand Run! But none of those things are the reason I wanted to invite Jess to our Girls Night this week. I wanted to invite Jess because her relationship with God inspires me like crazy. She has this deep, connected, intimate relationship with Him, and even just getting a peek at the way she worships and learns from God inspires me to walk even deeper in my relationship with Him. And that’s what our episode today is all about. You’re going to love it! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Stephanie’s Friendship Small Group Guide (click here to download that free chapter!) Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Jess’s new book, Dance Stand Run Jess’s first book, Wild and Free The Enneagram (Steph is a 2 and Jess is an 8!)
February 26, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! My guest for today’s episode is my dear friend, Liz Norris. Liz is an Associate Professional Counselor in Atlanta, and that’s perfect because that’s exactly what we’re talking about today: Counseling. If you guys have been hanging out in our community for awhile, you know that I am such a fan of counseling. It’s something that has helped me so much in my life, and that’s true for pretty much every single one of my girlfriends, and all of the women I look up to the most. Counseling has been a game-changer for all of us. Not only that, if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might have seen that I just recently started going back to counseling, and I’ll tell you why in this episode. But here’s the thing: Because I’m such a fan of counseling, and because it’s something I recommend to pretty much everybody, I’m also totally aware that there are some big questions, and doubts, and even fears that come up when people mention the word. When we’re thinking about going to counseling, we find ourselves asking questions like: Does it mean that I’m really broken that I’m thinking about going to counseling?   Should I be ashamed of the fact that I think I might need help?   Do I need help? Isn’t counseling for people with really HUGE problems?   Does going to counseling mean I don’t trust God enough to help me in my life?   How does counseling even help, anyway? And even if you’re not asking those questions, you might have questions about the logistics of finding a counselor. How do you find a good one? How do you know what to look for? How do you pay for it? There are so many factors to consider and it can feel totally overwhelming. But that’s why I love this episode. In our conversation today, Liz and I are going to be talking through every single one of those doubts, fears, and questions. And we’ll also share with y’all what counseling has done in our lives. I’m so excited to share this episode with you.  So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!     LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The Lipstick Gospel Devotional The World Race EMDR – the kind of therapy Steph did after her car accident (that she’s still doing today! It’s been so helpful for her!)
February 19, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls Night! In today’s episode we’re talking with one of my favorite friends here in Nashville, author Hanna Seymour. Hanna is an amazing writer, mentor, Bible teacher, and friend. And I just love the conversation we have in store for you today. So, here’s the deal. In just a few weeks, Hanna is coming out with her very first book. It’s called The College Girl’s Survival Guide, and can I just tell you? It’s amazing. In it, she’s answering 52 of the biggest questions and concerns we have as we’re going through college, and she knocked it out of the park. She talks about everything from how to pick your major, to how to know if you should transfer to a different school, how to get along with your parents when you’re home over summer break, to how to navigate the party scene. She talks about roommate drama, and how to make friends, and what to do about the Freshman 15 (or the Freshman 20 if you were me in college!), and that’s just the beginning. But here’s why I love this episode. Today Hanna and I are going to be talking through some of my favorite questions she answered in the book, and I love them because they’re not just applicable to college students. They’re applicable to all of us. Here are just a few of the things we talk about in our conversation today: We talk about how to find a great church and how to get involved   How to navigate transitions in a way that helps you thrive instead of feeling crushed by them   We talk about how to find and make really good friends and how who we choose to surround ourselves with might be the most important decision we ever make   Hanna gives us practical advice for how to handle difficult roommates (which is funny because that absolutely applies to every stage of life, including marriage!)   We talk about relationships — specifically friends with benefits, and what to do if you find yourself in that situation either physically or emotionally.   And that’s just the beginning.  This was such an emotional conversation for both of us. At the beginning of the conversation, Hanna shares an embarrassing story that actually had me crying I was laughing so hard. And toward the end of our conversation, we both actually cried as Hanna talks about what to do if you find yourself in a situation that happens FAR TO OFTEN both in college and after — she talks to us about sexual assault and rape. This is a big, important conversation for all of us — whether you’re a college student, or you graduated a long time ago. I’m so excited to share it with you. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy
