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 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.
The marriage bed is supposed to be undefiled (read Hebrews 13). That means unique (in the sense of maintaining purity and intimacy) and putting a bed on a church roof (who are the people who put up with this to keep this guy employed? Are they that silly??) is anything but valuing the uniqueness of the marital relationship in its most intimate expression.
Two days after their book, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse, is released Tuesday, the Youngs will take part in a 24-hour “bed-in,” which will be streamed on the book’s website as they engage the audience on issues related to intimacy in marriage. The book encourages married couples to have sex for seven straight days – a challenge that made headlines in 2008 when Pastor Young first introduced it to his church – with the promise that the “amazing results” will last far beyond the week.
It’s nothing more than a publicity stunt by a circus clown craving attention. It has nothing in the world to do with Christianity, worship, marriage, or anything of the sort. Christian people don’t need to watch pastors and their wives in bed to be encouraged to treat marriage with respect and dignity. In fact, such ‘pastors’ only teach their people, and the world, that what they really desire isn’t intimacy with their spouse, they want to be on tv.
And the Church isn’t a sex clinic anyway (though evidently out in Texas that’s what they like their churches to be).
Ed and his wife ought to go on Celebrity Wife Swap. Oh wait, Ted Haggard beat them to it. And everyone knows Ted is all about marital fidelity and the intimacy of the marital relationship.
[HT Michael Acidri on FB].