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  • Writer's picturePatrick Norris

84. Dr. Juli Slattery – God’s Great Design for Sexuality

Welcome to Episode #84 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast. Today’s conversation is with Dr. Juli Slattery.

Dr. Slattery is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and the president/co-founder of Authentic Intimacy. She earned her college degree at Wheaton College, an MA in psychology from Biola University, and an MS and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Slattery served at Focus on the Family writing, teaching, and co-hosting the Focus on the Family Broadcast. She left Focus on the Family to start Authentic Intimacy, a ministry devoted to reclaiming God’s design for sexuality. Dr. Slattery launched, a platform designed to help Christian leaders navigate sexual issues and questions with gospel-centered truth. She is the author of ten books and host of the weekly podcast “Java with Juli.” Juli and her husband Mike are the parents of 3 sons; they live in Akron, Ohio.

Our conversation takes us to…

  • How Juli came to faith in Christ.

  • Why she became a clinical psychologist.

  • Her heart to redeem God’s design for sexuality.

  • Managing conversations around gender, sexuality, pronouns, orientations, and identities.

  • What the purpose of sex actually is.

  • How when we get the purpose of sex wrong, we get so many other things wrong as well.

  • How sex and sexuality reveal deeper things within our hearts and souls.

  • The importance of remaining sex positive while pursuing sexual integrity.

  • What sin is and the broader understanding of sin in the context of sexuality.

  • Whether LGBTQ+ a “sin” matter, and how to best approach the topic in relationships.

  • How to navigate marriages with sexual incongruence.

  • Where to find help if there is sexual conflict in marriage.

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Edited and produced by Evan (Emac) McAlister.

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