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#371: Schedule Sex and Dry Cleaning In the Same Conversation? It Works

Being intentional about the business of marriage builds intimacy. When couples make decisions together, their emotions and buy-in follow. In this episode, Juli talks with Bill & Pam Farrel about their 40-year habit of a weekly marriage meeting. Every Monday they meet, pray, talk about finances, their kids, their priorities for the week—and yes, they schedule sex. Sound unromantic? Perhaps. But they're still married, still in love, and still getting down to business in the bedroom.

Guests: Bill & Pam Farrel

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#370: Why the Single Life Is Uniquely Meaningful and Totally Ordinary

Do you feel stuck somewhere between "not married" and "not called to singleness"?  Truth be told, few single Christians feel called to full-time ministry. Yet this time that we often treat as a "waiting room" is not that at all. In this episode, Juli invites Dr. Dani Treweek to share her thoughts on the significance of the single life, why being a Christian single doesn't mean you're called to singleness, and why celibacy is not extraordinary.

Guest: Dr. Dani Treweek

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#369: Changing the Way We Talk About Porn (Because Women Struggle Too)

“I had one woman say, ‘I struggle with masturbation.’ And she just started crying.  And then she said, ‘I’ve never said that word out loud.’”

In this Java with Juli, Joy Skarka recalls her experiences walking with women who struggle with porn, and shares from her own story of addiction to freedom. Despite rising numbers of women using porn and erotica, we still tend to refer to it as a "guy thing." Juli, Joy, and Jonathan Daugherty sit down for a conversation about creating safe places for women to come forward and ask for help. Grab your Java and join us!

Guests: Joy Skarka and Jonathan Daugherty (Be Broken Ministries)

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#368: Aging Bodies Can Still Enjoy Sexuality. Are You Giving Up Too Soon?

There's ED (erectile dysfunction), PE (premature ejaculation), and PS premature surrender. According to our guest, many Boomer couples are giving up on sex way too early.

In this episode, Juli welcomes back Dr. Doug Rosenau for a conversation to help you confront challenges to your sex life as you grow older. You'll hear how you and your spouse can encourage one another not to give up on sexual intimacy, gain a new perspective on grieving your losses, and expand your definition of sexuality beyond just intercourse. Is there ever a time to give up on sex? Grab your Java and listen in to find out.

Guest: Dr. Doug Rosenau

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#367: Exchange Online Distractions for Real-Life Intimacy

“To be completely honest, the first two or three days, I was shocked by classic symptoms of withdrawal. I found myself so desperate for a hit of dopamine – that good feeling you get when you get a notification – that I would check the weather app! That was one of many moments when the Lord would say, 'Why are you searching for something that doesn’t satisfy?'”

In this Java with Juli, Asheritah Ciuciu shares how fasting from social media helped her turn down the volume of the world and hear the voice of the Lord just a little bit better.

Guest: Asheritah Ciuciu

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