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re·claim (/rəˈklām/) : to retrieve or recover something previously lost. 
On September 17-20, we will gather together virtually from around the world for the first-ever Authentic Intimacy Digital Summit—Reclaim 2.0!

Join us for four days of teaching from Dr. Juli Slattery along with 15+ expert interviews, live Q&A, and a live devotional with Juli and her husband, Mike. At this conference, you will be challenged to consider both the cultural and traditional religious narratives of sexuality in light of God’s holy Word, and we’ll cover everything from intimacy in marriage and singleness to LGBTQ issues to healing from trauma, and much more.

Speakers include:
· Jackie Hill Perry, hip-hop artist, speaker, & author of Gay Girl,
  Good God 
· Jay Stringer, therapist, international speaker & author of Unwanted 
· Dr. Christopher Yuan, professor & author of Holy Sexuality and
  the Gospel
· Greg and Erin Smalley, authors & marriage speakers at Focus on        the Family
· And many more! See full speaker line up here.    

With your FREE registration, you'll also receive a copy of Rethinking Sexuality: A Purity, Cultural, and Biblical Perspective and the opportunity to purchase a LIFETIME pass with access to additional exclusive content and teaching you can dive into right away.

Together, we will reclaim. We look forward to seeing you there!
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For Lifetime Pass members please click the button below to access the recordings as well as all your bonuses.

You can also purchase a Lifetime Pass.
  •  Ongoing, on-demand access Sept. 17th-20th
  • ​Three-part video teaching from Dr. Juli Slattery available 24/7 during the summit
  • ​15+ brand-new interviews with our speakers
  • ​Three live Q&A discussion panels 
  • ​Live devotional and Q&A session with
    Mike & Juli Slattery.
  • ​Bonus content: Downloadable PDF of Rethinking Sexuality: A Purity, Cultural, & Biblical Perspective
All sessions (excluding panels) are available 24/7 during the summit. Watch (or re-watch!) them anytime during September 17th–20th. See session topics here.

You can also join us for these LIVE 1-hour panel discussions. You'll even have the opportunity to
ask questions! 

Thursday at 12:00PM EDT/Ohio, USA timezone: Recognizing Unhealthy and Healthy Sexual Desires

Friday at 12:00PM EDT/Ohio, USA timezone: Reclaiming Healthy Sexuality in Your Marriage 

Saturday at 12:00PM EDT/Ohio, USA timezone: Equipping You for Gospel-Centered Conversations About Sexuality 

Sunday at 2:00 PM EDT/Ohio, USA timezone: Live devotional and Q&A session with Mike & Juli Slattery
Please email if you have any questions.
Dr. Juli Slattery is an author and speaker as well as the president/co-founder of Authentic Intimacy. During the Reclaim 2.0 Online Summit, Dr. Slattery will speak on reclaiming how we think, how we live, and how we love.

Reclaiming How We Think: Jesus changes everything, including how we think about sexuality. Most Christians are not aware of the sexual narratives that underlie their thinking. Juli will challenge us to reclaim the biblical narrative of sexuality.

Reclaiming How We Live: How does a Christ-follower faithfully live out marriage or singleness? How do we battle sexual temptation? In this session, Juli will discuss the Christian journey toward sexual integrity.

