25 episodes

Clinical psychologist and Christian author Dr. Juli Slattery doesn’t like small talk. In this weekly podcast, she dives into the “taboo” questions Christians are afraid to ask—or don’t know who to ask—about sexuality, intimacy, marriage, singleness, gender, sexual addiction, and more. Every episode is an open invitation to join Juli “at the table” for a deeper look at the good, the hard, the healing, and the holy in God’s design for sexuality.

Java with Juli Dr. Juli Slattery, author and co-founder of Authentic Intimacy™

    • Christianity
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Clinical psychologist and Christian author Dr. Juli Slattery doesn’t like small talk. In this weekly podcast, she dives into the “taboo” questions Christians are afraid to ask—or don’t know who to ask—about sexuality, intimacy, marriage, singleness, gender, sexual addiction, and more. Every episode is an open invitation to join Juli “at the table” for a deeper look at the good, the hard, the healing, and the holy in God’s design for sexuality.

    #330: Loving the Person Who Isn't Like You

    #330: Loving the Person Who Isn't Like You

    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.
    Guest: Alexandra Kuykendall
    Loving Your Actual Neighbor (book) The Open Door Sisterhood podcast How to Have Hard Conversations (blog)

    • 39 min
    #329: Addressing Tough Questions About Identity and Sexuality

    #329: Addressing Tough Questions About Identity and Sexuality

    Theology meets real life in this episode of Java with Juli! We’re asking the difficult questions about identity and sexuality: Why does language (e.g. “gay” versus “same-sex attracted”) matter? Can two people of the same gender share covenant love? Are some people born gay? As you do life with friends in the LGBT+ community, HOW you answer these questions is important, but maybe not so important as HOW WELL you listen.  
    Guests: Laurence Koo, Lori Wildenberg, and Sarah Schepins (Axis.org)
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    Join us at Reclaim 2.0! Learn more about Axis* Check out Lori's book, Messy Journey* *This is an affiliate link. AI may earn referral fees from qualifying purchases.

    • 55 min
    #117: How Your Sex Life is Connected to Your Spiritual Life

    #117: How Your Sex Life is Connected to Your Spiritual Life

    An early theologian once wrote, “We know that when a couple has sexual intercourse, the Holy Spirit leaves the room.” If you were raised in the church, you might agree—and not be so sure you'd even want Him there! After all, is there any time you’re feeling less "spiritual" than when you’re having sex? But in fact, the Bible suggests just the opposite is true. Join Juli, Linda, and Hannah on this episode of Java with Juli as they talk about why sex in marriage is not only beautiful, it’s holy. 
    Guests: Linda Dillow & Hannah Nitz
    For follow-up:
    Join us at Reclaim 2.0! Passion Pursuit "Date Nights In" video series Java Pack: Taking Back the Bedroom Rethinking Sexuality

    • 28 min
    #328: Answers to Your Questions About Pornography

    #328: Answers to Your Questions About Pornography

    "Will I cause a set-back in my husband’s recovery if I say no to sex?"  
     
    "My daughter talks to me about her porn addiction, but she’s mortified at the thought of telling her dad, is that okay?"
     
    "My husband confessed to looking at women on Instagram. It wasn’t exactly a porn relapse—so why am I so angry about it?"
     
    This week, our guest is Jonathan Daugherty, author of Grace Based Recovery and founder of Be Broken Ministries. He sits down with Juli to offer hope, encouragement, and answers to oft-asked questions we get from listeners about pornography. Whether you’re an addict, a spouse, or a friend walking this journey with a loved one, you’ll want to tune in to this Java with Juli.
    Guest: Jonathan Daugherty
    Notes:
    Reclaim 2.0 Grace Based Recovery* Join a Grace Based Recovery online book study! Covenant Eyes Screen Accountability* *This is an affiliate link. AI may earn referral fees from qualifying purchases.

    • 38 min
    #327: When Your Spouse Feels More Like a Roommate

    #327: When Your Spouse Feels More Like a Roommate

    Every couple experiences times of disconnection, but when your spouse begins to feel more like a roommate than a lover, it’s easy to want to go looking for intimacy in other places. But what would it look to like to ditch the idea that there is something better outside your marriage and ask, instead, how you can keep your heart open to your spouse? Join Juli and her guests, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley, for a candid conversation about tending to your heart during the busy, difficult, or painful seasons of life and marriage.
    Guests: Dr. Greg & Erin Smalley
    Reconnected; Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Marriage by Greg & Erin Smalley Join us for Reclaim 2.0 Sex Is the Icing on the Cake (blog) Date Nights In! (A 4-week video series for married couples.)

    • 37 min
    #326: Gen Z and Gender Identity

    #326: Gen Z and Gender Identity

    Few ideas have changed more rapidly than the way our culture perceives gender.  The idea that you can choose your gender (some cite more than 50 options) can feel downright crazy-making for the average Christian parent—but being dismissive of Gen Z’s refusal to be put in a male or female box isn’t going to help YOUR child navigate all those choices. How do you respond when your child is struggling with gender identity? In this episode, Juli is joined by friends from Axis.org to help you understand how Gen Z perceives gender, and how to walk alongside a young person you love who is struggling.  
    Guests: David Eaton & Evan Barber from AXIS*
    Show Notes:
    Conversation Video Kit: Gender* Reclaim 2.0 *This is an affiliate link. AI may earn referral fees from qualifying purchases.

    • 55 min

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