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Q&A: How Do I Talk to My Kids About Masturbation?

This question is from a parent, and it’s a very common one: "What information would you have for parents who are looking to address masturbation? Our 13-year-old daughter has recently admitted to touching herself and I want to be sensitive to the matter—not shame her, but to have a conversation about it. What do you recommend?"

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Longing for Hope When Leaders Fail

Sometimes what is happening in the world overwhelms my “to do” list. Today feels like one of those days. This blog post isn’t about intimacy, relationships, or sexuality. It’s about the brokenness we all see all around us. As children and teenagers, our spiritual and political leaders loom larger than life. We generally believe that their experience and education hav...

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Q&A: How Do I Talk to a Teen About Sexual Integrity?

This question came from a reader, and is an important one for parents: "I love your message of sexual integrity and sexual discipleship. But it’s still new to me, and I’m processing it. I was never taught this message of sexuality and suffered through a bad marriage, committed adultery, and eventually got a divorce. I’ve remarried and we have a son who is 15. How do I ...

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Q&A: Hasn't God Promised Me a Fulfilling Marriage?

This question comes from a reader: "I know the Word says that God is good, and I know I should have patience in waiting, but what can help me battle the sadness, the deep loneliness, that comes from years of unfulfilled goodness that’s supposed to be mine in my marriage?"

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Remembering Your Way Out of Discouragement

Have you ever faced a difficult season only to have friends tell you to trust in God? While you know their advice is right, it doesn’t seem very practical. What does it actually look like to trust in God through trials and discouragement? David faced almost every trial imaginable throughout his lifetime. He lost children to illness and violence, was rejected by a spouse, was homeless,...

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Q&A: My Husband Is No Longer Interested in Sex. What Do I Do?

This question comes from a wife: "My husband of 35 years does not want to have sex with me. For the last four years he’s totally stopped pursuing me and he doesn’t want to talk about it. So what should I do?"

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Who Takes Out the Trash?

Household chores represent probably the most pressing “minor issue” in marriage for a lot of couples because it’s a conflict that never goes away. Every day, someone has to do the dishes, take out the trash, do laundry, cook dinner, and clean the sink. There’s no vacation from housework. Dust doesn’t stop collecting because you need a break. This means that if you ...

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Q&A: We Have a Great Sex Life, But My Husband Is Never Satisfied. What Do I Do?

This week's question comes from a wife: " No matter how often we have sex, my husband is just never satisfied. Our sex life is good, it’s passionate, and in the moment we’re both satisfied. But he immediately wants more. As soon as I tell him I’m too tired or have too much work to do, it results in a fight. I love that we enjoy sex so much but I fear it’...

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What Submission Isn't

*The two-part blog series we’re kicking off this week is a sneak peak into what Dr. Juli Slattery has been working on ... a complete rewrite of her book Finding the Hero in Your Husband. Stay tuned for updates on when it will be released in 2021!* In my job speaking on topics of sexuality, I’ve had to address a lot of uncomfortable and controversial issues. But there’s...

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