In 2005, Skip McDonald's book, And She Lived Happily Ever After, offered women a refreshing perspective on singleness. Unlike many books on the topic from that time, it didn't provide tips for finding a husband or offer advice on whether or not to kiss dating goodbye—instead, it empowered single women to live vibrant lives of grace and fulfillment right then and there. Then in 2020, Skip's Anxiety LifeGuide Bible Study released at the beginning of a turbulent global pandemic, and to this day, it continues to minister to readers in their mental wellness journeys. In this third and final bonus episode celebrating IVP's 75th anniversary, Skip opens up about her formative upbringing during the civil rights movement, her passions for writing and mental health, and the road that led her to pen these two important titles at timely points in the life of the Church.
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Helen Lee, Producer and Creator
Helen Lee is the associate director of strategic partnerships and initiatives; she has a B.A. from Williams College in bioethics, and M.A. from Wheaton College Graduate School in interdisciplinary studies; and an MBA from Babson College in entrepreneurship. She enjoys reading novels by authors of color, finding spots of natural beauty wherever she can, and listening to podcasts such as Serial, The Rewatchables, Filmspotting, and The Disrupters. You can find Helen on Twitter and Instagram @HelenLeeBooks.
Paloma Lee, Co-Host
Paloma Lee is an assistant producer and project specialist at IVP. She has an M.A. in Media and Communication from Dallas Theological Seminary and a B.A. in English.