One of Hettie’s greatest fears was that she would be raped. In her home country of South Africa, it is estimated that over 30% of women will be raped in their lifetime. So when she was awakened one night by her husband, with hands tied behind his back and escorted by four strange men, she thought she was about to become a statistic. In this episode, Hettie Brittz sits down with Juli to share her story. Grab your coffee and settle in for one of the most amazing accounts of God’s power and presence that you will ever hear.
“We are being shaped by a culture that idolizes romantic and sexual fulfillment. And I just think—Jesus was fully human and he didn’t get married, have sex, or date anyone. So those things can’t be intrinsic to being human.” Sam Allberry joins Juli for a conversation about knowing the goodness of God even when it doesn’t feel good and how that has played out in his life as a celibate Christian and pastor. No matter what you're facing in your life right now, if you have doubts about whether or not God is good, grab your Java and pull up a chair. We’d love for you to join us.
In parenting, shame is unavoidable. As a mom or dad, at times you'll likely feel ashamed of how you’re doing as a parent or of how your child is behaving … or both! But when you use that shame to control your kids' behavior, you miss out on the opportunity to connect with them. Join Juli and David Eaton from Axis as they talk about how to offer your kids a you-can-tell-me-anything environment in your home—and live up to it!
Life is tends to put labels on us. We even pin labels on ourselves. More often than not, these labels are hurtful, superficial, and false. But God has a new name He longs for you to hear - a name that is free from shame and brings hope for your future. Join Juli and her guest, Esther Fleece Allen, for an encouraging conversation about our identity. In His Word, God has told us exactly who we are. It’s time to believe.
It’s easy to love the neighbor who looks like us, thinks like us, and believes like us. With those who don't fall into those categories, we struggle. In this episode, Juli and her guest, Alexandra Kuykendall from The Open Door Sisterhood, give you practical steps to get out of your comfort zone and have conversations with people you might not naturally have conversations with. Want to do a better job of loving your neighbor? Start here.