February 12, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! I am so excited for what we have going on this week. Put on your comfiest sweatpants and order a pizza, because this week might be the girls night of all girls nights, and here’s why. In today’s episode we’re talking about our bodies as women. Specifically, we’re answering a whole bunch of the questions we have about our bodies that most of us are too shy, too embarrassed, or too uncomfortable to ask. This is going to be AWESOME. The reason we’re talking about this at Girls Night this week is because this is something my girlfriends and I actually talk about at our girls nights in real life. We talk about tampons, about our boobs, about waxing, and so much more. And you know what? I’m SO GLAD. Because our bodies are tricky, and confusing, and sometimes feel really embarrassing. And they feel even more embarrassing when we think we’re the only one asking these questions. But we’re not, and that’s why I love talking about these things at girls nights, and why I wanted to talk about these things here at OUR Girls Night. Now, I have to tell you, our guest for today could not be more perfect. Here today is my real life friend here in Nashville, Ann Garvey. Now, I don’t know if you guys have this friend, but Ann is the kind of friend you just know you can go to with all of your embarrassing questions. She never blushes, you can’t embarrass her, and she will never ever judge you or make you feel stupid or gross. Not only that, but she’s HILARIOUS and so much fun, which makes it so much easier to talk to her about weird or embarrassing things. And you want to know the best part about Ann? She actually has answers. Ann is a women’s health professional here in Nashville, and she’s brilliant. She knows so much about our bodies as women, and so I just knew she was the perfect person to have this conversation with! I can’t wait to share this with you. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) The Lipstick Gospel Devotional The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The Care and Keeping of You — The American Girl Doll book Ann’s Lube Recommendations: Uber Lube
February 5, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! Our guest for today’s episode is a woman I’m just so inspired by. Her name is Beth McCord and she is an Enneagram coach! Now listen, you may be thinking, “A what coach, Stephanie?” Well, the Enneagram is a personality assessment that more and more people have been talking about lately. The way I have come to understand it, it’s designed to do two things. 1. It helps us get to know ourselves better, which I just love. 2. It helps us overcome some of the road blocks in our lives and become the best versions of ourselves — and I love that even more! It also helps us better understand and empathize with the people in our lives, and that’s amazing too. Now, I don’t know how you feel about personality assessments. Maybe you’re a huge fan of them, maybe you’ve never taken one, and maybe you’re rolling your eyes as you think, “Ugh. This again?” But listen — there is a reason I wanted to share about this in one of our Girls Nights. God has been using the Enneagram in my life in HUGE WAYS over the last several months. I started learning about it and took the assessment back in September, and I did it for a few reasons. But the biggest one was that in a few areas in my life, I felt stuck. There were these frustrations that kept cropping up, these things that kept making me feel sad, or hurt, or anxious, or insecure. I kept tripping into the same situations, and I couldn’t find a pattern in any of it. I felt like I kept running into the same wall, and I wasn’t sure what the wall even was, or how to get around it. And then I found the Enneagram. The Enneagram has helped me understand my heart and my mind and my personality SO MUCH BETTER. It’s helped me identify areas where I’m really strong and gifted, areas that I need to work on, and it helped connect the dots between those frustrations and situations I was experiencing. It also has given me such a personal roadmap for how to grow into the healthiest, freest, and most vibrant version of myself. It’s been a game-changer for me. And that’s why I just KNEW I had to share it with y’all. Friends, I’m so excited to put this tool in your hands, because I know if you use it, it’ll make a big difference in your life and in your relationships, and so I’m so excited to get started. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Stephanie’s course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Beth’s free Enneagram assessment The official (extensive) Enneagram test (this is the one that Steph took!) A free downloadable description of all 9 types
