Rethinking Sexuality for Women Facilitators
Get to Know Bethany
– Mondays, 7:30–9 p.m. ET
Bethany was so kind and humble. She welcomed us each week and gave us time and space to think and process, to ask questions, to get to know one another, to laugh, to cry, to share, and on and on. Additionally, I know she was extremely intentional about the group: she was prepared, she followed up, she reached out, she offered more resources, and she prayed for us. Simply powerful. I thank God for His mighty work in and through her.
Bethany was both personal and engaging our group. She is bold , yet sensitive in addressing sensitive topics. I appreciated her humbleness and her personal sharing. Bethany is a great leader in tuners to our group. She has a unique way of addressing topics encouraging everyone to participate. Love her personality!
Get to Know Amy
– Mondays, 10–11:30 a.m. ET
Hello! I am leading Rethinking Sexuality for the second time this season! A little about me: My husband and I have been married for 4 years and have 4 kids between us. I have been swept up by the pickle ball craze. I also enjoy working out and women’s bible study groups.
How has OBS impacted my life: The more you interact with material, the more comfortable you are with it/the more you know it. I am so glad I did an OBS with RS rather than just reading the book on my own because the discussions really helped the material come alive.
Why am I facilitating an OBS: Being a victim of childhood sexual abuse, I am not a stranger to intimacy issues. I love how Juli teaches what the Bible tells us about sex. I want every woman to be comfortable being who God created her to be in her intimate relations (instead of being negatively affected by worldly sin).
Amy did a great job. I loved hearing from other women during the group. That was the most helpful thing for me as they shared their insights and stories. I also loved the different perspectives in the group: ages (younger and older) and stages (married, single, divorced, etc.). Amy did a great job navigating it all. I’m thankful for her.
What others are saying about Rethinking Sexuality:
I was flipping through an old notebook this morning and was AWESTRUCK when I turned the page and right there were my notes from my very first exposure to Authentic Intimacy and Juli. 5 1/2 years ago these ideas were brand new to my brain, and now as I read over them, I recognize how sexual discipleship has been at work in my life because these ideas have become such a deep part of how I think about God and sexuality. I’m currently rereading “Rethinking Sexuality” for the 4th time, and am still finding new and deeper truth as I dig into these concepts. I so clearly recognize my need for continual, ongoing sexual discipleship, and am so grateful for the ministries of AI and SD and the transformational work Christ has done and continues to do through them!
So glad I did this study! God is using it to speak truth into me and these other ladies. The word that best describes how it is changing my thinking is “integrated”. I see how I have not included God into some areas of my life, sexual and other issues. The first week was especially helpful with that. I only have daughters and am planning on asking them if they would be open to doing the study.
My husband and I have led a home group through Rethinking Sexuality. It has blown my mind. So much clear, bold and loving wisdom shared through those 7-weeks. Some startling challenges have inspired and motivated me to dig deeper into God’s word and have conversations about my reflections. I have a growing passion to see this stronghold of the enemy reclaimed for God’s glory.
I just read your book, Rethinking Sexuality, in a book club with some of my friends. I found myself yelling out loud after nearly every page, “YES! THAT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN SAYING!” In some instances, I even felt some twinges of deja vu, where it felt like I was reading my own thoughts and beliefs. The entire time, I kept having this nagging feeling that I needed to reach out to you. So, when I finished your book, I did some more digging into you and Authentic Intimacy to find some more incredible similarities between us. I even giggled because you went to Biola, long standing rival of my alma mater, Azusa Pacific 🙂 When I discovered you were only a couple of hours away from me, I decided to quit ignoring the voice in my head and just jump off the cliff. So, here you are, reading what I can already tell is way too long of an email from a girl that you don’t know but I swear that our souls are connected in the calling to pursue the ministry of holy sexuality. This last summer, a dear friend asked me what my dream job was and I told him that all I ever wanted to do was teach students about true holy sexuality. His response has stuck with me ever since, all he said was “ok, then do it.” A few months later I would discover your book, your ministry, and you as a person! To be honest I’m not sure why I am writing this email to you. In a dream world, I would love to find a way to work with you. To join your organization and your mission to spread the message of holy sexuality to anybody who will hear it. At the very heart of it all, though, I am writing to say thank you for doing what you are doing and to step out in faith to listen to the voice in my head begging me to contact you.
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