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Joy Beth Smith

Joy Beth Smith hails from Charleston, SC, but she’s left pieces of her heart in Lynchburg, VA, Nashville, TN, and Chicago, IL. Joy Beth is passionate about connecting with other singles, and with the abundance of faulty theology surrounding singleness, marriage, and dating, she hopes to contribute to the ongoing conversations revolving around these issues. Joy Beth enjoys writing, reading, and coffee drinking, and you can often find her lurking in the corner of a local coffee shop pretending to read while shamelessly eavesdropping.

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Finding Love in the Comments Section

Oh man, the last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. First I published my blog on being overweight in the church here at Boundless. Within 24 hours it had over 30 comments and 1,000 shares. After that, the Washington Post published an extended …

Fat. Single. Christian.

I’m tired of hearing “You’ve got such a pretty face” and “I know you want to be married someday. Do you think losing weight would help?”

Lingering in Lament After the Orlando Massacre

As many of you know, 49 victims were killed and many more were injured in a shooting at Pulse Orlando, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Even as we learn their names, we mourn for the victims: Edward Sotomayor Jr Stanley Almodovar III Luis Omar Ocas …

My Emotional, Inevitable Rejection by Casey the Cable Guy

I was so inspirational last week as I challenged all of you to start saying yes that I actually took my own advice. Y’all, I said yes this week, and it blew up in my face. Saying yes is gutsy. It’s daring. It’s brave. It’s all the words I would never t …

Confessions of a Reluctant Career Woman

Saturday morning I found myself weeping in the middle of McDonald’s while tiny pieces of half-chewed hash brown fell out of my mouth. This, I feel, is a good place to start for an introduction. As many of you know based off Lisa’s interview last week, …

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