You always hear about how conservative Christians are all for abstinence until marriage.
What you don’t always hear about is how they are completely pro-sex after marriage. Freaks, really.
But how much is enough?
A church in Dallas is asking congregants to get it on for seven straight days. And the pastor will be doing it, too:
“We’re going to give it a try,” said the Rev. Ed Young, who has four children with his wife of 26 years.
Young, 47, said he believes society promotes promiscuity and he wants to reclaim sex for married couples. Sex should be a nurturing, spiritual act that strengthens marriages, he said.
“God says sex should be between a married man and a woman,” Young said. “I think it’s one of the greatest things you can do for your kids because so goes the marriage, so goes the family.”
Young said he will deliver his seven-day sex challenge while sitting on a bed in front of his Dallas-area church campus.
But seven days is nothing.
Earlier in the year, a church in Tampa encouraged members to have sex for thirty straight days.
We know, it sounds crazy. However, we believe this challenge will not only improve sex lives, but also strengthen relationships. In this series married couples will review the obvious needs of him and uncover the forgotten needs of her and singles will cut through the illusions and consider the qualities that result in healthy relationships.
But thirty days is nothing.
Whether he wanted it or not.
This is all a lot of pent up sexual frustration in a culture in which girls are taught to withhold their sexuality almost entirely until they get hitched.
The churches’ attempts at fixing the problem is so forced, you would think the sex would lose any sort of spontaneity or excitement.
Isn’t it better to just follow what your body and emotions are telling you without all the hangup?