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#379: Is Your Love Life All That You Want It To Be?

Is this really all there is?

If you’ve ever felt this way about your sex life, you’re not alone. In this episode, Dr. Juli Slattery and Gary Thomas grab java in a crowded hotel lobby – but that doesn’t stop them from having a candid conversation about God’s good gift of knock-your-socks-off sex. That’s right – it’s God’s gift! You don’t have to feel guilty or ashamed for wanting it. But you do have to take the initiative to make it happen. That’s why we’re here. Grab your Java and join us!

Guest: Gary Thomas

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#378: How One Church Learned To Embrace the Beauty of Broken

Imagine there is a sign on the door of your church that says, “Please leave your sexual brokenness on the steps outside.” Its ridiculous! Sadly, its how many people feel.

In this episode, Juli talks with leaders from The Austin Stone Community Church. They share how the church started a conversation about same-sex attraction and followed it with a discipleship group to answer questions, share God’s design, and connect sexuality to the greater story of the gospel. To their surprise (and despite the pandemic), the group kept growing.

Are you ready to embrace sexual brokenness in your church? Or is your brokenness still sitting outside on the steps?

Guests: Kate Terry & Zach Verrett

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#377: How to Care For a Friend (Or Yourself) When the Marriage Doesn’t Survive

Marriages don’t always survive the tough stuff. God still moves. Wounds heal. Addicts find sobriety. Forgiveness is extended. Life comes back — sometimes without reconciliation.

In this episode, Juli is joined by Stacey Sadler, who shares her story of wearing thin the pages of The Power of a Praying Wife and then feeling the shame of filing for divorce. Today she is a certified counselor and helps other women set boundaries, work toward recovery and, when necessary, leave broken and abusive marriages. You’ll hear how God rejoices over the woman (or man) who finds healing, protection, and wholeness — even when the journey begins with God's provision of divorce.

Guest: Stacey Sadler, MA LPC

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#376: What Does God’s Word Actually Say About Divorce and Remarriage?

Friends, please note that we don't go into detail about how to recognize abuse in marriage. We have other conversations about abusive marriages that we encourage you to listen to! (See the links below). This episode's purpose is to look at what the biblical texts say about marriage, divorce and remarriage. Our guest is a biblical scholar, but he is not a counselor; his comments are not nuanced nor intended to be applied to situations of domestic abuse or trauma. If you have wounds that are still tender from a difficult or abusive marriage, you may want to skip this episode for now.

A few other episodes to listen to first:

From pornography to financial infidelity, domestic abuse to emotional affairs it's no surprise more Christians are asking: what exactly qualifies for a biblical divorce? In this episode, Juli welcomes Bible teacher and pastor Mike Fabarez to walk you through the scriptures that address divorce and help you apply them to circumstances that aren't directly addressed in the Bible.

More tough questions. Less small talk. Grab your Java and join us!

Guest: Pastor Mike Fabarez

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#375: Juli & Jackie on How To Pursue Unity While Standing on Truth

The mics stayed on for more with Jackie Hill Perry. In this unique after-the-show episode, Juli and Jackie share how they’ve experienced the current events around social justice and the disunity among Christians. You’ll hear them model for you how to embrace these emotionally-charged conversations with a spirit of humility and a willingness to learn from others’ experiences. Grab your Java and join them!

Guest: Jackie Hill Perry

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