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Q&A: Help! What Can I Do About Unwanted Sexual Desire That Still Persists?

"I've prayed and prayed for God to take away unwanted sexual desires, and they still persist. I'm starting to feel like giving up. Do you have any advice or encouragement?" Juli answers today's question by sharing 3 suggestions for those who continue to struggle with unwanted sexual desires. And her most important encouragement? Don't give up! We can encounter the p...

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3 Reasons I Can Run To God With My Sexual Brokenness

My guest on the blog this week is Julia Mitchell. Julia is an intern with Authentic Intimacy. She loves Jesus, living and teaching English in Southeast Asia, and rescuing stray cats. This question is where it all begins for me: Can I really trust God with everything, including my sexuality? I still picture myself in my room that night, tossing and turning, overwhelmed by the anguish ...

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Q&A: Is It Appropriate to Share About Past Affairs With My Adult Kids?

In this week's video, Juli shares three considerations when prayerfully deciding whether to share about past affairs with adult children. "I had affairs early in our marriage which my husband knows about from my confession and repentance years ago. We've needed to revisit and work through this which has been wonderful; however, our kids who are adult and are married know nothin...

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2 Reasons You’re Hesitant to Talk to Your Kids About Sex (But Shouldn’t Be)

My guest on the blog is Amy Davison, co-author of Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality.* (Check out our online book study!) She's going to clear up two obstacles that keep parents from teaching their kids a biblical worldview of sexuality. Discipleship is not a word you hear that often outside of the occasional sermon series on the Apostles. In fact, I’m willing to bet an...

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Q&A: As a Christian Single, Do I Have to “Embrace” My Sexuality or Can I Just Let It Be?

Our world is inundated with sexual messages, and as a single, it can be particularly difficult to know how to respond in a way that honors God and allows us to live contentedly in our current season. Today Juli answers a question from a listener who is wondering how to navigate sexuality as a single. As a single woman, do I really need to wrestle with and embrace my sexuality, or can I just ...

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Church Is Good For You; It's Time To Go Back

I meet more and more Christians who have simply given up on church. Maybe you are one of them. You’ve been disappointed by a leader, disillusioned by division, or just can’t find a place you belong. Through COVID-19 quarantines, perhaps you settled into a new routine of watching your favorite pastor on YouTube and listening to Hillsong on a Sunday hike. That’s worship, right? ...

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How Can I Love and Forgive My Spouse Who is Fighting Continual Sin?

How can a wife love and forgive her husband while he is fighting continual sin? In our case, it's emotional adultery. How do I respond in love while I am hurting? There's sin on both sides - in him and in my heart, too. This feels like a taboo topic considering that my husband has not physically acted on these desires or thoughts, but I believe that sexual purity is not just physical bu...

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3 Reasons To Invite Women Into Conversations About Sexual Brokenness

by Joy Skarka I opened my door and there she stood. She was nervous. I invited her inside my home, offered her a cup of coffee, and we sat down on my couch. I could see the hesitancy on her face as she fidgeted with her phone. I asked her to tell me a bit about her story. My new friend was referred to me by another woman who had sat on my couch just last week and cried as she said I was ...

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3 Things I Want You To Know as I Launch a Countercultural Book

A book release. Normally this would be an exciting event. It’s kind of like giving birth to a child that you have nurtured in your womb for nine months. As this one approaches, my excitement is honestly mixed with trepidation. Over twenty years ago, I wrote my first book, Finding the Hero in Your Husband. I was a young wife and therapist, yet God was giving me wisdom to understand some...

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Q&A: How Do I Get Past Sexual Partners Out of My Head?

Do you worry about how your sexual past will impact your future relationships? It seems to be on a lot of people's minds lately: How can I get married without fear that my past sexual sin will impact my sexual relationship with my husband? And, from another listener: If you've had multiple partners before marriage, how do you get rid of those men in your head? Juli's guest,...

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