Authentic Intimacy's events are for churches, leaders, women's groups, communities, and ministries that want to learn God's truth about sexuality. The Authentic Intimacy team will work with you to build an event that fits your church's needs and demographics.
Whether you are married or single, 18 or 80, having great sex or no sex, your sexuality is inseparable from your spirituality. Our desire is for every Christian to understand the bigger picture of God's heart for sexuality and to create a safe place to ask difficult questions about sexual issues.
In every Christian community, men and women carry secret questions and struggles about sexuality. The virtual silence on the subject of sex reinforces the belief that God doesn’t care about critical issues like sexual abuse, pornography, sexual problems in marriage, and sexual identity. Sexual issues are also spiritual issues, challenging our faith in God's love and trustworthiness. We want to equip the Church to reclaim God's design for sexuality. An Authentic Intimacy event is a great way to start this conversation! Learn more about what we believe here.
This event comes from Dr. Juli Slattery’s book Rethinking Sexuality with a focus on equipping Christians to talk about sexuality in a way that honors God. Juli provides a framework from which to understand the big picture of sexual challenges and wholeness, shifting the paradigm from combating sexual problems to confidently proclaiming and modeling the road to sacred sexuality. Half-Day / Full-Day / Leadership Training
God designed marriage for intimacy within covenant love. Unfortunately, most couples are too burdened by conflict, past wounds, and fear to experience this depth of love. During this event, couples will learn from Dr. Juli Slattery about why God cares about sex in your marriage, ways to build a deeper intimacy, and how to work together to overcome common obstacles. Half-Day / Full-Day
This event is an in-depth introduction to the material of the Authentic Intimacy ministry, including biblical sexuality and identity in Christ Jesus. Dr. Juli Slattery will share about why God cares about sexuality, what it means to walk with sexual integrity, and how to restore intimacy with God. Full-Day
This event gives the audience hope and practical steps for pursuing God’s healing for relational and sexual brokenness from content in our book Surprised By the Healer. Special guests from the book, including Linda Dillow, are often integrated into the teaching. Full-Day
During this Ladies Night Out event, Dr. Juli Slattery addresses the topic of sexuality through the lens of the spiritual importance of sexuality, understanding cultural changes in sexual ethics, and a personal response to sexual questions and challenges. Half-Day
Interested in group training? Bring Dr. Juli in to equip your leaders. Working in college ministry? Dr. Juli would love to come to your campus to speak at chapel, partner with a campus ministry, train campus leaders, and answer questions in a live Q&A. We can work with you to build a custom event that best serves you!
"I had to drag my husband to the Authentic Intimacy event, but as soon as we walked out he wouldn't stop talking about it. If every church was bold enough to bring Juli in and teach on sexuality, marriages would be saved and Christians would be more whole. I can't recommend Authentic Intimacy enough."
- "God, Sex, & Your Marriage" conference attendee
“I am so thankful for Dr. Juli Slattery and Authentic Intimacy for the indelible impression they had on our church. Our women were touched at a deep heart level. They heard things that they never had before in a church setting and marriages were greatly impacted! I thank God for the grace and wisdom with which Juli shared and taught."
- Suzanne, pastor's wife at Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale
"When I heard your talk in Ohio about sex and it was like a breath of fresh air. I feel like I am gaining new freedom in my marriage, sex life and relationship with God thanks to you. I have been listening and reading more about God’s word. He is rocking my life. I find that I am seeking new meaning in my life and marriage. Thank you for changing me."
- "Surprised by the Healer" conference attendee
"The understanding that sexuality was created intentionally by God to point us to him was groundbreaking for me. This event finally opened my eyes to the biblical narrative of sexuality and helped me see how in different phases of my life I had greatly distorted understandings of sexuality in my life and how that had limited my spiritual growth, kept me stuck in the past, and prevented me from moving forward in my faith."
- "Rethinking Sexuality" conference attendee