Reclaiming How We Love: Following Christ is not just about our theology but also must involve loving others well. Juli will challenge us to become Christians rooted both in the truth of God and the love of Jesus as we interact with family, coworkers, and the world around us.
Jackie Hill Perry
Jackie Hill Perry
Hip-Hop Artist, Speaker, & Author of Gay Girl, Good God
Jay Stringer
Author & International Speaker
Christopher Yuan
Christopher Yuan
Author of Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
Greg and Erin Smalley
Greg and Erin Smalley
Authors & Marriage Speakers with Focus on the Family
Laurence Koo
Linda Dillow
Author & Co-Founder of Authentic Intimacy
Sanj Kalra
Sanj Kalra
Speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
Mary DeMuth
Author & International Speaker
Rachel Gilson
Rachel Gilson
Author of Born Again This Way
Jennifer Degler
Dr. Jennifer Degler
Founder of
Dawn Jones
Licensed Counselor & Speaker
Evan Barber
Troy Haas
Troy Haas
Executive Director of HopeQuest Ministry Group
Melissa Haas
Melissa Haas
Licensed Counselor & Marriage Therapist
Crystal Renaud Day
Founder of
Jessa Crisp
Co-Founder and Executive Director of BridgeHope
Joy Skarka
Joy Skarka
Director of Discipleship at Authentic Intimacy
Joy Skarka
Danisa Suarez
Sex Therapist, Author, & International Speaker (Spanish/English Interview)
  • From Roommates to Soulmates
  • ​What is Holy Sexuality? 
  • ​​Addressing Underlying Wounds
  • ​Sex and Aging
  • ​How the Gospel Sets Us Free
  • ​The Road to Healing from Sexual Abuse
  • ​Understanding Female Sexuality
  • ​What Does the Bible Really Say About LGBTQ?
  • The Intersection of Female Sexuality & Race​
  • ​Understanding Sexuality & Gen Z
  • ​Recovering from Infidelity in Marriage
  • ​Women & Pornography
  • ​The Story of a Trafficking Survivor
Rethinking Sexuality: A Purity, Cultural, and
Biblical Perspective
We all have a narrative around sexuality—what we think it means for us and for others to be sexual beings in the world. But in forming our narrative, are we viewing our sexuality through a purity, cultural, or biblical lens? In this mini-series, Dr. Juli Slattery takes a closer look at all three narratives and how they hold up to Scripture.
Juli Slattery
Dr. Juli Slattery is an author and speaker as well as the president/co-founder of Authentic Intimacy. Juli earned her college degree at Wheaton College, an MA in psychology from Biola University, and an MS and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology.

From 2008-2012, Dr. Slattery served at Focus on the Family writing, teaching, and co-hosting the Focus on the Family daily radio broadcast. In 2012, she left Focus on the Family to start Authentic Intimacy, a ministry devoted to reclaiming God’s design
for sexuality.

Juli is the author of ten books, including Rethinking Sexuality, and the host of the weekly podcast “Java with Juli." Juli and her husband Mike are the parents of 3 sons; they live in Akron, Ohio.
Jackie Hill Perry
Jackie Hill Perry is a writer, poet, bible teacher and hip-hop artist whose latest album, Crescendo, released in May 2018. Since becoming a Christian, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. She is the author of Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been. At home she is a wife to Preston and Mommy to Eden and Autumn.
Jay Stringer
Jay Stringer is a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of the award-winning book Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing. Unwanted is based on a multi-year research project on over 3,800 men and women to address the key drivers of unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, infidelity, or buying sex. 
Jay's passion is to equip the church with resources to change the conversation on sexual brokenness in our time. Towards that end, Jay created the Sexual Behavior Self-Assessmentand partnered with the Heart of Man film to create a 5-month online curriculum to equip men and women to find freedom from sexual brokenness. Learn more about The Journey Course at
Stringer holds an MDiv and masters in counseling psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and received post-graduate training under Dr. Dan Allender while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Allender Center. Jay is based in New York City with his wife Heather and their two children. Learn more about Jay at
Dr. Christopher Yuan
Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over twelve years, and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, and in churches. He has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope (100,000 copies sold and now in seven languages). He is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless. Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis, and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named 2019 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine.
@christopheryuan (Twitter and Instagram)
/christopheryuan (Facebook and Youtube)

Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley
Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are nationally acclaimed speakers and leaders on the topic of marriage. Greg, who earned a doctorate in psychology, is the vice president of marriage and family formation at Focus on the Family. Erin, who holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology, works alongside him and also works with couples as a therapist in private practice. Well known for their bestselling book Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage and Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage, Greg and Erin are passionate about preparing individuals for marriage, strengthening and nurturing existing marriages, and helping couples in marital crises.
Linda Dillow
Linda Dillow is the co-founder of Authentic Intimacy as well as a missionary, speaker, and co-author of Intimate Issues, Intimacy Ignited, and Passion Pursuit. She loves to teach women about intimacy with God and intimacy with their husbands. Linda and her husband, Jody, have been married 56 years and have five grown children and ten grandchildren. The Dillows spent eighteen years in Europe and Asia training leaders in closed countries. They now live in Colorado.
Sanj Kalra
Sanj Kalra is a speaker for RZIM. He was born in New Delhi, India, and comes from a Hindu background. His family immigrated to Ottawa, Canada, where he grew up through high school. He was then awarded a tennis scholarship at the University of Akron, Ohio, where he graduated with a degree in business management. He worked in the medical device sales industry for over twenty years.

