Dr. Joy Skarka is passionate about creating spaces to free women from sexual shame. Joy is the Director of Discipleship for Authentic Intimacy, where she leads online small groups for women with unwanted sexual behavior. She coaches and teaches Christian leaders how to help women find freedom from sexual shame and pornography. Joy has a published chapter in Sanctified Sexuality: Valuing Sex in an Oversexed World. She has also written numerous online articles, appeared on many podcasts, led workshops, and currently leads online recovery groups. Joy attended college at the University of South Florida and graduated in 2014 with a BA in relational communications. In 2017, Joy graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) with a MA in Christian Education. In 2021, she graduated with her Doctorate degree in Educational Ministry from DTS, focusing on helping women find freedom from sexual shame. In 2020, Joy joined Authentic Intimacy to serve as the director of discipleship. Joy married her husband Zack in 2017, and they live in Florida.