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's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!