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Finding Jesus on Christmas

Snow is on the tree branches and all is still. It is a quieter Christmas than any I can remember. Although I miss the family gatherings and festivities of the season, I’m also grateful for a Christmas tranquil enough for reflection on why we actually celebrate this season. Over the past weeks, our little family has gathered in the basement a few evenings to relax with Christmas movies...

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Q&A: I'm Single and In My Late 40s—Do I Still Have to Save Sex for Marriage?

This important question comes from a reader: "I'm single and in my late 40s—do I still have to save sex for marriage?"

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Compassion That Doesn’t Compromise 

I’m in my-mid forties, divorced, and lonely. I love God and want to follow His plan for sex and marriage, but I just can’t find a man who is willing to share that journey with me. I’m not the naive young woman “saving sex for marriage” like I was in my twenties. I’m an adult with longings and needs. I don’t think God would judge me for having sex with t...

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Q&A: How Can I Learn to Initiate Sex With My Husband?

This week's question comes from a woman with a question about sex in marriage, who asks: "Juli, what you've been teaching me is so helpful, it's been like a breath of fresh air into my marriage, but can you give me some practical ideas for how I can initiate sex with my husband?"

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How to Suffer Well Through Sickness 

*TW; mention of assault and trauma. This past spring, I spent 30 nights alone in the hospital without my loving husband by my side. One night, as I laid in my hospital bed, I thought back on the decision I made to marry him. Little did I know how my decision three years ago would impact me today as I walked through this season of physical suffering. Years ago, as I was trying to figu...

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Q&A: Where Do I Begin Healing?

This question comes from a reader: "I’m in a place where God is restoring parts of my life that had been broken, so I can see His true design for these areas—including what’s happened to me in sexual abuse. What is the first step I can take with the Lord to help me understand what I believe and why I believe it for myself?"

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Are You Entitled to (Good) Sex In Marriage?

A man approached me after hearing me speak on the topic of sexual intimacy and thanked me for talking openly about such a vulnerable subject. Then he began sharing his story with me. He had just divorced his wife of 29 years because of a lack of fulfilling sex in their marriage. I wish I had heard you speak when we first got married. At this point, it’s just too late for us. Neither o...

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Q&A: Can Masturbation Ever Be A Good Thing?

This important question comes from a reader: " In your professional opinion, can masturbation ever be good? Can it be something that lets off steam in terms of sexual tension or something that helps you learn your body?"

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“Is Masturbation a Sin?” You May Be Asking the Wrong Question

(Presione aquí para leer en español.) Whenever I speak to a group of people about sexuality, I try to include time for an anonymous Q&A session. No matter who is listening, young or old, male or female, married or single, I am sure to be asked about masturbation: Is it wrong? What does the Bible say about it? Many Christians have spoken and written on the topic, some of them w...

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Q&A: Juli, What Is the Most Important Thing You've Learned Since Founding Authentic Intimacy?

This question comes from a reader: "Juli, what is the most important thing you've learned since founding Authentic Intimacy?"

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