January 29, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! So, we have something super special and a bit different for you in today’s episode! Today, my sweet friend Marri is hopping back into the host chair, and interviewing me! But she’s not just interviewing me. I’m not in that guest chair alone. Sitting right next to me is my sweet husband, Carl Wilson. That’s right, we have a boy here at Girls Night, but I promise, he’s worth the invite. In our conversation today, Marri is asking Carl and I all of the questions we’re asked most often by my sweet readers and listeners — questions we rarely get a chance to answer! We’re going to be sharing how we met, all about our first date, how we knew each other was the one. We’ll be sharing our best dating advice, our best advice for how to prepare for a really great marriage, and so much more. This conversation was so much fun. Carl is hilarious and so so wise, I cannot wait for you to get to know him better. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Stephanie’s course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Kitchen Notes — a restaurant in Nashville that Carl loves! The World Race (the mission trip both Carl and Steph did) The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Carl’s marketing company For this episode, we’re partnering with Beautycounter — a skincare and cosmetics company on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone. To shop their amazing hair, body, skin, and makeup products, click this link, and then click the button that says, “Start shopping!”  CONNECT WITH CARL Personal Website // Company Website // Instagram CONNECT WITH MARRI Facebook // Website // Instagram CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE Facebook // Bookstore // 
January 22, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls Night! Our guest for today’s episode is the lovely and talented Diana Carter! Diana is a sweet friend of mine, as well as an amazing (and HILARIOUS) writer. She’s also the founder of an online community for women who are seeking to learn about their Biblical identity called, Because I’m His! You guys are going to love Diana, and you’re going to love our conversation, because in it we’re talking all about transitions. Diana has been through quite a few transitions in life lately — graduating from college, moving back home to live with her parents, moving across the country, quitting one job to start another, and that’s just the beginning. Not only has she been through so many transitions, but she has such a heart to help women just like us walk through those transitions, and walk closer to the Lord in the process. This conversation is extra special to me because in it, I get to share the story of a few major transitions I have been through in the past few years. They’re stories I don’t get to share often enough, but they’ve really shaped me, and Carl, and our lives today, and our marriage. I’m so excited to tell you about them, and to share what God did through them. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Stephanie’s course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life Diana’s community, Because I’m His Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) Carl’s marketing company The blog Steph’s husband, Carl, designed for Diana Stephanie’s Friendship Small Group Guide Stephanie’s eBook about making new friends in seasons of transition The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Wild & Free by Hayley Morgan & Jess Connolly Something Diana is loving lately is: Essential Oils (Steph’s friend Christian Garvey sells them and she’s AMAZING!) The women inspiring Diana these days are:
January 15, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode we’re talking to my sweet friend Gennean Woodall. Gennean is a photographer, a writer, and one of my most inspiring friends. You guys are going to LOVE her. Gennean is actually one of the reasons I officially decided to start this podcast last fall! She and I went to dinner and had the very best conversation, and I walked away so inspired, so encouraged, so excited about God and this beautiful life we’re all living, and I wished more than anything that y’all could have been there at the table with us to hear the stories she was sharing with me! (Which is how I knew I had to start a podcast! These conversations need to be heard!) In this episode we talk about God, and how to hear from Him, and how to know what He’s telling you to do. We talk about finances and how we’ve both gotten out of debt so we can freely pursue our dreams. We talk about learning to love ourselves for who God created us to be. And we talk about how to live our lives to the absolute full — which is what Gennean is doing x10000! God has her on the most beautiful adventure right now. I can’t wait for you to hear about it! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Stephanie’s course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Gennean used to work for Dave Ramsey You Need A Budget (The budgeting software Stephanie LOVES!) “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4 “There will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.” – Dumbledore The Relevant Magazine Article: Having Mental Health Issues Doesn’t Mean You’re A Bad Christian The quote Gennean (and Stephanie!) love from that article is: “Healing parts of your heart that you’ve once put to the side — whether to survive, to be strong, to avoid pain, or take care of others — may be the most powerful act of faith that God is calling you to make today.” The Enneagram (the personality test Steph & Gennean both love!) Gennean’s blog post about learning to love herself
January 8, 2018
