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Q&A: How Do I Talk With Non-Christian Friends When They Bring Up Their Personal Sex Lives?

How do I talk with my non-Christian friends when they bring up their personal sex lives? Or ask for advice about sex with someone they aren't married to? I usually "go along to get along" because I don't know what to say. I don't want to keep answering that way. In this video, Juli shares how to allow these awkward conversations to build a bridge to the gospel instead o...

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3 Ways That Loving Your Body Builds Intimacy in Marriage

As I stood in front of the mirror, I counted the number of scars displayed across my stomach, splattered across my belly like a toddler with a crayon. How could I ever feel beautiful again, let alone sexy? My thoughts were interrupted as my husband came up behind me and put his arms around my body. He whispered in my ear, “You, my Joy, are so beautiful.” (Presione aquí par...

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Q&A: Hope and Encouragement for the One Who Is Still in the Battle

Today we have a special guest — Authentic Intimacy's director of discipleship, Dr. Joy Skarka — sharing three points of encouragement for someone who is feeling defeated by sexual struggles. “From what I have seen, it takes a supernatural work to be free from pornography and masturbation. How do you encourage and give hope to others if that work has not happened in them...

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"God Doesn't Care" and 3 Other Lies You Might Believe About Sex

I’ll never be able to kick porn for good! I hate sex. I’ll never be able to enjoy it with my husband. I’m damaged beyond repair. I can’t have a great sex life if I don’t have a beautiful body. Have thoughts like these ever crossed your mind? If so, where do you think they come from? Sex is a spiritual battleground. We can see obvious ways that the ...

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Q&A: Why Do People Assume a Woman’s Sexual Desire Is Lower Than a Man’s?

Can you address the difference in stereotypes of men and women’s sexual desire and how to combat the notion that women should not have sexual desires? Sexual desire is God-given and meant to be enjoyed in marriage by both men and women. Men and women may experience sexual desire differently, but that doesn’t mean a woman doesn’t have desire. In today’s video Juli dif...

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6 Thoughts To Help You Discern Truth and Give Grace

Over the past several months, many of you have messaged our team here at Authentic Intimacy asking for my opinion on a recent book or controversy within the Christian community. Most recently, people want my opinion on the new film adaptation of Redeeming Love. You may have noticed that I’m not quick to write reviews of Christian books or media. Yes, I have opinions, but often they are no...

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Q&A: Are Singles Missing Out on a Full Understanding of God’s Covenantal Love?

Do those with same-sex desires, or those who are single, have a disadvantage in understanding God’s covenant love? How can we view sex as a helpful experience to point to God’s love when not everyone gets to understand it? We often hear that marriage is a picture of God’s covenantal love. But what about singles? How can God’s design for sexuality point to the covenant...

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Your Questions About Sex Point to Bigger Questions About God

One of the most awkward things about my job is describing it to someone. I really don’t like answering the question, “What do you do for work?” I’m never quite sure how to explain to a stranger that I run a Christian ministry focused on sexuality. About five years ago, a young woman helped give me the perfect descriptive words. She said, “Thank you for helping me m...

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Q&A: My Friend Is Struggling Sexually. How Can I Be a Good Friend?

How can I be a good friend to someone struggling sexually if I can't specifically relate, but also don't want to be patronizing? The Bible is very clear — we were made to live in community, honestly sharing our various struggles and temptations. Today's question comes from a listener who desires to walk alongside a friend who is struggling. Listen as Juli shares practical w...

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Is There Really Such a Thing as "Comfort Sex"?

My guest today is Francie Winslow. Francie hosts the weekly Heaven in Your Home podcast where she offers fresh, biblical ways of thinking about married sex and what it reveals to us about God. We just endured a brutally exhausting Christmas break. We had high hopes for a fun, relaxing family vacation. However with 6 kids, a host of viruses that flew through our home and several chronic ...

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