Grapevine, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
In many ways, the concepts of strength and vulnerability might seem to be at odds with one another, almost as though they are polar opposites. According to a new article from Forbes, however, the two concepts may have more in common than first assumed. The article suggests that vulnerability is a key to intimacy—and that intimacy, in turn, is vital for building a strong, lasting relationship with someone. This report comes on the heels of a new book from Dallas pastor Ed Young, who argues along similar lines in his teachings on marital intimacy.
Indeed, the Forbes article establishes intimacy as a cornerstone of any happy, lasting, and meaningful relationship. The article even goes as far as to isolate a vulnerable, intimate relationship as one that will be well equipped to deal with major life setbacks, such as unemployment or financial woes.
Similarly, Dallas author and minister Ed Young proposes that an intimate relationship lies at the heart of a strong marriage. His new book, Sexperiment, released earlier this year, and has attracted much media attention for its unconventional take on sex and marriage.
Where many religious leaders ultimately shy away from discussions of sexuality within a marriage, the topic has reached new levels of popularity in recent months. Pastors like Mark Driscoll have generated controversy for their teachings on the subject, but Ed Young’s book has remained noteworthy largely for its pragmatic, pastoral focus.
In the book, the pastor lists specific ways in which couples can cultivate a stronger, more passionate intimate life together. He also outlines the key benefits that Christian married couples experience when their intimate lives are strong and satisfying.
Sexperiment is not just a set of instructions, but it is also a challenge. In the book, the Dallas Pastor Ed Young encourages Christian married couples to have sex together every day for a week, and then to evaluate the effect that this intimacy has on their marriage. Along the way, he exhorts them to pause and reflect on matters both spiritual and romantic.
Ultimately, though, Ed Young’s book, like the Forbes report, exists largely to underscore how important intimacy truly is. According to the pastor, this concept is widely misunderstood, even in Christian circles. “While many would argue, rightly so, that there is a lot more to marriage than just sex, there are also a lot of benefits,” says the pastor. He continues to note that the book is designed to be “a tremendous catalyst that leads to much more than a week of happiness.”
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.