SOURCE: Ed Young Fellowship Church
GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) - The purpose of digital technology is to improve the lives of individuals, making it easier for them to communicate ideas with one another. Although technology has achieved this goal, through email, text messaging, and instant messaging, it has done so at the cost of real intimacy. As such, it is contended that, in making communication easier, digital technology has actually decreased the quality of communication that occurs. An article published by the Huffington Post reports that the incorporation of such technology into everyday life has actually ruined the intimacy that many couples once shared. Dallas pastor Ed Young, known for his unconventional emphasis on healthy levels of intimacy in a marriage, is determined to help people reverse this effect.
The aforementioned article puts forth the idea that people of today's popular culture are "sacrificing face-to-face time for quick communication." As a result, the article contends, real intimacy has become a rarity in today's society. As the founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, Ed Young has preached the importance of lasting intimacy to his congregation for years. Naturally, he has released a statement regarding this exceedingly disturbing report.
"Today's culture is characterized by a need for instant gratification," stated Ed Young. "In today's world, relationships are driven by technology. As a result, too many couples do not actually connect with one another on a personal level. To build a lasting marriage, couples must create a high degree of intimacy. Although it is unfortunate that some of the greatest inventions of today's generation have led to the demise of the quality of many relationships, the Huffington Post has shed light on several ways in which couples can improve their use of technology -- and their relationships."
An expert on the subject of intimacy within a marriage, Ed Young has recently released his 13th book. A project he co-authored with his wife, Lisa, the publication is titled Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse. An extension of his unconventional sermons about a healthy sexual relationship within a marriage, this book sheds light on the practical and spiritual benefits that a high degree of intimacy can provide a couple.
Aside from the information that Sexperiment offers, the book issues a challenge to readers: Ed Young and his wife urge married couples to have sex every day for one week. After the week is over, the couples are encouraged to consider the many ways in which their relationship has improved.
Although he is known for his sermons regarding the importance of sex within a marriage, Ed Young is quick to remind readers that sex is not the only component of a healthy relationship. Through his challenge, he hopes couples will find higher standards of purity, communication, and understanding.
Ed Young is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church, which is located in Grapevine, Texas. He has written 13 books, including the recent Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with your Spouse, which he co-authored with his wife, Lisa. Ed Young is known for his untraditional sermons that focus on intimacy, family life, and parenting.
For more information about Ed Young and Sexperiment, visit www.thesexperiment.com.