Ed Young's Intimacy Advice Affirmed by Forbes Report

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A new report from Forbes suggests that intimacy and vulnerability are essential ingredients in any healthy relationship—a conclusion that supports the teachings of Christian pastor Ed Young, Jr.

The notion of intimacy is so foundational to human happiness; it sometimes shows up in the most unexpected of places. For example, a recent article in Forbes—a publication best known for dealing with financial and business issues—highlights the fact that intimacy is necessary to sustain a healthy marriage. The article highlights the need for openness and vulnerability within any romantic relationship, and in so doing it lends support to the teachings of Texas pastor Ed Young.

Indeed, if the Forbes article calls for greater openness and vulnerability between partners, Ed Young, Jr. offers instructions for achieving these things. His new book, Sexperiment, was written with his wife, Lisa. In it, Ed Young discusses his views on the biblical teachings regarding sex and marriage, and ultimately concludes that sex is one of the building blocks of a healthy married relationship.

In fact, the pastor lists numerous ways in which a creative, passionate, and consistent sex life can help Christian married couples be happier. Among these benefits he lists open communication, “a richer sense of purity,” “true oneness as a couple,” and a sharper, deeper understanding of God’s plan for marriage.

Ed Young is quick to point out that the book is not only about sex. “Married couples will grow closer to one another, not only through seven days of sex, but through dialogue, connection, and vulnerability,” he notes. However, sexual activity lies at the heart of the book, and forms the basis of Ed Young’s challenge to readers.

That challenge calls for Christian married couples to enjoy having sex together every day for a week, and then to frankly evaluate the effect that passionate, creative sex has on their married life together. Ed Young encourages couples to actively take this challenge, but also intends Sexperiment to be used as a discussion guide for church-wide study groups and Sunday School classes.

Ed Young summarizes his teachings on the matter by noting that “there is a lot more to marriage than just sex, but there are also numerous benefits.”


Ed Young is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. He has written more than a dozen books, including his latest release, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse. The book, written alongside wife Lisa, has garnered a great deal of attention for its unconventional take on the importance of sex within a marriage. While many religious leaders avoid the topic, Ed Young has preached the importance of intimacy within a marriage for years.

For more information about Ed Young and Sexperiment, visit http://www.thesexperiment.com.

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