25 episodes

Join clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery as she gets to the heart of what the Bible says about sex, singleness, marriage and intimacy.

A ministry of Authentic Intimacy.

Java with Juli Dr. Juli Slattery and Authentic Intimacy®

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1.5K Ratings

Join clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery as she gets to the heart of what the Bible says about sex, singleness, marriage and intimacy.

A ministry of Authentic Intimacy.

    #526 How God Heals Us From Past Abuse and Trauma

    #526 How God Heals Us From Past Abuse and Trauma

    Abuse and the trauma it creates run deep. How can survivors begin to move forward?
    In this episode we explore a deeply personal journey of recovery from decades of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, discussing how embracing the fatherhood of God can transform your life. Author Jennifer Michelle Greenberg shares how her heavenly father and a healthy marital relationship helped her heal from her  painful past.
     
     
    Guests: Jennifer Michelle Greenberg and Jason Greenberg
     
    Website: Jen’s website
    Instagram: @jenmgreenberg



    Book: “Not Forsaken” by Jennifer Michelle Greenberg
    Book: “Defiant Joy” by Jennifer Michelle Greenberg
     
    Java with Juli: #512 Friends Who Hurt Us: How To Recognize Unlikely Sources Of Abuse
    Java with Juli: #92: When the Woman You Love Was Abused
    Blog: I Was Sexually Abused. Now, God Is Restoring My Identity
     
     
    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 48 min
    #525 Churches and Porn: What isn't Working and How to Change it

    #525 Churches and Porn: What isn't Working and How to Change it

    Struggles with pornography are incredibly common within the Church, and the problem isn’t going to go away on its own.
    What can churches do to be an environment where it is safe for congregants and leaders to admit struggles and get the support they need to overcome them? How can those going into ministry receive sufficient discipleship and care so they can heal from past traumas, win the battle, and walk closely and authentically with Jesus?
    Sam Black, Director of Life Change Education at Covenant Eyes, and author of “The Healing Church: What Churches Get Wrong about Pornography and How to Fix It”, joins Juli to discuss what the church at large can do to address the issue of pornography.



    Guest: Sam Black



    Website: thehealingchurch.com
    Website: covenanteyes.com
    App: The Victory App
    Instagram: @covenant.eyes
    Book: “The Healing Church: What Churches Get Wrong about Pornography and How to Fix It” by Sam Black
    Book: “Her Freedom Journey” by Dr. Joy Skarka and Dr. Juli Slattery
    Get your free 5-day guide to finding freedom from sexual sin!
    Check out Authentic Intimacy’s partner ministry, Sexual Discipleship®!
     
     
    Be Broken Ministries
    Pure Desire
    Samson Society
    SheRecovery



     
    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 51 min
    #524 Her Freedom Journey: A Powerful New Book Helping Women Overcome Porn And Sexual Shame

    #524 Her Freedom Journey: A Powerful New Book Helping Women Overcome Porn And Sexual Shame

    Introducing “Her Freedom Journey”, Juli and Joy’s brand new book!
    In this very special podcast episode, Joy and Juli talk about the lack of discussion around female sexuality in the Church, and particularly around issues like pornography and masturbation. Joy shares some of her personal story, and together she and Juli talk about the heart behind the new book.
     
     
    Guest: Dr. Joy Skarka
     
     
    Website: joyskarka.com
    Instagram: @joyskarka
     
    Listen to the episode where Joy tells her full story.
     
    Get your free copy of “Her Freedom Journey! Email podcast@authenticintimacy.com with your name, address, and why you love listening to  Java with Juli. First 10 senders will get a free copy.*
     
    Pre-order “Her Freedom Journey” here!
     
    Be Broken Ministries
    SheRecovery
     
    *Open to those in the US only.
     
    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 40 min
    #523 How Past Family Patterns Impact the Way You Love Today

    #523 How Past Family Patterns Impact the Way You Love Today

    The way we are brought up has a significant influence on the way we form attachments with others. There are few relationships in which this is as pronounced or as obvious as marriage.
    Kay and Milan Yerkovich, authors of the breakthrough book, “How We Love”, want to empower couples to become more aware of the ways in which their early years formed them, and to acquire the skills to develop secure attachments for healthy, long-lasting relationships.
     
     
    Guests: Kay and Milan Yerkovich
     
    Book: How We Love by Kay and Milan Yerkovich
    Website: howwelove.com
    Instagram: @howwelovebook
     
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    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 49 min
    #522 The Paradox of Hope and Brokenness: Jesus, Depression and SSA

    #522 The Paradox of Hope and Brokenness: Jesus, Depression and SSA

    In Jesus there is hope for healing and transformation, but that doesn’t mean that in this life we won’t experience hardship and brokenness.
    Brenna Blain, renowned speaker and new author, knows this better than most. Experiencing same-sex attraction and fighting her own mental health battle from around the age of 14, Brenna joins Juli to explain how coming to the very end of herself led her to a place desperate enough to long for God Himself, and not just His healing.
     
    Guest: Brenna Blain
     
    Brenna’s Website: brenna-blain.vercel.app/
    Brenna’s Instagram: @bunonmyhead
     
    Help is available. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call or text 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
     
    Explore more resources on healing.
    Learn more about the Authentic Intimacy member community and available resources.
    Partner with Authentic Intimacy.
     
    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 52 min
    #521 How to Know if Your Marriage can Recover from Betrayal

    #521 How to Know if Your Marriage can Recover from Betrayal

    My spouse keeps acting out, why won’t he stop?
    Is my wife still keeping secrets?
    How do I know if my spouse is truly repentant after betrayal?
     
    Infidelity changes everything, and relationship recovery is extremely challenging to navigate. What signs of change are you supposed to look for? How do you build trust after cheating
    Jeremy Smith, LPC and founder of the Marriage Recovery Course joins Juli to discuss the unique approach he’s developed to help couples heal their marriages and achieve deep, lasting change as individuals and together.
     
     
    Guest: Jeremy Smith, LPC
     
     
    Website: Smith Counseling
    Website: Marriage Recovery Course
     
    Java with Juli: #480 How to Heal and Rebuild Trust and Sexual Intimacy After An Affair
    Explore more resources on healing
     
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    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Alexis_82246 ,

Grace and truth on complicated topics

Juli’s ministry is one of the best podcasts i’ve found to date. She is honest, grace filled, humble, and biblically faithful. She address hard topics sex, culture and church in a helpful and thoughtful way.

BekBuckeye ,

Truth for marriage

When we need (sometimes hard) honest truth, we know we can find it here. Thank you for being willing to address all the topics!

Saybeth'95 ,

Life giving & refreshing

I absolutely love this podcast, and I look forward to new episodes every Monday. Juli does a FANTASTIC job of teaching on difficult conversations the church usually ignores like LGBTQ, the realities of sex, and all stages of marriage/relationships. She has such a way of recognizing God’s mercy, grace, and His unconditional love for people in tough situations outside of some of the legalistic answers or approaches we have grown up learning in church. She has a “this is the way we have been taught and maybe it was with good intentions, but we can do better,” kind of approach. Juli’s voice is so calming. This has been an answer to my prayers. So often her podcasts answer questions I’ve had on “taboo church subjects” for YEARS, but I’d never been brave enough to ask, nor have I ever heard preached about in my 26 years of life. I love that she never forces her viewpoints on her guests who may have a different understanding of the Bible. She is always respectful and constantly looking on ways to grow herself. I’ve learned so much from her podcasts, and I definitely encourage others to take a listen.

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