Unsuitable with MaryB. Safrit
The podcast where I interview single Christians about their lives and faith.
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Have you ever felt unsuitable? It’s that feeling you get when you walk into a room and wonder, Wait… do I fit here? I’ve been derping around the church my whole life, and since “coming of age,” I’ve felt it more and more as I’ve remained single. I’m not sad about being single, though I experience loneliness like any other human. I love being able to pursue my creative work wherever it might take me.
Still, the nagging doubts follow me. They were particularly strong when I first started pursuing work as a professional singer, then when I transitioned into writing. I wondered if there was something wrong with me for getting more jazzed about my work than about marriage.
Upon moving to the city, I started having conversations with people like me. I started hearing my own stories and struggles in theirs. We were different in many ways, but the common thread was our deep calling to creative work, and questions about how to navigate that life without a built-in teammate.
And so I turned those conversations into a podcast. Thinking about how life-giving it was to hear the stories of people whose lives were empty and full in similar ways to mine, I wanted to share that with others. Tired of conversations about singleness and Christian creative work dominated by married Christians, I wanted to create something for us and by us.
To rewrite the inaccurate stories we tell ourselves--the ones that say we’re unsuitable for this work--is to first hear that someone else has already done it. That it can be done. And then the story becomes, I can do it, too.
Welcome, fellow single Christian creative. This was made for you. Pull up a chair and join the conversation.