In November the pastor of a megachurch said he would challenge his married congregants to have sex for seven straight days. He also planned to practice what he preached as well.
When issuing his statement he said “We’re going to give it a try,” said Rev. Ed Young, who has four children with his wife of 26 years.
Why the 7 day sex challenge? Young believes that society promotes promiscuity and he wants to reclaim sex for married couples. He said that sex should be a nurturing, spiritual at that strengthens marriages.
“God says sex should be between a married man and a woman,” Young said. “I think it’s one of the greatest things you can do for your kids because so goes the marriage, so goes the family.”
He is founder of the nondenominational Fellowship Church, which draws about 20,000 people each Sunday and also has campuses in Fort Worth, Plano and Miami.
Earlier this year, a southwest Florida pastor, perhaps having more faith in his congregants’ stamina, issued a 30-day sex challenge.
There is no word as to how many couples participated in his challenge.