Monday, March 19, 2012
The three letter swear word in Church "S3X"
As a guy, I fall into the stereotypical GUY column of "why on earth would I ever read a Marriage book"...
This book was written for me. First off it catches the attention of the guys out there with the title! Like they say, sex sells... Then it is written primarily to the men by Ed Young, with sections to the women as well.
All through the first couple chapters you can catch yourself going 'oh that applies' preach it! And then it hits home.
Having been married for 11 years now and having 4 kids, so many of the 'sexcuses' that are mentioned in this book apply to our marriage. I read this book thinking of so many things that I wanted to put into play that would bring our marriage better strength and intimacy that would last as we move forward with God's plan for our lives (Adopting 2 special needs children from China).
After reading this book I want to buy cases of them and give them away to all the married couples in our church. No one tells you that your marriage may grow cold, or monotonous. Could that be why so many people are getting divorces, especially in the church? When a bump comes they question their entire marriage?
This book will bring you closer together (IF you follow through with what steps are mentioned); and it will bring you more intimacy as you learn to "become one flesh" or one person. It is hard to love your spouse as you love your self when you think of them as a separate person and not an extension of yourself... yet this book teaches us to work towards being ONE...
This book will change your life. And it's not just for married couple either. It gives advise to those who are engaged or even unequally yoked. (And rightfully so they set the guidelines that the intimacy part is designed by God ONLY for married couples!)
Here is what the publisher had to say about this book.
The predominant message in our culture is that it's okay to have sex whenever, wherever, and however we want. Sex has become just sex. But while society has taken sex too far, the church hasn't taken it far enough.
God wants couples to make love in marriage-with passion, with purpose, and with pleasure. Marriages aren't experiencing all the benefits that come from a healthy sex life. Couples are facing a barrage of influences that keep them from connecting with each other regularly-the kids, the career, the house, the errands, etc.
SEXPERIMENT shows people that sex in marriage is more than just sex, and it's more than a chore. The Youngs believe it's time to get back to understanding the context of sex in marriage and that it's time for couples to break the barriers keeping them from a healthy sexual relationship. Couples ought to experience the benefits of having sex regularly, intentionally, and creatively. SEXPERIMENT will allow couples to discover that the intersection of God and sex can lead to a life punctuated by exclamation marks!
Pick up a COPY or 2. You won't regret it!