Online Book Studies

New Summer Groups are Open!

At Authentic Intimacy, we understand it may be difficult to find community around sensitive topics like sexuality. Because of this, we are excited to be able to offer various online weekly book studies for men and women throughout the year.

We invite you to join together with others in our community to dive into a deeper understanding of who God is and why He cares about your sexuality. Feel free to invite your friends! Below is a list of the studies that we are offering.

 

(If you live outside of the U.S., please email us to coordinate the best way for you to purchase your book.)

Each study includes:

  • Live weekly Zoom meetings with an AI trained leader
  • Book or PDF included (additional fee for shipping)
  • One free Java Pack 
  • Curriculum (videos where applicable)
  • One Q&A with Juli Slattery or the author of the book
  • Access to a Private Online Group
  • 11 people (max, 3 min.*) *If a group does not fill to the min., you may join a future group.

Price: $39 (non-members), AI members receive 25% discount (be sure to use your member code at check-out)

This is a bundled price that includes the book or PDF. If you already have a book, we encourage you to give your new copy to a friend.

"Passion Pursuit" for Married Women

A Bible study about sex? It's about time! This 11-week study discusses topics like: what's okay and not okay in the bedroom, temptation, forgiveness, and how and why to pursue passion. You will be amazed at how much God has to say on all these subjects and more. 

Tuesdays, 7:30–9 p.m. EDT, June 7–August 16 (11 weeks) Sign up here.

"Rethinking Sexuality" for Women

Sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender confusion, brokenness, and sexual shame plague today's world, but people are seeking clarity and hope. By contesting long-held cultural paradigms, this  study equips you to see how sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God's heart and His work for us on earth.

Tuesdays, 8–9:30 p.m. EDT, June 14–August 2 (8 weeks) Group is full.

"Rethinking Sexuality" for Men

Sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender confusion, brokenness, and sexual shame plague today's world, but people are seeking clarity and hope. By contesting long-held cultural paradigms, this 7-week study equips you to see how sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God's heart and His work for us on earth.

This group is video based. You will receive a copy of the book, but reading will be optional. 

Thursdays, 7–8:30 p.m. EDT, June 2–July 21 (8 weeks) Sign up here.

 

"Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for Wives

After more than 20 years, Juli has rewritten her first book! Finding the Hero in Your Husband, Revisited is an invaluable resource for Christian wives in any season of marriage. Solidly grounded in biblical truth, the book covers topics such as work, home life, conflict, and intimacy. It offers understandable explanations of God’s design, healthy expectations that reframe experiences, and relatable applications that women of faith can practice to influence their marriage and deepen their relationship with God. 

Option 1: Thursdays, 12:30–2 p.m. EDT, April 21 - June 30 (11 weeks) Group is full.

Option 2: Wednesdays, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT, June 1–August 10 (11 weeks) Group is full.

"Sex and the Single Girl" for Women

Whereas most sexuality studies for singles focus solely on purity—simply offering a “don’t do it” or “just wait” message—Sex and the Single Girl presents a broader understanding of what it means to honor God with our sexuality. This resource will equip single women to understand their sexuality, trust the Lord for redemption and healing, and stand against the cultural trends that marginalize and compromise sexuality.

Option 1: Tuesdays, 7–8:30 p.m. EDT, June 14–August 2 (8-weeks) Sign up here.

Option 2: Sunday, 7–8:30 p.m. EDT, June 5–July 24 (8-weeks) Sign up here.

God, Sex, and Your Marriage" for Couples

Many Christian books talk about sexual issues within broader works on marriage, but few resources comprehensively and biblically guide couples specifically on sexual intimacy. God, Sex, and Your Marriage challenges the common assumptions couples have about sexuality and presents the richer biblical narrative of sex as a metaphor of God’s covenant love. Dr. Juli Slattery applies that biblical framework to the practical challenges in sexual intimacy. Godly sexuality extends far beyond sexual purity and calls us to sexual integrity. God invites every couple to view their sexual relationship, including their greatest struggles, as an avenue to learn about the nature of His covenant love. 

This 10-week study is a group for couples to go through Dr. Juli Slattery's new book. You will receive a PDF of the book and then a physical copy once the book comes out this summer.


For couples: (1 sign up per couple)

Option 1: Monday, 7:30–9 p.m. EDT, June 6–August 15 (Off July 4) (10-weeks) Group is full.

Option 2: Wednesday, 7:30–9 p.m. EDT, June 8–August 10 (10-weeks) Group is full.

Option 3: Thursday, 7:30–9 p.m. EDT, June 9–August 11 (10-weeks) Group is full.

"Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality" for Moms, Grandmas, Aunts, & Spiritual Moms

Starting at a young age, kids are being fed damaging misinformation about sexuality, gender identity, and human biology. This 11-week group will help you understand God’s design for gender, sex, marriage, and family as a beautiful portrait that reveals the nature of God Himself; in order to teach your children God’s truth about these integral concepts in the face of the candy-coated lies that saturate today’s world.

Option 1: Monday, 8–9:30 p.m. EDT, June 20–August 29 (11-weeks) Sign up here.

Option 2: Wednesday, 2–3:30 p.m. EDT, June 1–August 10 (11-weeks) Sign up here.

"Freedom from Porn" for Women

Struggling with pornography? You're not alone. As the number of women addicted to pornography rises, women need help finding freedom from sexual shame and brokenness. Join other women struggling with unwanted sexual behavior and learn how to begin this journey towards healing. This study is a unique opportunity to go through the manuscript of the book "Freedom from Porn for Women" that our Director of Discipleship, Joy Skarka, is currently writing. The group will be led by a trained leader who has previously gone through the group. Together, you will learn with other women what it means to begin your journey to live in freedom from pornography.

New groups coming soon. Sign up for the waitlist below.

"Surprised by the Healer" for Women

God’s word declares that there is healing for your deepest pains, hope for your biggest disappointments, and victory over your addictions, past hurts, and past failures. This 11-week Bible study walks through stories of real women and their encounter with God our healer.

New groups coming soon. Sign up for the waitlist below.

"Grace Based Recovery" for Women

Grace-Based Recovery is a small-group study designed to help people suffering from addiction and those close to them understand God’s grace and why it is the only path to true freedom. In a world that is finding itself increasingly more addicted, Grace-Based Recovery carries the timely message of the grace, self-worth and confidence found in Jesus Christ and tears down the strongholds of addiction in our lives.

New groups coming soon. Sign up for the waitlist below.

"Grace Based Recovery" for Men

Grace-Based Recovery is a small-group study designed to help people suffering from addiction and those close to them understand God’s grace and why it is the only path to true freedom. In a world that is finding itself increasingly more addicted, Grace-Based Recovery carries the timely message of the grace, self-worth and confidence found in Jesus Christ and tears down the strongholds of addiction in our lives.

If you are a man who wants to go through the Grace-Based Recovery material, check out the men's online GBR study from our friends at BeBroken.

*Members receive a 25% discount on online book studies with the member discount code.

*Online book studies are a bundled price (book or PDF + group + free Java Pack + much more!). There is not an option to register without the book or PDF. If you already have a copy,  we encourage you to share the book with a friend!

*International participants may send an email to info@authenticintimacy.com prior to registering in order to determine the best option for purchasing the book.

*Sales of digital materials, including videos, Java packs, and online book studies are final and are not refundable.

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Authentic Intimacy is committed to creating an environment where people can grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and pursue wholeness and healing. To keep this God-honoring space safe and welcoming to our community, Authentic Intimacy, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel a membership or remove someone from a group if they exhibit behavior or language deemed inappropriate.