What is Authentic Intimacy®?
Authentic Intimacy is a unique teaching ministry devoted to teaching on God's design for intimacy and sexuality. Our vision is represented by two words that are rarely put together:
Practically everyone, young and old, single and married, has experienced pain, shame, and confusion related to sexuality. We want men and women to understand God's purpose and redemption related to their sexuality. As a ministry, we disciple by consistently applying God's Truth to all questions, pain, and joys related to sexuality and intimacy.
We believe that God intentionally created us as sexual beings, that every sexual choice is a spiritual choice, that sexuality is a powerful metaphor, and that Satan intentionally works to destroy the holy expression of sexuality.
FOUNDED IN 2012
Authentic Intimacy was founded in 2012 by Dr. Juli Slattery and Linda Dillow. The ministry is the result of an intense period of spiritual seeking and growth. As we draw near to the Lord, He often shares a unique piece of His work with us. The Lord burdened Juli and Linda’s hearts with the pain, confusion, and brokenness women experience in their sexuality.
A STEP OF FAITH
Authentic Intimacy was founded by a step of faith, not knowing how the Lord would direct and provide. Since 2012, the vision of the ministry has been refined to “Reclaiming God’s design for intimacy and sexuality.” Authentic Intimacy has developed a podcast, an interactive web community, books, Bible studies, and regional conferences to disciple women in the area of sexuality.
In the coming years, the ministry of Authentic Intimacy will expand to marriage outreach and training church leaders in the model of sexual discipleship. As questions related to sexuality become increasingly common and damaging, we need to declare God’s truth, redemption and healing.
Java with Juli is our weekly podcast where Juli sits in the coffee shop with new friends each week. We talk about sexuality, relationships, and intimacy with God.
Our books, Bible studies, webinars, and blogs are updated weekly with new content addressing sexuality in marriage, singleness, and culture.
We work to bring Authentic Intimacy conferences all across the U.S. We spend a full day of teaching to help women understand why God cares about their sexuality.
The online community is a place for women to connect with our ministry, our content, and each other. We work to be a place that walks along side women, discipling them in God's Truth.
At Authentic Intimacy, we boldly proclaim God’s Word into areas of life that the church has often ignored. Why? Because we believe that God’s truth must be proclaimed in every dark place. We are praying and working for revival. We're also praying for the Lord to bring like-minded people around us, to partner with us as we minister His word and truth about sexuality to people across the country.
Is this something the Lord has put on your heart as well? Has God used the ministry of Authentic Intimacy to bring healing and revival in your life? If so, will you stand with us and donate?
Learn more about Authentic Intimacy's views on sexuality and read our statement of faith.