A Dallas pastor has challenged (if that is the right word) his married congregants to have sex for seven straight days in order to strengthen their relationships. I use the word 'challenge' here rather arbitrarily, as it may have negative connotations, although none are implied. You can choose 'encourage', 'dare' or "promote" if you prefer!
The Rev. Ed Young is the pastor of a "mega church" in Texas (mega churches are so called due to their enormous size, memberships in the tens to hundreds of thousands and their powerful international reach) and wants husbands and wives to reconnect on a very intimate, personal level, in order to show their commitment to their marriages.
On another, grander level, a couple married for 11 years have been doing the talk-show rounds recently, promoting the husband's book "Just Do It", that advises couples to have sex for 101 days straight in order to enhance their marriage/relationship. Doug and Annie Brown said they made it to the 101 days and were exhausted - but felt more intimate and connected with each other.
However, so exhausted were they, that they took a month off from sex afterward! But they have no regrets and feel they have a better, stronger and more fun relationship as a result.
Doug Brown wrote the book after hearing friends talk about what they referred to as the "100 day club" meaning they hadn't had sex with their partners (for a variety of reasons) for 100 days or more. The book is not graphic or even R-rated, rather a fun, anecdotal account of the lives of two busy marrieds with children, with their 101 days of sex thrown in for good measure.
For more information on this book, and to read an excerpt, click here :
Do you think challenges like this are a good idea? Do they make sex a duty and a chore or do they encourage men and women to stop making excuses as to why they are not more intimate and allow them the chance to reconnect?
Would you take on one of these challenges?
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