Few ideas have changed more rapidly than the way our culture perceives gender. The idea that you can choose your gender (some cite more than 50 options) can feel downright crazy-making for the average Christian parent—but being dismissive of Gen Z’s refusal to be put in a male or female box isn’t going to help YOUR child navigate all those choices. How do you respond when your child is struggling with gender identity? In this episode, Juli is joined by friends from Axis.org to help you understand how Gen Z perceives gender, and how to walk alongside a young person you love who is struggling.
Past trauma, childbirth, a physical fall—just a few of the MANY reasons you might experience painful sex or sexual dysfunction. Sadly, the story for most women is that when they finally get the courage to bring this up with their GYN, they’re told, “Everything looks normal. Just try to relax.” When left untreated, sexual dysfunction brings shame, frustration and sadness and can drive a wedge between husbands and wives. Could a pelvic physical therapist help? Listen in to find out!
Online Christian sex therapy—yes, you read that right. Did you know that there are therapists trained specifically to address issues like low libido, mismatched sex drives, intimacy after trauma, and painful sex? And that these challenges can be addressed from the comfort of your home, no physical contact required? Join Juli and her guest, certified Christian sex therapist Josh Spurlock, for encouragement and practical insight into how a sex therapist might help you.
Was Jesus a bit aloof with Martha and Mary because He didn’t want them to think there was, you know, “chemistry”? Did He give Mary Magdalene side hugs? We don’t actually know the answers to these questions, of course, but if we look at the way Jesus had intimate interactions with both men and women in the Gospels, we think not. In our churches, however, we’ve become so uncomfortable with our bodies, with sexuality, and with male/female relationships, it’s almost like we don’t know how to be friends with the opposite sex at all—especially if you’re married! In this episode, Juli talks with author Bronwyn Lea about getting over our fear and awkwardness and teaching men and women how to build intimate, non-romantic, and life-giving relationships.
Being a stepmom is one of the hardest roles a woman can take on. Because, let's be honest: you fell in love with your husband, you didn't really fall in love with his kids--at least not right away. In this candid and lively conversation with two stepmothers, we dig deep into the heart of boundaries, relationships, and love with someone else's children in your life.