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A Hopeless New Year?

Turning my calendar to January 1 is usually refreshing for me. It represents a new year with a clean slate and excitement ahead. So why does ushering in 2020 feel so heavy and discouraging? There are many indications that our culture is quickly moving in a dangerous direction. The publishing industry recently announced that Fifty Shades of Grey is the top selling book of the decade. In fact, th...

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How Can I Bond with My Boyfriend Without Having Sex?

Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question, " How do I have healthy intimacy in a dating relationship? How do we bond without having sex?"

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Learning to Be a Promise-Breaker

Has anyone ever told you that it may be healthy to break your promises? No, I’m not talking about going back on your word or taking your wedding vows lightly. I’m referring to a different category of vows … the kind of promises that people rarely acknowledge. Our most powerful promises are usually ones that we never speak and may not even be conscious that we’ve mad...

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Can I Marry a Guy Who Slept Around?

Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question, "What would you tell a woman who struggles with hurt, jealousy and insecurity due to her husband's sexual history prior to their marriage? Any time I hear this talked about the response is always: everyone is a sinner, you must forgive, God can heal anything, etc. But that doesn't address the residual consequences of that sin and the pain fel...

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Helping Your Husband Grow UP

We’ve written before about the growing trend of husbands who would rather play their Xbox or Nintendo Switch—or spend hours glued to ESPN, oblivious of your screaming child and leaking roof—than step into adult responsibilities. Whatever the scenario, the burden of “emotional labor” often falls heavily on the wife. If, as a wife, you find yourself here, how sho...

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Is Homemade Porn Okay in Marriage?

Guest Jonathon Daugherty answers the question, "Is homemade porn okay within marriage?" Learn more about Be Broken Ministries.

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We Never Orgasm at the Same Time. Does That Matter?

"My husband and I never orgasm at the same time. I want to know why, and I want to know if that's a problem."

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Stop Trying So Hard!

Several years ago, I met with a spiritual mentor with whom I shared an ongoing battle with a particular sin. We had been meeting every month for over a year, yet I was still tempted by the same sin. I didn’t feel like I was making any spiritual progress! I asked her, “When will I stop battling this sin?” She wisely responded, “When you stop battling, you will have lost.&...

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What's the Difference Between Sex and Sexuality?

Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question, " Juli, would you please give us your definition of sexuality? Just this morning I started going through a Rethinking Sexuality study with a group of women who are active disciple-makers in various spheres of influence. We range in age from 35 to 60, and all of us are struggling to articulate the difference between "sex" and "sexu...

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