I’m Stephanie May Wilson, and my specialty is helping women thrive in their most important relationships: Their romantic relationships, their friendships, their relationships with God, and their relationships with themselves!
Why? Because when our relationships are in a good place, that’s when everything changes.
I know I’ve seen this play out in my own life. I bet you have too.
When our relationships aren’t in a good place, when we don’t feel fully secure, seen, or loved, that’s when we start to hide. We strive, pretend, put up walls, put on masks, and in the process, we lose who we were created to be.
(We also lose so much of our joy!)
But when our relationships ARE in a good place, it changes everything.
Something unlocks within us — allowing us to show up as our full selves — as women who are brave, beautiful, strong, smart, and totally, deeply loved.
We get to be the woman we’ve always hoped we could be, make an incredible difference in the world, and have a life that’s not only fulfilling, but also so much fun!
Want that to be your story but aren’t sure how to make it happen? That’s what I’m here for!
I’m here to be a mentor, a friend, a guide, and a cheerleader. I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone in what you’re going through, and that you WILL make it through. I’m here to remind you of who you are (Enough and not too much. Adored, cherished, beautiful, and deeply loved.) and to remind you who God is (We talk about God a lot around here!).
I’m also here to equip you with as many resources as possible to help you thrive in your most important relationships.
What kind of resources? Here are just a few of my favorites:
The Girls Night Podcast: The Girls Night podcast will help you take big steps towards your most beautiful life, your truest self, girlfriends who have your back, and the God who just adores you.
Love Your Single Life: A 4-week online course that will help you savor, enjoy, and truly make the most of your single life, all the while setting yourself up for amazing relationships (and marriage!) in the future.
The Lipstick Gospel Devotional: A 90 day devotional to help you consistently connect with God — hearing from Him, trusting His plans, and feeling His presence in your everyday life.
I’m so passionate about these resources because these are the exact things I wish I would have had along the way in my own life. Here’s a snapshot of my story…
The Stephanie of my college years looked like she had it all together, but the truth is, I felt lost and alone.
I was navigating some toxic friendships, nursing a broken heart, and in every area of my life, I felt entirely unlovable.
That all changed when I studied abroad for a semester.
During a weekend in Rome, I met Jesus and became a Christian (in the Sistine Chapel of all places!). That day, God began writing a story in my life that’s been better than I ever could have imagined. (That’s the story I tell in my book, The Lipstick Gospel!)
But that was just the beginning of my adventure with God.
After graduation, I packed my whole life into a backpack and left to travel around the world for a year as a writer and a missionary. Along the way, God began healing the crippling insecurity I’d struggled with for years. I finished that year feeling loved and truly beautiful in my skin for the very first time!
Traveling around the world changed my life… I can’t believe I almost didn’t go!
At that time, all of my friends were getting married and I was afraid that by leaving the country for so long, I would miss my chance at love. But actually, it was because I stepped out of my comfort zone and into the life God had for me that I was in the right place at the right time to meet my amazing husband Carl.
The beginning of our married life was sweet, but also really lonely.
Just three months before our wedding, Carl and I both lost our jobs. So we moved across the country for a fresh start. I began a new life in a new city with a new husband and no job, and the toughest part was, I didn’t have a single friend. (I didn’t realize how important girlfriends were to me until I didn’t have any).
I had no idea how to make friends in a new city and a new season of life… but I knew I had to figure it out.
So I declared my first year in Nashville to be “The Year of Friendship,” and I tried everything to find my people.
It took a lot of intentionality, but I found amazing friends and now one of my biggest passions is helping other women do the same.
The other question I had to answer was, “What do I do with my life?”
I decided that I want be the friend and mentor I wish I would have had along the way. I want to use the lessons I’ve learned (usually the hard way!) to help women thrive in their most important relationships. It’s been the BEST job ever.
These days, when I’m not writing, speaking, or recording a podcast episode…
You can usually find me in one of my three favorite places: Traveling with Carl, laughing with my close tribe of girlfriends, or snuggled up in yoga pants in my Nashville home.
I think we can officially call ourselves friends now, don’t you think?
And really, what better way to begin a friendship than with a gift?
Friend, here are three resources you can download today that will help you take huge steps forward in your most important relationships.
Stepping into the dating scene is a big decision. It’s one we want to make with wisdom, intentionality, and one we don’t want to rush. This free 10-question quiz will help you know if you’re ready.
Making new friends as an adult can be HARD, but the 10 simple steps in this eBook will help you break through the overwhelm, the intimidation, and the excuses, and help you find your people.
Want to start spending time with God, go deeper with God, or breathe some life back into your quiet times? If so, this 7-day email series is for you!
Looking for my professional bio? Here it is!
Stephanie May Wilson is an author, a podcaster, a speaker, and the go-to guide for 20 & 30-something women as they navigate their most important relationships. For almost a decade, Stephanie has mentored thousands of women as they cultivate healthy, thriving relationships with God, their friends, their significant others, their calling and their work, and with themselves. Stephanie’s first book, The Lipstick Gospel, is a favorite of more than 100,000 women, and her podcast, Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson has been downloaded 1.5 million times so far. It was featured by FabFitFun as one of their 5 favorite podcasts, and is regularly in the top 20 on the iTunes Religion & Spirituality charts.
Stephanie got her start as a writer when she packed up her backpack and traveled around the world for a year, keeping a blog of all of her adventures. She then served as Chief Storyteller for a multi-million dollar humanitarian organization, and then became the Editor-in-Chief of Venture Magazine. Stephanie’s writing has been featured on NBC, the Anthropologie blog, and Relevant Magazine, and she’s been a long-time blog contributor for CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, Darling Magazine, and the Christian Mingle blog.
When she’s not writing, speaking, or recording a podcast episode, Stephanie is usually packing for a global adventure with her husband Carl, laughing with her close tribe of girlfriends, or snuggled up in yoga pants in her Nashville home.