atypical:: Lindsey Nobles [ep. 1]

February 4, 2016

February 4, 2016

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We’lindsey noblesre kicking off with a series entitled unmentionables– a few interviews with folks discussing issues & topics not often heard within the walls of the church.

Join us for the first podcast as I, Matt Mooney, interview Lindsey Nobles on the topic of being single in the church.  If I sound a bit lethargic, have mercy…I was sick (better now).  If I sound like I don’t know what I am doing- fair enough.  If you like it, please help spread the word.  If you don’t, please remain silent.

 

 

 

Here’s some additional information & links on items discussed:

You can find future episodes and show notes at theatypicallife.com

7 Comments

  1. Heather on February 19, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Lindsey’s blog sent me over here. I’m glad I listened and I definitely agree! Thanks Lindsey for saying on behalf of us singles, that “Yes, we want to be part of the church” and thanks Matt for hearing that that may need to look a little different than the way churches currently function. Much appreciated!

    • Matt Mooney on February 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      thanks Heather. I am glad you made your way over! I am so much more aware of our propensity to leave out singles in word or deed.

  2. Cari on February 23, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for hosting Lindsay! I applaud Matt for being open and aware of single people and being willing to learn. I also appreciate Lindsay speaking out about some of the things we single people wish we could say…

    I love the church too. In fact, our leadership, mostly spearheaded by our pastor, has taken a huge step in changing the way our church body views single people. Times are changing!!

    • Matt Mooney on February 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Cari,

      thanks so much for the encouragement. isn’t Lindsey great? I thought it so brave of her to bring up our flaws and love us to a better. So glad to hear of your church.

  3. Beth on April 5, 2016 at 2:59 am

    16:00 is the money part here. Creating an environment that integrates all realities of the human experience. Yes. I think singles need to feel valued and not devalued in the church. My greatest woundings as a single have come from the church. It is way more comfortable to be single outside the church than in. 36 and single- yes, that has been my experience. It would be as simple as not creating labels, being sensitive to everyone vital and as a part, broadening the message to be more widely applicable to non-marrieds, and learning the blessings and benefit of integration.

  4. Beth on April 5, 2016 at 3:03 am

    And, one last thought, as my single friend remarked to me over the holidays, “If the church can’t figure out how to make their own singles feel welcome, how will homosexual and Muslim people ever feel welcomed in themselves?” That could be a broad generalization but also good food for thought on not marginalizing those who are not the typical status quo.

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We’lindsey noblesre kicking off with a series entitled unmentionables– a few interviews with folks discussing issues & topics not often heard within the walls of the church.

Join us for the first podcast as I, Matt Mooney, interview Lindsey Nobles on the topic of being single in the church.  If I sound a bit lethargic, have mercy…I was sick (better now).  If I sound like I don’t know what I am doing- fair enough.  If you like it, please help spread the word.  If you don’t, please remain silent.

 

 

 

Here’s some additional information & links on items discussed:

You can find future episodes and show notes at theatypicallife.com

subscribe:

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Unknown

7 Comments

  1. Heather on February 19, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Lindsey’s blog sent me over here. I’m glad I listened and I definitely agree! Thanks Lindsey for saying on behalf of us singles, that “Yes, we want to be part of the church” and thanks Matt for hearing that that may need to look a little different than the way churches currently function. Much appreciated!

    • Matt Mooney on February 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      thanks Heather. I am glad you made your way over! I am so much more aware of our propensity to leave out singles in word or deed.

  2. Cari on February 23, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for hosting Lindsay! I applaud Matt for being open and aware of single people and being willing to learn. I also appreciate Lindsay speaking out about some of the things we single people wish we could say…

    I love the church too. In fact, our leadership, mostly spearheaded by our pastor, has taken a huge step in changing the way our church body views single people. Times are changing!!

    • Matt Mooney on February 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Cari,

      thanks so much for the encouragement. isn’t Lindsey great? I thought it so brave of her to bring up our flaws and love us to a better. So glad to hear of your church.

  3. Beth on April 5, 2016 at 2:59 am

    16:00 is the money part here. Creating an environment that integrates all realities of the human experience. Yes. I think singles need to feel valued and not devalued in the church. My greatest woundings as a single have come from the church. It is way more comfortable to be single outside the church than in. 36 and single- yes, that has been my experience. It would be as simple as not creating labels, being sensitive to everyone vital and as a part, broadening the message to be more widely applicable to non-marrieds, and learning the blessings and benefit of integration.

  4. Beth on April 5, 2016 at 3:03 am

    And, one last thought, as my single friend remarked to me over the holidays, “If the church can’t figure out how to make their own singles feel welcome, how will homosexual and Muslim people ever feel welcomed in themselves?” That could be a broad generalization but also good food for thought on not marginalizing those who are not the typical status quo.

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