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls Night! In today’s episode, we’re talking with one of my favorite friends here in Nashville, Kailey Dickerson. Kailey is a photographer, a writer, an amazing friend, and wife to country artist Russell Dickerson! Kailey is wise, and funny, and warm, and loves the Lord so much and she has so much wisdom and encouragement for us in this episode. I cannot wait for you to meet her. In our conversation, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be on the road as a country artist. We’re talking about God and how to seek Him and where to find Him even when life is busy. We’re talking about dreams and goals and how to keep going even when everything seems to be telling you “no.” We’re talking about fulfillment and joy and where she’s discovered that comes from. We also talk a lot about relationships, because Kailey and Russ have become relationship role models for thousands of people across the world. And seriously, that’s just the beginning. You guys are going to love Kailey, I cannot wait for you to meet her! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Kailey’s husband is country artist Russell Dickerson Russell’s new album (Kailey’s photography, and Carl’s design!!) Russell’s music video that Kailey filmed and edited! Here’s the Robert Herjavec quote I mentioned in the episode: “It takes 10-15 years to become an overnight success.” The planner Stephanie uses (and LOVES!) is The Simplified Planner by Emily Ley The planner app Carl has been building! The Enneagram (the personality test Steph & Kailey both love!) The Best Yes, by Lysa TerKeurst The woman inspiring Kailey these days is
November 20, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls Night! In today’s episode, we’re talking with one of my favorite friends here in Nashville, author Hanna Seymour. Hanna is an amazing writer, mentor, Bible teacher, and friend. And today, we’re talking to her all about… get ready for it… sex. Sex is such an important part of our marriages, and it’s something we RARELY talk about as girlfriends, but Hanna and I think we need to talk about it more. We need the chance to ask questions, to get advice and encouragement from girls who love Jesus and love their husbands and who are figuring this out too. And that’s what this episode is all about. I was just telling a friend about this episode, and I described it to her as, “All the things you wish your big sister had told you about sex as you were getting married.” We’ll be talking through questions like: What if you don’t want to have sex as much as you thought you would, or should you be wearing lingerie every time? What do you do if sex is awkward, or even hurts? How do you get better at sex? How do you get yourself (or him) in the mood? How often should you be having sex? And so much more. I’m telling you, this is girls night to the max. This conversation has been so healing and helpful and encouraging for me, and for Hanna, and for so many of my girlfriends. I know it will be for you too. Now, just a disclaimer: This episode is specifically geared towards sex in the context of marriage, which I know leaves some people out. But, here’s what I want to say about that. 1. You don’t have to be married to join us for this conversation. I think it’ll be helpful, and encouraging, and beneficial either way. 2. We talk a lot about how to handle our sex lives as single women in my course Make The Most Of Your Single Life. So if you could use some advice and encouragement in that area, I’d love for you to join us for the course in February! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (here’s a paperback copy and here’s a free digital download!) The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Hanna’s mom’s book about Biblical submission in marriage (her mom is just the best!)
November 13, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, I have two friends here with me and they both happen to be named Mackenzie! I’m chatting with Mackenzie Wilson and Mackenzie Baker today, the founders of Delight Ministries! Delight is a nationwide ministry that invites college women into Christ-centered community that fosters vulnerability and transforms stories. Yes and amen to that! I am such a fan of Delight, and I’m so excited for y’all to get to hear from the amazing Mackenzies behind it! In our conversation, we’re going to be talking about how to grow deeper in your faith and how to find and really connect with a community of women. They’ll also be telling us the backstory of how they started Delight Ministries and sharing with us encouragement and tips they’ve learned along the way for those of us who are dreaming about starting something too! I’m so excited to share our conversation with you! The other reason I’m so excited about this episode is because in it, I got to have the Mackenzies weigh in on a question I’m asked all the time. I consistently get questions from my readers and listeners about how to keep your faith strong in college. And I totally get it — college is hard, and keeping your faith strong in college is even harder. But I’m so happy that we get to hear from the Mackenzies on the subject because to tell you the truth, I don’t have a great answer to that question! I had almost graduated college by the time I became a Christian. I walked through most of my college career without Jesus, and so while I’m totally familiar with TONS of the struggles of being in college, trying to keep your faith strong in the midst of them just wasn’t something I was trying to do! So I am so happy to have them weigh in. I can’t wait for you to hear their thoughts and advice! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (you can download it here for free!) The Lipstick Gospel Devotional The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal Our friend Diana Carter (She’s a beautiful writer! You’ll love her!) Duty or Delight by Tammie Head The World Race How to find out if there’s a Delight Chapter near you How to start a Delight Chapter of your own The woman inspiring Mac these days is Brooke L...
