In this conversation, Keith Simon interviews Julie Slattery, the president of Authentic Intimacy, about navigating issues of sexuality and faith. They discuss the silence and polarity around sexuality in both culture and the church, the spiritual aspect of sex, the differences between sex inside and outside of marriage, and the misconceptions surrounding women and men's sexuality. They also address the impact of purity culture and the need for a more holistic biblical narrative of sexuality. Overall, the conversation highlights the importance of understanding and stewarding our sexuality in a way that aligns with God's design.Takeaways- Sexuality is a challenging and rewarding field to navigate, as it involves addressing issues of confusion, brokenness, and trauma.- Sex is more than a physical act; it is a spiritual experience that requires vulnerability, acceptance, and commitment.- Cohabitation often leads to less stability in relationships compared to marriage, as it lacks the commitment and covenantal aspect of marriage.- Sexuality is not limited to married individuals; single people also have sexual desires and need to steward their sexuality in a healthy way.- Intimacy is built on safety, acceptance, and commitment, and it is essential for healthy relationships.- There are differences between men and women in how they approach and experience sexuality, but it is important to avoid generalizations and recognize individual variations.- Purity culture can have negative effects, such as blaming women for men's lust and creating shame around female sexuality.- A more holistic biblical narrative of sexuality emphasizes personal responsibility, healthy boundaries, and understanding the goodness of our sexuality.Have you benefitted personally from Truth Over Tribe or seen it have a positive effect on someone you know? have you used the podcast, book, or blog as a catalyst for conversation on polarizing topics?We want to hear about it!Share your story at choosetruthovertribe.com/story.Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.Want more truth over tribe? Check out our resources!