Java with Juli is a fresh, relevant, and conversational new podcast wrestling with questions about relationships and sexuality.

It is NOT your traditional Christian podcast! No topics or questions are too challenging or risky to discuss. Nothing is taboo, but all is biblically-based and God-honoring. If you tune in, you’ll find that we openly chat about things many women wonder but don’t know where, or who, to go to for honest answers. We embrace a casual & multi-generational feel that has listeners imagining that they’re also “at the table.”

#299: Making Marriage Fun! (Even When It's Hard)

Marriage can be hard, but it doesn’t have to stop being fun! Arguments, grief, or even just the busyness of life can make you forget that, at one time, you really enjoyed being with your spouse. Join us for a conversation about how we sometimes make marriage harder than it has to be, how to connect with a spouse who struggles to talk about your marriage, and how churches can make marriage ministry, well, a little less feminine.

Guest: Ted Lowe

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#298: Bonus! Sexual Identity is Big, Identity As a Child of God is Bigger

In this episode, Juli continues her conversation with Laurence Koo. Join them as they discuss the tension created when so much of our identity gets wrapped up in our sexuality.  They'll talk about how to walk with others in this tension, how to love and engage with your child who is same-sex attracted, and how the life of a single Christian following Jesus is rich in intimacy, relationships, and service.

Guest: Laurence Koo

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#297: Finding Freedom in the Midst of Brokenness

Many gay Christians feel they must either deny their sexual feelings in order to be accepted by God or embrace the idea that God accepts them--just as they are.  For most, neither of these options bring complete freedom or satisfaction. Is there a better way? In this episode, Juli's guest Laurence Koo shares how he wrestled with God over his unwanted same-sex attraction, and how he found freedom to follow Jesus completely --fully accepted and loved, same-sex desires and all. Grab your java and join us!

Guest: Laurence Koo

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#296: An Insider's Story of Human Trafficking

Have you ever wondered why U.S. trafficking victims don’t just run? Do you feel compassion for child victims, but not so much for adult women? (Ouch.) Juli’s guest today is a trafficking survivor who now helps groups such as the FBI, Homeland Security, medical professionals and prosecutors better understand the underground world of human trafficking. Join us to learn why “running” isn’t always as simple as it seems.

Guest: Rebecca Bender

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#295: We All "Desconstruct," It's Reconstructing that Matters

Questions about sexuality, sexual abuse, and gender have sent a new wave of “deconstructing” throughout the Christian community—people turning from their faith because God hasn’t turned out to be who they thought He was. When a loved one struggles, we tend to get nervous and try to talk them out of their doubts or choices. Join us for a conversation about why it's okay—and even good—for us to wrestle with our faith and ask God hard questions.

Guests: Hannah Nitz & Tricia Lott Williford

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