November 6, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, we’re talking to my sweet friend Mariko Clark, or Marri, as I call her. Marri an amazing writer who writes about hard questions, hope, and the Holy Spirit over on her blog, MarikoClark.com. Her writing is deep and real, and always makes me cry (in the very best way), but she tells the truth about life with pinches of humor and wit and sarcasm that leave you laughing, while you’re crying. It’s just the best. You are going to love her! So — we have something special, and a bit different for you in today’s episode, and I’m so excited about it. In this episode, Marri kicks me out of the host chair so she can interview me about a topic we’re asked about constantly: Blogging! I’ve been blogging and writing for more than 6 years now (I can’t believe it’s been that long!), and I’m so excited to share with you what I’ve learned along the way. In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about how to start a blog and how to grow a blog. We’re talking about the logistics, answering questions like, “How do I build a website?” and “How do I get more followers?” and “How do I make money from a blog?” And we’re talking about the heart issues, answering questions like, “There are so many blogs out there, is there even room for me?” and “How do I promote my blog without feeling gross and sleazy?” and “How vulnerable should my blog posts be?” and so much more. So — if you have been dreaming about starting a blog, or a business, or writing a book, or even a podcast, I cannot wait to share this with you. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (you can download it here for free!) The Lipstick Gospel Devotional The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The college ministry where Stephanie worked The World Race (And a blog post Steph wrote all about her experience, how she prepared for it, and why she decided to go!) Tricks Steph learned along the way about how to lead a great small group The Jen Hatmaker quote that Stephanie butchered in the episode is, “Obedience isn’t a lack of fear. It’s just doing it scared.” The John Wayne quote she messed up is, “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” Steph’s friend Carly...
October 30, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, we’re talking to my sweet friend Kaitlin Wernet. Kaitlin is a beautiful writer who regularly contributes to She Reads Truth, as well as writing on her own blog about grace and grief, adventures and friendship, and so much more. You guys are going to love Kaitlin. She is brilliant, and warm, and wise, and funny. She loves God with her whole heart and has helped thousands of women get to know Him better. Kaitlin is also such a dear friend of mine, and because we moved here at just around the same time, Kaitlin and I were some of each other’s first friends here in Nashville! And actually — that’s what we’re talking about in today’s episode! We’re talking all about friendship — specifically, how to make new friends as an adult, because I know I’m not telling you anything new when I say it can be SO TRICKY! Carl and I moved to Nashville about two and a half seconds after we got married, and I have to tell you, it was the loneliest season of my entire life. And that sounds crazy to say, right? I had just gotten married to the best man I know, and our marriage was so good right from the start. But I found out really quickly that marriage doesn’t replace the need for really great girlfriends, and for the first time in my life, I didn’t have any! (Well, I didn’t have any in my state, anyway!) And so I began a long journey of learning how to make friends all over again, and not long after, that’s when I met Kaitlin. She had just moved to Nashville and was on the same friend-making journey as I was. Friends — we have learned so much along the way. How to meet new girls, how to get to know them better, how to put yourself out there, how to find and form the kind of community you’ve always wanted. And we can’t wait to share all of that with you. So today as you’re listening to today’s episode, maybe you just moved somewhere new like we did, or maybe your friends have moved away or moved into different seasons of life. Maybe you’ve never had the close-knit friend group you’ve always wanted but you’ve decided that you really want to invest in a community. Whatever your circumstances, I know that we could all use more great girlfriends in our lives, and today Kaitlin and I are going to be sharing our very best tips and tricks for how to get there. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s Friendship Small Group Guide, The Real Girls’ Guide To Taking It All Off Steph’s eBook all about making new friends Steph’s Single Life Course — Make The Most Of Your Single Life The podcast Kaitlin and Stepha...
