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Living Single with Yana Jenay

English, Religion, 2 seasons, 32 episodes, 1 day, 3 hours, 3 minutes
Living Single with Yana Jenay is a podcast all about singleness. Not dating or how to prepare yourself for marriage but how to LIVE single. Though the culture (church culture included) has convinced us that marriage and romantic love is the pinnacle of life, in this podcast, Yana Jenay shares how her faith in Christ has caused her to embrace a new narrative. Her hope is to move the conversation about singleness past contentment to celebration and create a movement of #notthirsty singles.
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Does God Really Care Who I Sleep With?

In this episode, Yana sits down with Sam Allberry to have a conversation about same sex attraction, sex, singleness, and the idea that you can’t be christian and same sex attracted. More specifically, Sam & Yana talk through what it looks like to put same sex attraction back in the gospel framework, the difference between sin and temptation, and untangling our sexuality & our identity. Guest Bio : Sam Allberry is a pastor, apologist, author and speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?; What God Has to Say About Our Bodies; Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?; and 7 Myths about Singleness. To get more connected with Sam, join him : Instagram : @samallberry Twitter : @SamAllberry Resources :  Scriptures referenced in this episode : Psalm 34:18. Hebrews 10:24-25.  Books referenced in this episode : Us vs. Us by Andrew Martin  Why does God care who I sleep with?  by Sam Allberry Follow Me :  Instagram | Website | Patreon Patreon : Through patreon we offer additional resources (discussion questions, access to the episodes early, etc.). To learn more about supporting this ministry and podcast go to :
6/7/202351 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Conversation: Saved, Single, and Same-Sex Attraction

In this episode, Yana continues her conversation with Johnathan and Kat on the realities of being a Christian who experiences same-sex attraction. Johnathan and Kat share honestly about finding ultimate fulfillment and satisfaction in Christ and the blessings and hardships of navigating same-sex attraction in the context of Christian community due to gender norms within the church. Whether you experience same-sex attraction or not, you need to listen to this conversation to learn what the church needs to do differently in order to love, disciple, and care well for the same-sex attracted.  Resources :  Scriptures referenced in this episode : 1 Corinthians 6:9; Psalm 51; 1 John; John 8; Psalm 37; Ecclesiastes 1:1. Follow Me :  Instagram | Website | Patreon Patreon : Through patreon we offer additional resources (discussion questions, access to the episodes early, community facebook group, etc.). To learn more about supporting this ministry and podcast go to : 
5/24/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bonus Episode: How to Prepare for Awkward Holiday Conversations

As a single person, going home for the holidays can be quite anxiety-inducing. Particularly when you are fearfully anticipating the kinds of questions, you may be asked about your relationship status. One of the ways you can prepare yourself when going into an environment where you might be met with uncomfortable questions is to think through some ways you can thoughtfully respond. In this episode, Yana Jenay shares some tips on how to prepare for Awkward Holiday Conversations and provides you with some prepared statements on how to answer questions like:  "When you gone get a man?" "When you gone give me some grandbabies?" "Where's that girl you brought to thanksgiving last year?" She also encourages those who are feeling particularly fragile and angry in this season to invite some trusted family members to run interference. Remember being mindful of how you are feeling and asking for help is a sign of maturity. Ask for help when needed.   P.S. This episode was last-minute. No edits. Beware of some coughing. 😬
11/18/202244 minutes, 29 seconds
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Talking Back To Purity Culture

In this episode, Yana Jenay is joined by Rachel Joy Welcher and Bethany Lauren for a conversation on Purity Culture and how to deconstruct it thoughtfully. Rachel Joy Welcher (@racheljwelcher) is a poet and author who currently works as an editor at Fathom Magazine and Lexham Press. Rachel also received her Master of Letters in Theology from the University of St. Andrews, where her research led her to write the book: Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality. Bethany Lauren (@simply_bible) is a writer and speaker. She loves teaching people how to read and study the Bible through her Instagram account. She also makes "good trouble" on the gram by speaking by helping others think well about theological ideas that may be worthy of biblical deconstruction, purity culture being one of them. In this episode, these women not only get nerdy about purity culture, but they also get real as they discuss the different ways their lives have been both positively and negatively impacted by purity culture. They also end their time rejoicing in the gospel that frees us from shame and considering how we can do better at passing down an ethic of purity that is more in step with the gospel and God's vision for sex. Take a listen and consider joining us the Talk Back following this episode on October 13, 2022, at 8 pm by becoming a Patreon subscriber at $10 or more monthly. 
10/6/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds