Living Wholehearted

November 09, 2021

Ep. 104 : Sex is Complicated: Let’s Talk About It with Mike Novotny

We are in the middle of a short series on sexuality and what the Bible has to say about it. According to George Barna's American Worldview Inventory 2021, nearly half of all theologically born-again individuals (43%) say premarital sex is morally acceptable. Millions of Christians, married couples included, still struggle in their own bedrooms. The epidemic of pornography continues to grow. Recent research revealed that a popular pornography site processes 81 million daily average visits. 50,000 searches per minute!  Today Jeff and Terra are joined by Mike Novotny. Mike is a pastor at The CORE, a church in downtown Appleton, WI, as well as spiritual leader and lead speaker for Time of Grace, a media ministry that reaches people more than a million times each month through weekly television broadcasts and podcasts. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, continuing his streak of 37 years of playing organized soccer, running long distances and reading any nonfiction he can get his hands on. Mike is used to tackling taboo topics with an open Bible, including: anxiety, sexuality, gender, depression, divorce, suicide, addiction, abuse, abortion, pornography, and more. He has authored many books over the years, the most recent is entitled: Sex is Complicated: Let's Talk About It. For different people, sex can be exciting, interesting, bittersweet, triggering or even urgent. And it's a topic that's still unfortunately not talked about enough in the church. But you know who is talking about it? Everyone else. And who is profoundly influencing thought on it in our culture? Everyone else. So...let’s dive in! Read More

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About Living Wholehearted

We define a leader as anyone with a following. Whether you are a parent or a CEO, or both, how you lead matters. When a leader lives with integrity, everyone in their wake benefits. And when they don't, everyone in their wake pays, it's just a matter of time. We are a husband and wife team HELPING LEADERS of all types LIVE WITH INTEGRITY through Biblical, Clinical, and Relational Wisdom. The Living Wholehearted Podcast is filled with grace, hope, and practical tools to help you in every relationship that matters most to you in your home, work, and community. Become a leader who is shrinking their integrity gap between what you say and how you actually live. Join us in the movement of becoming a Wholehearted Leader!

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About Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff Mattson (MA ORL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are Christian Parenting spokespeople and the co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast in the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.


After two decades studying and working in leadership and trauma-informed therapy, Jeff and Terra are bridging the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom to help leaders live with integrity in the home, work, and community.


They are the co-founders of Living Wholehearted, a professional counseling and organizational development firm. Terra is the author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace and together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between what Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff and Terra have skin in the game as they raise their two daughters just outside Portland, OR on five acres of old growth woods. There is never a dull moment in the Mattson home!

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