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Is There Really Such a Thing as "Comfort Sex"?

My guest today is Francie Winslow. Francie hosts the weekly Heaven in Your Home podcast where she offers fresh, biblical ways of thinking about married sex and what it reveals to us about God. We just endured a brutally exhausting Christmas break. We had high hopes for a fun, relaxing family vacation. However with 6 kids, a host of viruses that flew through our home, and several chronic...

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Q&A: How Can God Be Good if I Can't Overcome My Porn Addiction?

Today's question comes from a woman who attended our webinar, "How Can God Be Good If...?" How can God be good if I’ve tried my best to stop looking at porn and it doesn’t seem that He’s helping me or taking those desires away from me? With compassionate understanding, Jonathan Daugherty shares three thoughts to help you navigate this candid question. Jo...

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3 Ways To Make Sexual Intimacy a Priority in Your Marriage

Be on the lookout for Juli's new book, "God, Sex & Your Marriage," coming June 2022! It’s often said, “Show me your calendar, and I’ll tell you what is important to you.” There are a lot of things we say are important to us but end up taking a back seat to busyness and the distractions that clamor for our attention. Intimacy in marriage is usual...

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Looking back on 2021 and forward to 2022!

In this 2-minute special message, Juli looks back on the year and shares how God is using Authentic Intimacy to reach people all around the world. We know there are even more people to reach and more resources needed to offer hope and healing as we reclaim God's design for sexuality. We hope you are encouraged as Juli also shares her vision for expanding the ministry in 2022. If you'...

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Four Christmas Gifts For My Husband

Christmas shopping for my husband is always a challenge. He's a particular guy. He takes hours to pick out a gym bag and days to choose a watch. On my own, I never get it right. He's also the kind of guy who usually buys what he needs and doesn't wait for Christmas. Although I found something to put under the tree for him, the best gifts are ones I can't wrap. They are intang...

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Q&A: How Can I Use My Power in a Healthy Way?

I enjoyed the episodes on "Finding the Hero in Your Husband!" I found myself getting prickly whenever you mentioned the word "power" during the podcast—it has such a negative connotation for me. I feel like, in the culture, "girl power" is defined as this ability to crush men and assert your authority so men don't have any. I don't know if that makes ...

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What God Wants For Christmas

by Juli Slattery True confession: the Christmas season overwhelms me. It’s not the busyness, the music, or the parties, but the gift-giving that stresses me out. Gifts are not my love language, so I never know how to answer my husband when he asks what I’d like for Christmas. What makes the season most stressful is choosing gifts for others. I rarely feel like I picked out the...

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Q&A: Help! What Can I Do About Unwanted Sexual Desire That Still Persists?

"I've prayed and prayed for God to take away unwanted sexual desires, and they still persist. I'm starting to feel like giving up. Do you have any advice or encouragement?" Juli answers today's question by sharing 3 suggestions for those who continue to struggle with unwanted sexual desires. And her most important encouragement? Don't give up! We can encounter the p...

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3 Reasons I Can Run To God With My Sexual Brokenness

My guest on the blog this week is Julia Mitchell. Julia is an intern with Authentic Intimacy. She loves Jesus, living and teaching English in Southeast Asia, and rescuing stray cats. This question is where it all begins for me: Can I really trust God with everything, including my sexuality? (Presione aquí para leer en español) I still picture myself in my room that nig...

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Q&A: Is It Appropriate to Share About Past Affairs With My Adult Kids?

In this week's video, Juli shares three considerations when prayerfully deciding whether to share about past affairs with adult children. "I had affairs early in our marriage which my husband knows about from my confession and repentance years ago. We've needed to revisit and work through this which has been wonderful; however, our kids who are adult and are married know nothin...

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