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.

    #518 Single Sexuality and the Unique Challenges of Widowhood

    #518 Single Sexuality and the Unique Challenges of Widowhood

    Widowhood presents profound challenges, with loneliness permeating every aspect of life, including the realm of sexuality. The loss goes beyond losing a life partner; it extends to losing a sexual companion as well.
    In this week’s Java with Juli, Dr. Carol Tanksley, who became widowed after just seven years of marriage in 2016, delves into the complexities faced by widows, and sheds light on the emotional and psychological hurdles they face. She also shares her personal experience of surrendering her sexuality to God in widowhood.



    Guest: Dr. Carol Tanklsey
     
    Carol’s website: drcarolministries.com
    Carol’s Instagram: @drcarolt
     
    Book: Sexpectations by Dr. Carol Tanksley
    Book: The Other Half of Church by Michel Hendricks and Jim Wilder
     
    Java with Juli: #407 Masturbation: The No. 1 Question You’re Asking Us!
    Blog: Masturbation: Is It Wrong?
    Blog: “Is Masturbation a Sin?” You May Be Asking the Wrong Question



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

    • 50 min
    #517 How to Beat Loneliness and Cultivate Deeper Friendships

    #517 How to Beat Loneliness and Cultivate Deeper Friendships

    Why are we all so lonely? Why is it that at a time when we are more connected than ever, many of us find ourselves feeling lonely and isolated?
    Jeff Kemp and Juli explore what’s making us feel lonely, how to bring more vulnerability and honesty into our relationships, and why understanding our identities is pivotal when it comes to cultivating deep, long-lasting friendships.
     
    Guest: Jeff Kemp
     
    Jeff’s Website: jeffkempteam.com
     
    Book: Receive: The Way of Jesus for Men by Jeff Kemp
    Book: Level 5 Friendship Playbook (download through the pop up on his website)
     
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    Find out more about Reclaim: Surrendered Sexuality



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

    • 40 min
    #516 Don't Skip Foreplay! (and Other Advice from a Christian Sex Therapist)

    #516 Don't Skip Foreplay! (and Other Advice from a Christian Sex Therapist)

    Married sexuality has its challenges, internal and external, and it can be tempting to quit having sex or step outside the marriage, but there are ways to address some of the issues and overcome them as a couple.
     
    Christian sex therapist Dr. Michael Sytsma joins Juli to talk about:
    How to manage mismatched libidos
    Why foreplay matters
    What to do if you experience symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
    Why sex is important in marriage
    How to re-enter holy sexuality and eroticism after abstaining without it becoming sin



    Guest: Dr. Michael Sytsma




    Website: Building Intimate Marriages
    Instagram: @buildingintimatemarriages
     
    Explore more resources on Sex in Marriage
     
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    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 44 min
    #515 Is Attraction Sinful? Unpacking Attachment, Safety, Love and Desire

    #515 Is Attraction Sinful? Unpacking Attachment, Safety, Love and Desire

    What do your attractions say about you? Do they say anything about you? Is attraction always about sex, or are there more layers to it than we tend to think?
    Hannah Nitz joins Juli for a conversation all about attraction and desire.



    Co-host: Hannah Nitz



    Hannah’s Website: hannahnitz.com
    Hannah’s Instagram: @hannahnitz
     
    Blog: 3 Subconscious Beliefs You May Hold About Living With Same-Sex Attraction
     
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    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 37 min
    #514 How Deconstruction and Divorce Rocked a Young Couple's Life

    #514 How Deconstruction and Divorce Rocked a Young Couple's Life

    For most marriages, the most challenging years are the earliest ones. Marital problems can come in any number of forms, but sometimes the most difficult to navigate are those you don’t see coming.
    Few know this better than Chris and Stephanie Teague, the duo behind Out of the Dust, who experienced divorce suddenly after only three and a half years of marriage.
    The couple join Juli to discuss exactly what happened before their marriage fell apart, and what God did in both of them to put it back together.



    Guests: Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague)
     
     
    Website: outofthedustmusic.com
    Instagram: @outofthedustmusic
    Check out the new album from Out of the Dust, releasing April 26th!
     
     
    Q&A: Where do I begin healing?
    Explore more resources on healing
     
     
    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 41 min
    #513 A Child Psychiatrist On The Truth About Transgender Activism

    #513 A Child Psychiatrist On The Truth About Transgender Activism

    Gender dysphoria is becoming more and more common, and parents with kids who are struggling are at a loss at what to do. Should they affirm their kids? Should they approve hormone blockers?
     In this week’s episode of Java with Juli, Juli is joined by Dr. Miriam Grossman, a child psychiatrist and author who has testified before congress about some of the hidden dangers behind transgender activism.




    Guest: Dr. Miriam Grossman, MD




    Book: "Lost in Trans Nation: A Child Psychiatrist's Guide Out of the Madness" by Miriam Grossman M.D.
    Book: “You’re Teaching my Child What?!” by Miriam Grossman M.D.
    Java with Juli: #507 What You Need To Know About The Gender Conversation
    Java with Juli: #508 What Does Healthy Masculinity Actually Look Like?
     
    Check out more resources about sex and culture!
     
    Java with Juli with Dr. Juli Slattery – Christian Discussions on Marriage, Sex and Singleness.

    • 58 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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