Ed and Lisa Young, founders of Texas-based Fellowship Church, will spend 24 hours in bed on the church roof next week and stream themselves discussing sex live on the Internet to encourage married couples to see firsthand the power of a healthy sex life as prescribed in their new book, Sexperiment. Throughout the hour period beginning at 6 a. Friday, Jan.
Evangelical pastor Ed Young believes Christians should practice what they preach, which is why he and his wife Lisa plan to spend 24 hours this Friday in bed on the roof of his churchstreaming the marathon bed-in live on the Internet. No, the Youngs won't be having sex, though that's an important part of the message they're spreading to members of their megachurch in Grapevine, Texas. Instead, the couple will be hosting an open discussion about marriage, relationships, sex and other topics covered in their new book, "Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse," which explores ways for married Christian couples to develop and maintain healthy sex lives.
As the first of my friends to receive such a gift, they came to me for tips on taking care of the first precious piece of jewelry many of us had been entrusted to protect. She looked apprehensive. The concern over leaving her ruby ring just hanging there on a hook was apparent.
As a teen, I was taught abstinence-only sex education. I pledged purity, and I made it known to all the boys around me. The very next year, at age 15, I became pregnant. Among unmarried adult evangelicals under 30, 8 in 10 have had sex.
Virginity pledges or abstinence pledges or purity pledges are commitments made by teenagers and young adults to refrain from sexual intercourse until marriage. The first virginity pledge program was True Love Waitsstarted in by the Southern Baptist Conventionwhich now claims over 2. Another prominent virginity pledge program was the Silver Ring Thing SRT which started in has been featured in hundreds of media reports worldwide.
In the United States, the teen pregnancy rate is higher than in any other western industrialized country, according to the U. At the same time, a growing number of American teens and young adults have been diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases STDs. While individuals aged 15 to 24 make up 27 percent of the U.
Terry Gross. When she was 13, Linda Kay Klein joined an evangelical church that valued sexual purity. She recounts her experiences in the memoir Pure.
The marriages and sex lives represented in the church look no better than the world's. And the reason is because our approach to the subject is based on restraint rather than vision. If you want to experience all of the pleasure and happiness God intended for your marriage, this book is a must-read.
Evangelical or born-again Christians are more likely than other Americans to believe it is morally wrong for unmarried adults to have sex, that sex outside of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects, and that the government should only fund abstinence-only education. These ideas are often delivered through highly popular abstinence-only or purity-code curricula that evangelical children get while attending church, despite research that shows abstinence-only education does not reduce sexual behavior in teens. According to a study, 27 percent of women in the U.
A week after the Rev. Ed Young challenged husbands and wives among his flock of 20, to strengthen their unions through Seven Days of Sex, his advice was — keep it going. Sometimes he reclined on the paisley coverlet while flipping through a Bible, emphasizing his point that it is time for the church to put God back in the bed.