Hello! My name is Julie Sibert and I am a speaker and writer on the topic of marital sexual intimacy.
I live in Omaha, Nebraska, with my husband Randall and our two sons. Thank you for visiting the site! I hope you find it helpful as you explore more on this very important issue of sex.
The more I speak with women, the more I hear a common thread -- sex is a big issue in many marriages.
I am simply a Christian wife with a heart to offer hope, encouragement and resources on this sensitive topic. I am like a lot of you, in that I juggle a full life. I am a wife, a mother, a friend, a family member...and the days seem to fly by a bit too fast. It's crazy! I love the Lord and I am tremendously grateful for the call on my heart to come alongside other women in their journeys. We are not quite as alone in it all as we sometimes feel.
How did I ever start speaking on sex, you may wonder!
To understand my commitment to the issue we have to go back several years -- to my first marriage. I was married just out of college to my college sweetheart. We were in love, but ill-equipped for all that marriage entailed. Sex was definitely a struggle for us... just a lot of miscommunication and unspoken needs. We had a child five years into our marriage. Eventually, my husband decided he wanted a divorce. Sex certainly wasn't the only issue, but it was one of them. I was devastated, but grateful for the Lord's redeeming nature. My ex-husband and I are good friends today, and I am grateful for who he has been in my life -- not only as my husband at one time, but also as the great dad he continues to be to our son.
I vowed that if I ever were to remarry, I would never take sexual intimacy for granted. It's an area of marriage that too often falls by the wayside. It is an area that doesn't just "take care of itself," does it? Add to this that it is wrought with relational complexities, past hurts and numerous misunderstandings, and it's no surprise that many marriages miss out on the tender, vulnerable and amazing sex that God intended. I did remarry in 2003 and I have no regrets about the decision I made to pay close attention to our intimacy -- in and out of bed!
In talking with women, I soon discovered that many felt isolated in the frustrations and struggles they faced with sexual intimacy. They were hungry for a safe setting where another wife would speak compassionately and authentically... and answer their questions.
I am not a doctor or a counselor. And I didn't set out to speak about sex. But I sure am glad that I now do. It's a call on my heart from God to come alongside women, find ways to strengthen and nurture marriage, and shed light on the great Christian resources available.
Want to know more? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (402) 981-4339. I imagine you and many of the women in your life would appreciate a speaker willing to talk on this sensitive issue.