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Did He Pass the Test?

This morning, I met with a group of friends to encourage each other in our marriages. As we talked, one of the women described her discouragement when her husband failed to text her during the day about something that was important to her. “He knew my sister was going into surgery. I just told him a few days ago that I was really worried about it. It hurts me that he didn’t think...

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Q&A: Was It My Fault?

Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question: "How do I heal from an experience that wasn't quite rape. Initially I said no, but then I gave in and did it anyway (and I enjoyed parts of it). I feel awful. Do I ask for forgiveness knowing parts of this was unwanted, but also feeling that I was 'asking for it'?"


Don't Waste the Pain

Practically every conversation I’ve had in the last week has contained a phrase like, “These are strange times.” Strange times, indeed. Never in our lives have we walked through so much uncertainty. Our health, careers, and security all seem to be dangling on a precarious cliff. Regardless of how much news you consume, the future remains uncertain and unpredictable. As a...

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Q&A: Is Taking Care of My Body Part of My Role in Marriage?

Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question "Is physically caring for ourselves part of our role in marriage and intimacy?"


COVID-19 and Porn: A Quick Fix But No Solution

I’m thrilled to introduce the Authentic Intimacy community to our new Director of Discipleship, Joy Skarka. Joy brings not only education and experience, but also her own story of transformation from sexual bondage to freedom in Christ. —Juli (Presione aquí para leer en español). Since COVID-19 the pornography industry has seen a massive increase in website traf...

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COVID-19 Marriage Survival Guide

Life in 2020 is filled with concerns about health, jobs, and the economy. Yet your most worrisome problem right now might not be your 401k, but your marriage. God created marriage to be the ultimate experience of human unity, two people becoming one. But surely there is a limit to how close two human beings should exist, right? With quarantines and “shelter-in-place” orders, you ...

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Spice Up Your Sex Life

Are you feeling stuck in your home and in your sex life? Think back to the last time you left your house: It could possibly have been four or five weeks! And most likely it has been even longer since you and your spouse went out for a date night. When my husband and I were newlyweds, we committed to weekly date nights. Every Thursday night we spent time together—sometimes we dressed u...

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Q&A: Is It OK to Call a Transgender Friend by Their Preferred Pronouns?

This question is one that's becoming more and more common: "I have transgender friends that are unsaved. So, is it okay to call them by their preferred pronouns and names?"

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Taming the Tongue on Groundhog Day

I’ve heard a lot of people comment that life right now feels like the movie “Groundhog Day”—the same thing over and over again with no end in sight. While there are blessings in having our lives slow down, there are also tensions and frustrations that overflow out of our hearts through our mouths and onto the people we really want to show love. Your spouse, your children...

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Q&A: My Husband Wants Me to Watch Videos to Learn More About Sex. Should I?

This question comes from a wife: "My husband has had sexual partners before me, but he has been my only sexual partner. He has suggested I watch videos to learn more about sex. I don't want to do that, but what should I do?"

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