Despite enjoying unprecedented personal success, Sanj eventually went spinning out of control until, in a state of deep crisis, he had a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ in June of 2010. Until that point, pleasure and indulgence were all he lived for. The transformation that Jesus brought to him is one of the most remarkable testimonies of our time. He joined the RZIM team in 2015 and now shares his story and messages throughout the globe. The impact he has is particularly felt among the young and the business world. He has spoken at churches and conferences where the response has always been heartwarming.

As part of the RZIM team, Sanj’s role also includes being the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at RZIM.

Mary DeMuth
Mary DeMuth is an international speaker and podcaster, and she’s the novelist and nonfiction author of more than 40 books, including We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis (Harvest House Publishers 2019). She loves to help people re-story their lives. She lives in Texas with her husband of 29 years and is the mom to three adult children. Find out more at Be prayed for on her daily prayer podcast with over 800,000 downloads: For sexual abuse resources, visit For writer mastermind information, go to
Rachel Gilson
Rachel serves on the leadership team of Theological Development and Culture with Cru and is the author of Born Again This Way: Coming Out, Coming to Faith, and What Comes Next (The Good Book Company, 2020). Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition, and she speaks nationally and internationally at churches and on college campuses. Rachel holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a history degree from Yale College, and is a PhD student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Jennifer Degler
Psychologist, life coach, and author, Dr. Jennifer Degler is passionate about helping people create healthy, successful relationships. You won’t find her in a coffee shop (she thinks coffee tastes like dirt), but you are likely to find her kayaking and hiking with her high school sweetheart husband, Jeff, as they enjoy their newly empty nest in Lexington, Kentucky.

At women’s events and marriage retreats across the country, Dr. Jennifer’s frank, funny, and down-to-earth style keeps audiences laughing while they learn practical, life-changing information for improving emotional and spiritual health, married sex, and relationships.

She is the founder of, a ministry to help Christian wives make their sex lives sizzle with unique, fun products, such as the Dare of the Month newsletter, the 324 Club, and the popular DVD Fan the Flame: Igniting Sexual Intimacy in Marriage. Her books include No More Christian Nice Girl and Deck of Dares: 40 Dares to Make Your Marriage Sizzle.

To hear more from Dr. Jennifer, check out her podcast “Tip Talk with Dr. Jennifer Degler,” her videos on sex, anxiety management, and Bible study on the Jennifer Degler Ministries YouTube channel, and her articles and online store at

Dawn Jones
A captivating speaker, Dawn Jones is known for transforming the lives of audiences. She is a counselor, teacher, life coach, and conference speaker from St. Louis, MO. She serves in youth and young adult ministry, women's ministry, and social
justice ministry. 
Dawn received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Trauma Studies Certificate from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2011. Dawn obtained a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2016 and is a candidate for a Master of Divinity (2021). She is a licensed counselor and owner of Legacy Counseling and Consulting Services.

Dawn developed a desire for God in her youth and found a passion for sharing the gospel in her teenage years. At the heart of her work is the desire for all to see and understand their identity in Christ. Dawn has a heart for international ministry and believes everyone deserves to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dawn has a unique ability to use her words to challenge and encourage people of different backgrounds. As she travels speaking and teaching, her hope is to help others see their worth and live a full, robust life in Christ. 

At Axis, we translate pop culture to help parents and caring adults understand and disciple their teenagers. We call this process “culture translation,” and it involves understanding the culture someone lives in as well as the language they speak. 

Jesus told parables about the Kingdom of God in a way that the people around him could understand. To make eternal points, he talked to them about the world they knew: shepherds, sheep, planting, harvesting, yeast, and leaven. In the same way, culture translation is about meeting our teens in their world, on their turf. It’s about following Jesus’ example, who took on our flesh, our norms, and entered into our society in order to redeem us. It’s about learning the language of pop culture, entertainment, and social media so that we can communicate with the next generation in ways that are meaningful to them. 

