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When Your Kids Look At Porn

As the mom of three sons, there are days I wish I could be parenting in a different era… one in which cell phones did not exist and comic books were more common than pornography. Yet we do not choose the time and place which God inserts us into history. Pornography and the many sexual consequences associated with it are a regrettable part of the fabric of our society. Unfortunately, I do...

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6 Thoughts To Help You Discern Truth and Give Grace

Over the past several months, many of you have messaged our team here at Authentic Intimacy asking for my opinion on a recent book or controversy within the Christian community. Most recently, people want my opinion on the new film adaptation of Redeeming Love. You may have noticed that I’m not quick to write reviews of Christian books or media. Yes, I have opinions, but often they are no...

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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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Honest Answers to Your Questions About Sex

For this post, I'm sharing a partial transcript of a jewel from our Java with Juli archive, episode #132, "Honest Answers to Your Questions About Sex" with my friends Linda Dillow and Hannah Nitz. We opened this "mailbag episode" by talking about why I love my job so much: because I get to help women find answers to their questions—even questions about their sex li...

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Seven Reasons Kids Turn To Porn & What You Can Do About It

This blog comes from John Fort, the director of training at Be Broken Ministries. John has many years of experience in sexual addiction recovery, both personally and professionally. He is also the author of Honest Talk: A New Perspective on Talking To Your Kids About Sex.* When my son was 14, my wife and I discovered he'd been looking at porn. Though it wasn't the first time we&...

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Q&A: A teen girl is hinting at feeling same-sex attracted. How do I invite her into conversation?

A 15-year old girl in my Bible study has started hinting at a struggle with same-sex attraction. How do I invite her into a conversation about it? In this Q&A video, learn why helping a young girl sort through same-sex attraction doesn't start with talking to her about sexuality, but with helping her understand her identity in Christ. Here are some of the resources Juli mentions: ...

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Q&A: How Do I Get Past the Shame of Sexual Sin?

"I spent a lot of years getting a doctorate degree in clinical psychology to learn how to talk you out of negative thinking and shame. Here's what I've learned..." In this video, Juli shares what she knows to be the ONLY way to get rid of your shame. Watch to find out how. If you'd like to learn more, here are a few more resources for you: God's Healing Sti...

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Q&A: How Can I Love and Forgive My Spouse Who is Fighting Continual Sin?

How can a wife love and forgive her husband while he is fighting continual sin? In our case, it's emotional adultery. How do I respond in love while I am hurting? There's sin on both sides - in him and in my heart, too. This feels like a taboo topic considering that my husband has not physically acted on these desires or thoughts, but I believe that sexual purity is not just physical bu...

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Is Sex Sabotaging Love in Your Marriage?

Sex and love. They are supposed to go together, right? To hear some people talk, you might think that sex is the most important part of marriage, and if you listened to others, you’d think it really doesn’t matter at all. How important is a healthy sex life to marriage? As I’ve learned more about God’s design for sex in marriage, I’ve been struck by a staggering...

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Q&A: When It Comes To Sex in Marriage, How Often is "Normal"?

Dr. Slattery answers this important question: "How often is "normal" for having sex within marriage? While there may be seasons where married couples fall outside the "normal" range, if there is an ongoing lack of sex, or even an overabundance of it, couples should pause and ask why." Do you want to learn more? Check out these other resources: Your Sexu...

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