Beyond positions, casual sex, and mere sexual activity … fulfilling sacred sex in marriage engages a mystery above and beyond. This is a short highlight episode from a more in-depth conversation with Dr. Juli Slattery of Authentic Intimacy.
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Beyond positions, casual sex, and mere sexual activity … fulfilling sacred sex in marriage engages a mystery above and beyond.
Go Further — Sacred Sex and God
Dr. Juli Slattery
Your sexuality was never meant to be separate from your deepest spiritual and relational longings but to be an expression of them.
Dr. Juli Slattery is a clinical psychologist, author, and co-founder of Authentic Intimacy, a ministry dedicated to reclaiming God’s design for sexuality. In addition to speaking, she hosts the podcast Java with Juli. In 2020, Juli launched Sexual Discipleship®, an online platform to equip Christian leaders for gospel-centered conversations about sexual issues. She’s the author of twelve books, including Rethinking Sexuality; Passion Pursuit; and Sex & the Single Girl. She and her husband Mike live in Akron, Ohio, and have three grown sons.
Authentic Intimacy Authentic Intimacy is a unique teaching ministry devoted to teaching on God’s design for intimacy and sexuality.
Sexual Discipleship A ministry of AuthenticIntimacy.com. Sexual Discipleship is an approach to sexuality that integrates all sexual conversations into the larger call to “make disciples.”
Java with Juli podcast Listen on the Authentic Intimacy sit or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Search for Java with Juli and subscribe to automatically receive new episodes in your feed. Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts
Dr. Juli slattery
Underneath your sexuality is the drive and desire to be known and loved. God created you as a sexual being so that you might understand what it means to long, to desire, and to crave intimate oneness ... Your greatest need for intimacy however is to know the God who created you.
Many Christian books talk about sexual issues within broader works on marriage, but few resources comprehensively and biblically guide couples specifically on sexual intimacy. God, Sex, and Your Marriage challenges the common assumptions couples have about sexuality and presents the richer biblical narrative of sex as a metaphor of God’s covenant love.
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A Road Map to Sexual Integrity in the Midst of Sexual Brokenness (Authentic Intimacy blog)
The Power of Women to Create Intimacy in Marriage — Dr. Juli Slattery (Jesus Smart podcast)
Sacred Sex and God — scripture for meditation, prayer, and proclamation
Now Adam knew Eve his wife … Genesis 4:1 ESV
Eat, friends; Drink and drink deeply, lovers. Song of Solomon 5:1 NASB
“Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?” Matthew 19:4-5 NKJV
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:31-32 NKJV