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#382: Why We're Not Afraid to Ask Hard Questions About Sex & Christianity

If you feel the pressure to believe that Christians are close-minded and a growing minority, you’re in for an encouraging surprise. Join Juli and Rebecca McLaughlin, author of Confronting Christianity, to hear why Christianity can not only withstand the toughest questions, but how they become signposts that point people to Jesus.

Guest: Rebecca McLaughlin, rebeccamclaughlin.org

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#381: "Show It Off" or "Cover It Up": Messages That Shape Our Body Image

What messages have you been told about your body and your sexuality?  

At the coffee shop with Juli are two friends; join these women from different cultures for a candid conversation about what they were told and believed about their sexuality. Their stories are unique, but they share a common thread: the messages were powerful and confusing. Listen in to hear how God brings redemption to their lives to walk free from body shame.

A White theological understanding of sexuality cannot be the only voice. You have to leave room for our voice, for our experiences... If you leave room for our voice too, we find a more robust, a more consistent biblical understanding of sexuality. –Dawn Jones

Guests: Danisa Suarez, LPC, MA and Dawn Jones, LPC, MA

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#380: How To Have Honest Conversations With Your Kids About Sex

How do you create an environment in your home where your kids feel OK talking about sex? When they struggle, how do you protect their privacy and still get support from other parents? And how do you share your own brokenness with them as you begin to have real conversations?

This parenting thing isn't easy. We want to help. Grab your Java and join Juli and her guests Jonathan Daugherty and John Fort — two dads who have walked this road, are walking it now, and want to share what God (and their children) have taught them along the way.

Guests: Jonathan Daugherty and John Fort from Be Broken Ministries

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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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