October 23, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, you’re going to be hearing from my very best friend in the whole entire world, Kelsey. Kelsey is a wife, a mama, the assistant director of my favorite college ministry, and an amazing makeup artist! (She did my makeup for my wedding!) Now, if you’ve read my book, The Lipstick Gospel, you may be wondering, is this the same Kelsey? And it totally is!  She and Michelle and I studied abroad in Spain together and I talk about them both in my book! You are just going to love her. Kels is amazing — she’s my go-to person for advice about pretty much every single area of my life, especially my relationship with God, and that’s what we’re going to be talking about in today’s episode. One of the questions I get more than any other from my sweet readers and listeners is, “How do I get closer to God? How do I get to know Him better?” and that’s what we’re going to be talking about! We’re going to talk about how to have a quiet time, what that even means, how to journal, and pray, and read your Bible (in a fun way, I promise!). We’ll be sharing some really practical and actionable ways for you to connect with God more deeply and we’ll be sharing what our quiet times look like these days. You are just going to love our conversation. So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Kelsey’s Makeup Website (and Instagram!) The Annex — the college ministry at the University of Colorado that Kelsey works for (Steph used to work there too!) Sacred Pathways Seamless by Angie Smith The Story of God, The Story of Us
October 16, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking to my very best friend in the whole entire world, Michelle. Now — if you’ve read my book The Lipstick Gospel you might be wondering, is this “THE” Michelle? And it totally is. Michelle has been my best friend since we were 8 years old, and honestly, she knows WAY too many ridiculous, embarrassing, and even incriminating things about me for me to have invited her onto the podcast. But she only shared a few of them, so I think I’m safe. 🙂 But really — you guys are going to love her. She’s hilarious, and warm, and wise, and just has this way of coming alongside you in life that makes the journey so much easier and more fun. She’s done that for me for 20 years now, and I’m so excited that she gets to do that for you today too. In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about breakups — how to survive them and even how to thrive. Michelle and I have both been through our fair share of breakups (more than our fair share, I think), and we’ve learned so much along the way: What to do, what not to do, what helps, what doesn’t, things that comforted us along the way, things that helped us get over it, and more. Best of all, we’re going to be talking about God’s redemption in all of this — how He’s able to transform these broken pieces of our lives into something positively beautiful. He’s done that in our lives, and we KNOW He wants to do that in yours too. One thing I wanted to say before we jump in is that I know lots of y’all have been through hard breakups, but I also know that some of you may have broken hearts in different ways. Maybe you just lost a job or had a falling out with a friend. Maybe you’re mourning the death of a dream or even a loved one. Well — in this episode we’re going to be talking about breakups from relationships, but these ideas and principles apply to so many different types of broken hearts. So regardless of what you’re going through right now, I’m so glad you’re here. My prayer is that this conversation brings you so much comfort as you know you’re just not alone in what you’re going through, peace as you’re reminded that you WILL make it through, and hope as you get to see that God NEVER leaves things broken for long.   So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel The Lipstick Gospel Devotional The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal Steph’s Course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life The women Michelle has been so inspired by lately: Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, and Courtney Barnett. CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE
October 9, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking to my sweet friend Brianna Glenn. Brianna is the boutique travel agent behind Milk and Honey Travels, which means she’s a travel connoisseur/genius, who helps people go on amazing trips. She helps them figure out what kind of experience they want to have, and then she actually makes it happen! Bri’s also one of my favorite friends — wise, and funny, and the one who always knows the best places to eat and watch a sunset — so my favorite kind of person. You guys are going to love her. I’m so excited for you to meet her today because she’s going to be sharing some really practical, actionable tips and tricks to help us make travel more a part of our lives. I told y’all this at the end of the last episode, but Carl and I are actually in Europe right now — on a trip planned by Bri — but until Bri got involved, we seriously were having the hardest time making this trip a reality. And I know you guys have been there. If you’re anything like me, you love to travel, and you want to see the world, but it’s expensive and inconvenient, there’s NEVER a good time to go. It just can feel impossible. Well — that’s why I’m so excited to have Bri here on the podcast today. She’s going to help us break through our roadblocks, and our fears, and she’s going to help us become women who travel. YES AND AMEN TO THAT! So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! I believe you can also find it on Google Play and Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW: The Lipstick Gospel Devotional Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel B-School: The business course that Bri and I both did (how we met!) TahJah: The third member of our business small group! (She’s an amazing photographer and a dear friend. Make sure to check her out!) The World Race (and here’s a blog I wrote about it!) G Adventures  Steph’s Course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life (Bri is the guest in one of the bonus videos!) Bianca Olthoff: The woman inspiring Bri these days! (And here’s her book! I just loved it!) CONNECT WITH BRI Facebook //
