God created our sexuality, our sexual desires, to reveal the depths of his love. That may sound strange in a world of massive sexual brokenness. But it’s a vision that desperately needs to be recovered. That’s Juli Slattery’s vision. She’s a clinical psychologist, and co-founder of Authentic Intimacy, a ministry dedicated to reclaiming God’s design for sexuality. She joins the team to share about her latest book, God, Sex, and Your Marriage.
First, it was when Juli was 14, filled with fear and anger about moving away from everything she knew, that she surrendered to Jesus. Then, God created sex to reveal his pursuing, faithful, passionate, unselfish love. Next, remaining pure until your married is not what makes us pure! Then, Perry opens up about the wounds of shame he has from sexual sin as a teen. It’s a conversation of how Jesus heals shame.
Next, our sexual desires are ultimately a longing to experience the reckless love of God. Then, if you want to know how to talk with your kids about sex, you can’t miss this part! Wow. Next, whenever selfishness and sex meet, sex is shattered. Finally, why Jesus chose Juli for this daunting task to bring healing to our sexually broken world. If you’re encouraged by our conversation with Juli, please share!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.