Learn more at:

Troy Haas
Troy Haas currently serves as the Executive Director of HopeQuest Ministry Group, a non-profit ministry which helps men struggling with addiction. During his ministry career, Troy has served as a children’s pastor, a minister of evangelism and outreach, a missionary with the International Mission Board, and the director of Restoration Ministries at FBC Woodstock. Troy’s personal struggle with addiction and own journey of recovery have enabled him to minister to others with authenticity and grace, providing hope that freedom is possible.
Melissa Haas
Melissa Haas serves as the spouse-supporting therapist at HopeQuest, as well as a counselor at FBC Woodstock’s counseling center. Melissa is a licensed professional counselor and marriage therapist. Passionate about spiritual community, healthy marriages, and intimacy with God, Melissa regularly facilitates small groups and teaches and speaks on these topics in order to help the body of Christ grow relationally with God and each other. 
Crystal Renaud Day
Crystal Renaud Day, MAPC, is a pastoral counselor, certified coach, author, and speaker with over a decade of experience working with women, couples, and teen girls. She holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Life Coaching from Liberty University and numerous certifications in counseling and coaching specialties from the American Association of Christian Counselors. Crystal owns and operates Living on Purpose Coaching & Pastoral Counseling and is the founding director of (formerly Dirty Girls Ministries), an online ministry helping women overcome porn and sexual addiction. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, CNN, Christianity Today, The 700 Club, and more. Her books include Dirty Girls Come Clean, 90 Days to Wholeness, and Dating Done Right
Jessa Dillow Crisp
Jessa Dillow Crisp ( uses her childhood experience of severe abuse and trafficking to illustrate both the stark realities of trafficking and the truth that healing transformation is possible. Jessa is currently finishing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is the co-founder and executive director of BridgeHope (, a non-profit in Colorado that bridges resources and fosters hope to survivors of human trafficking. Some highlights of Jessa's speaking career include speaking with legislators at
 the Colorado State Capitol, keynoting at the ANSR Sociological Research Conference, training the Department of Homeland Security on topics related to trafficking, speaking at the National Character Leadership Symposium for the Air Force, and filming with Real Women Real Stories and Fight the New Drug. When she is not working, Jessa enjoys hiking Colorado's mountains with her husband John. She finds delight in artistically expressing herself through photography, training her service dog Sigmund, and is passionate about deeply connecting with people over freshly brewed coffee.
Joy Skarka
Joy Skarka is passionate about creating spaces to free women from shame. Joy earned her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida, a Master of Arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Educational Ministries degree from DTS studying how women find freedom from sexual shame.

One word to describe Joy’s story is freedom. It was in college that God saved Joy by his grace, and she began to experience freedom. Jesus healed Joy from the heartaches of sexual abuse and the pains of sexual addiction. Because of her story, she hopes to always write and speak authentically. 

While in college she began writing, speaking, and leading online small groups with the goal of helping other women experience this same freedom. In 2020, Joy transitioned from her ministry to serve as the Director of Discipleship for Authentic Intimacy. Joy married her husband Zack in 2017, and they live in Florida.  
Joy Skarka
Danisa is a licensed professional counselor, an international speaker, and co-author of Divine Sex. She is passionate about cultivating/restoring sexual wholeness. Her gifting–speaking about sexuality and identity issues–has opened important doors in the Hispanic world of television. She is a mental health expert for Noticias Univision Colorado, appearing on the newscast frequently; and a leading sex educator for programs on TBN Spanish, Enlace, including co-hosting her own show, “Sexo Divino.”

Danisa holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Trinity International University Florida and completed her post graduate studies in sex therapy from the Richmont Graduate University.

Born in the Dominican Republic, she migrated to the United States with her husband Jorge 30 years ago. Together, they founded Centro de Consejería International ( in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they reside. She is the proud mother of Dan Jorge and Sainad.
Authentic Intimacy is a unique teaching ministry devoted to teaching on God's design for intimacy and sexuality. Our vision is represented by two words that are rarely put together:


Practically everyone, young and old, single and married, has experienced pain, shame, and confusion related to sexuality. We want men and women to understand God's purpose and redemption related to their sexuality. As a ministry, we disciple by consistently applying God's Truth to all questions, pain, and joys related to sexuality and intimacy.

We believe that God intentionally created us as sexual beings, that every sexual choice is a spiritual choice, that sexuality is a powerful metaphor, and that Satan intentionally works to destroy the holy expression of sexuality.

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