October 2, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking to my sweet friend Jordan Lee. Jordan is an author, a blogger, a speaker, an encourager, and the leader of the amazing online community, Soul Scripts.  I just love the way she describes her online space. She says, “My prayer for my writing is that it makes you feel something… that it helps you experience God’s heart when the world breaks yours.”  And she also welcomes women into her community saying, “Your brokenness is welcome here.” I just love that, and I’m so excited for you guys to get to hear from her today! In this episode, Jordan and I are going to be tackling the topic of comparison. Tackling it because honestly, we wish it would just go away, and I know we’re not the only ones. This was a really vulnerable conversation for us, and I’m really excited to get to share it with you. If you’ve ever compared yourself to your girlfriends, or felt like there wasn’t room for you in an area of the world because there are already people doing what you want to do, or if you’ve ever felt not good enough or like you don’t measure up, know that you are definitely not alone. And I hope this conversation is as good for y’alls hearts as I know it was for ours!   With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!     LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel (you can download a free copy through that link!) The Lipstick Gospel Devotional  Steph’s Course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life Jess Connolly (who Steph talks about in the episode!) Ann Voskamp: The woman that Jordan is so inspired by these days! (And here’s a link to her book (which I happen to love too!), One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are Jordan’s Soul Scripts Sisterhood CONNECT WITH JORDAN Facebook // Blog // Instagram CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE Facebook // Blog // Instagram  
September 25, 2017
Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night! In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking to my sweet friend Dana Marie. Dana is a singer, a songwriter, a writer, and just one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about God and His redemption, and how to see beauty in the midst of the broken parts of our lives. We’re going to be talking about what to do in the hardest moments of our lives — and where God is in the midst of them. We’re going to be talking about our identity in Christ and how to actually see ourselves the way God sees us. We’re going to be talking about how to hear from God, and how to really know what He’s saying in and about our lives. We’ll be talking about how to date and connect to other people even when there are things about us that feel like deal-breakers, and so much more. You are going to love Dana. I cannot wait for you to meet her! One thing I just wanted to mention before we dive in: Dana’s going to be sharing her story in this episode, and depending on what’s going on in your life right now (or what might have happened in the past), some of the things she mentions might be a bit triggering for you. If her story brings up something painful for you, please reach out to someone. Reach out to a family member, a friend, a counselor, a mentor. You do not have to walk through any of this alone, and so we really really hope that you don’t. Invite someone in, ask for help — our hope and prayer for you is that you do!   With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night!     LINKS FROM THE SHOW: The Lipstick Gospel Devotional The Lipstick Gospel Prayer Journal Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel  Steph’s Course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life War Room: The movie about prayer that Dana loves Wild & Free: The book Dana has been reading Jordan Lee from Soul Scripts: The woman that Dana is so inspired by these days! (Jordan will be on the podcast later this season!!) CONNECT WITH DANA Facebook // Blog // Instagram
September 18, 2017
Hi friends! Welcome Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson! I am so glad you’re here! My guest for Episode 3 is my sweet friend Carly Kellerman. Carly is a wife, an aunt, a wonderful friend, a beautiful writer, and an editor for the book publishing house, Thomas Nelson! She’s one of my closest friends here in Nashville, she was one of my bridesmaids, AND she is one of my best friends from the World Race (a year-long mission trip we did together that we’ll tell you all about!)! You’re going to love Carly, and I know you’re going to love our topic for today too! In this episode we’re going to be sharing the six things we’re so happy we did before we got married — the things that made our single lives so fun, so formative, and that set us up so well for marriage. Whether you’re single, or dating, or engaged, or even married, I know you’re going to love this conversation as much as I did. With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW:  Smitten Kitchen Cookbook Cravings: Chrissy Teigen’s Cookbook Celebration: Danielle Walker’s Cookbook Gimme Some Oven (And here’s her amazing salsa recipe!) Pinch of Yum The World Race Shauna Niequist’s book, Cold Tangerines (Steph & Carly’s fave!) Steph’s book, The Lipstick Gospel Steph’s Course: Make The Most Of Your Single Life (If doors to the course are closed by the time you listen to this episode, go ahead and
September 11, 2017
