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Q&A: Why Do People Assume a Woman’s Sexual Desire Is Lower Than a Man’s?

Can you address the difference in stereotypes of men and women’s sexual desire and how to combat the notion that women should not have sexual desires? Sexual desire is God-given and meant to be enjoyed in marriage by both men and women. Men and women may experience sexual desire differently, but that doesn’t mean a woman doesn’t have desire. In today’s video Juli dif...

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6 Thoughts To Help You Discern Truth and Give Grace

Over the past several months, many of you have messaged our team here at Authentic Intimacy asking for my opinion on a recent book or controversy within the Christian community. Most recently, people want my opinion on the new film adaptation of Redeeming Love. You may have noticed that I’m not quick to write reviews of Christian books or media. Yes, I have opinions, but often they are no...

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Q&A: Are Singles Missing Out on a Full Understanding of God’s Covenantal Love?

Do those with same-sex desires, or those who are single, have a disadvantage in understanding God’s covenant love? How can we view sex as a helpful experience to point to God’s love when not everyone gets to understand it? We often hear that marriage is a picture of God’s covenantal love. But what about singles? How can God’s design for sexuality point to the covenant...

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Your Questions About Sex Point to Bigger Questions About God

One of the most awkward things about my job is describing it to someone. I really don’t like answering the question, “What do you do for work?” I’m never quite sure how to explain to a stranger that I run a Christian ministry focused on sexuality. About five years ago, a young woman helped give me the perfect descriptive words. She said, “Thank you for helping me m...

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Q&A: My Friend Is Struggling Sexually. How Can I Be a Good Friend?

How can I be a good friend to someone struggling sexually if I can't specifically relate, but also don't want to be patronizing? The Bible is very clear — we were made to live in community, honestly sharing our various struggles and temptations. Today's question comes from a listener who desires to walk alongside a friend who is struggling. Listen as Juli shares practical w...

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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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