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Q&A: Is Masturbation a Deal Breaker for My Relationship?

Can you spot what's wrong with this question? Should I break up with my boyfriend or take a break in our relationship until he overcomes masturbation and walks in consistent victory? Or is it okay to walk with him through it? Should I expect him to be free from masturbation for a few months before we get engaged? Jonathan Daugherty from Be Broken Ministries shares two concerns he s...

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What To Wear in the Bedroom?

Do you need to change what you wear in the bedroom? Like me, maybe you choose your sleepwear based on comfort and not to entice. I much prefer Life is Good to Victoria Secret in the bedroom, but we will save that conversation for another day. Even though I sometimes write and speak on spicing up sex in marriage, this blog is about a different kind of “bedroom clothes.” “The...

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Q&A: What Does Romance Have to Do With My Relationship With God?

Theologically, the connotations of romance associated with God’s desire for His people don't feel quite right. Can you help me understand how to find this in Scripture? It feels odd, at first, to think about your relationship with God in terms of the romance and intimacy between newlywed lovers, but that's exactly the illustration and language that we find in the Bible. In this...

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What's the Most Important Thing the Bible Says About Your Sex Life?

What does the Bible say about sex? If you Google this question, you will find a series of articles discussing a dozen or so Bible passages that clearly address sexual issues like adultery, fornication, same-sex activity, and married sex. While those passages are important to understand, they are not the most important thing you need to know about your sex life. We often make the mistake...

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Q&A: Is It OK to Talk to a Good Friend About My Sex Life?

Friends who love us (and love our spouses) are an important part of life. Privacy and sacred moments are likewise important to your marriage. Can the two overlap? Juli shares three things to consider before talking to a friend about your sexual intimacy. Want learn more? Check out these resources: What's OK in the bedroom? (Juli's blog) (or check out the video) Java #192: En...

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How Do I Know If I'm in an Abusive Relationship?

On the surface, they looked like a perfect Christian couple. Always together, with his arm around her waist. Her friends would admit to feeling a bit jealous. Abby never goes anywhere without Jake; he’s so attentive. I can barely get my husband to notice that I’m in the room! Even as a trained counselor, I’ve sometimes been surprised to discover that people I know are in an...

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3 Ways To Help Your Wife Feel Fully Known and Fully Loved

by Zack Skarka My guest on the blog today is my favorite human, Zack Skarka! After I shared my struggle with body image last week, I invited Zack to tell his side of the story too. If you need to share this blog with your husband, please know that I'll be praying for you! Ask God for wisdom, courage, and the right timing. (Presione aquí para leer en español) I thought I...

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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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