Hi friends! Welcome Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson! I am so glad you’re here! In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my sweet friend, Robin Long. Robin is a pilates instructor and the creator of an online community called The Balanced Life where she provides quick and efficient online workouts for busy women. Robin is passionate about empowering women to feel good in their own skin, and that’s exactly what she does!  You guys, I am SUCH a fan of Robin’s, and I asked her to be on the podcast because of a conversation I’ve had with a lot of my girlfriends and readers and listeners lately. So many of us have come to this place in life where we’re just not in the shape we want to be in. We’re not as healthy as we want to be. It happens for a lot of reasons — we just had a baby, or are going through a major life transition, or we’ve just been busy and focusing on other things! I don’t know if you’ve ever found yourself in that place (I know I have!) but it’s really discouraging. We know we want to make some life changes, we want to feel better, healthier, and more confident in our skin, but it feels like a giant uphill battle to actually get there. That’s exactly where I found myself a few years back, and Robin was instrumental in the process of me getting healthy again. She has some amazing tips and insights — practical ways to make health and fitness a part of our lives (that are actually doable!) and to really help us feel confident and comfortable and beautiful in our skin. You are going to LOVE this episode. I left my conversation with Robin feeling so encouraged and inspired and I know you will too! With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! Welcome to Girls Night! LINKS FROM THE SHOW Stephanie’s Online Course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life (Doors open Sept. 18!) These days, Robin is inspired by Erin Loechner from Design for Mankind! Here’s where you can find out all about the programs Robin offers! CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE Facebook // Blog // Instagram CONNECT WITH ROBIN Facebook // Website // Instagram
September 4, 2017
  Hi friends! Welcome to the first official episode of Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson! I am so glad you’re here! In our first full-length podcast episode, I’m chatting with writer, Mariko Clark. Marri is a dear friend of mine, as well as a member of the Stephanie May Wilson Team! (Seriously — none of this would be possible without her!) In this episode, we’re answering a question I receive from my readers at least once a week. The question goes something like this: “I’m head over heels for a guy friend of mine, and I have no idea how he feels. I think he might like me, but he hasn’t said anything or asked me out, and so I’m not sure what to do. I don’t want to tell him how I feel, because I don’t want to ruin our friendship, but I really do like him! This is such a confusing middle ground. What do I do? How long do I wait for him to ask me out? How do I move forward?” Fortunately (and unfortunately!) I happen to know a LOT about this subject. This is a question I’ve asked several times throughout my life, and I’ve learned so many lessons along the way. So in this episode, I’m going to be sharing the story of my Friendlationship (I haven’t gotten to share this publicly before! Y’all will be the first to hear it!), AND I’m going to be sharing how I handled it — the things I did well, and the things I wish I would have done differently. If you’re in this situation right now, my hope is that you  get to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you’re not alone, and that you walk away with some really practical tips and tools for moving forward. If you’re not in this situation right now but have a friend who is, go ahead and share this podcast episode with her! Sometimes the kindest thing we can do for our friends is to say, “Hey, I see you, I’m with you, and here’s something that might help!” With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify! I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too! (Eek, I’m so excited!) Welcome to our first official Girls Night!   LINKS FROM THE SHOW Stephanie’s 4 Single Life Letters Stephanie’s Online Course, Make The Most Of Your Single Life (Doors open Sept. 18!) Hanna’s Bagel Theory blog Stephanie is currently reading: The Circle Maker and Of Mess and Moxie Free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE
September 4, 2017
Hey friends! I’m SO excited to be writing to you right now, because I have HUGE NEWS! You ready? Here we go… I’m starting a PODCAST!!!! It’s called Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson, and I’m SO excited to share it with you! Each week, I’ll have a girlfriend over, and we’ll talk through one of the biggest questions we have about our lives as women. We’re going to be talking about friendships, and faith, and relationships, and self-confidence, about our calling in life and how to live every bit of our lives to the absolute full. I’m just convinced that life is better, and easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing each week in the podcast!   Here’s what this very first episode is all about:  In this first episode, you’ll meet your host, author Stephanie May Wilson, and she’ll give you an introduction to all things Girls Night. She’ll tell you what the podcast is all about, as well as what you can expect for this first season! You’ll get to hear the stories that inspired the podcast (Which, I don’t want to give it all away, but the stories include super comfy sweatpants, lots of pizza, and awesome conversations with best friends!). She’s also going to share the insecurity that almost kept her from starting the podcast at all. We have a feeling you’ve felt that same insecurity, and so as she breaks right through it, she invites us to as well. You’ll be able to find the podcast in your iTunes Podcast app in the next few days, but in the meantime, you can listen to the introduction episode below!  I cannot WAIT to share this with you! You ready?? EEK! Me too! Welcome to Girls’ Night! All my love, Stephanie LINKS FROM THE SHOW Free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE Facebook // Shop // Instagram
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