Articles by Stephanie Smith

Stephanie S. Smith is a twentysomething writer, editor, blogger and independent book publicist addicted to print and pixels. After graduating from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Communications and Women’s Ministry, she now runs her business, (In)dialogue Communications, from her home in Upstate New York where she lives with her husband. She blogs at, about embodied faith, creative life, and millennial culture, and you can follow her on Twitter @stephindialogue.


The Drive to Provide

It’s no secret that money is one of the top areas of conflict in marriage, but our modern culture often fails to recognize one of the underlying roots of this tension: the husband’s role as a financial provider.  Women today have more vocational options than ever: staying at home as a full-time mom, pursuing a…


Intimacy: Intended for One

One summer while my husband and I were still dating, he worked as a lifeguard at an amusement park which had a reputation for hiring students on summer break who were looking to party. High school and college students roomed together in co-ed staff apartments, creating the perfect set-up for working in the sun all…


4 Budget Wedding Tips

Summertime means prime wedding season, and if you are preparing to head down the aisle as a June bride, congratulations! It’s one of the most exciting times of life, and it deserves to be celebrated. I am amazed when I read the Old Testament to see that tucked between other stipulations such as dietary and…


Making the Switch

I am a recovering compulsive people-pleaser. I found out very early on in my engagement that making everyone happy is not only exhausting, it’s impossible. The engagement period is rife with the tension that comes from a messy, awkward transfer of family loyalty. Because before you are married, your parents and siblings are your core…

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