Thursday, November 13, 2008

Truth is Stranger #87: Church Issues The 7 Day Sex Challenge

(AP, Dallas) A pastor of a nondenominational mega-church issues a challenge--on a bed in front of the church--for all married couples to have sex 7 days in a row..."he plans to practice what he preaches."

There was apparently also a 30 day challenge at another church....

I think I'll let the comment box do the talking....

12 comments:

Meredith Gould said...

Should reveal how pro-life church members are...in about 9 months.

Steve T. said...

Are they all supposed to do it on that bed? Will he get out of the bed? And if he practices it, I hope hope hope he at least pulls a curtain. Wow.

Allen's Brain said...

The billboard sounds like it was spoken by Frankenstein's monster: "God love sex. Rrrraaarr."

Baron Korf said...

I do hope they are referring to sex that is open to life...

SherryTex said...

Did they tell the parishoners...this sermon is rated "R?"

LarryD said...

I think I would want to rest on the 7th day...or maybe not ;-)

But 30 days??? Wouldn't about 7 of those days be sort of....ummmm....errrr.... trying to be discrete here.... but isn't there an "icky" factor to consider?

PraiseDivineMercy said...

I read about it. Apparently it improved the marriages of the people who tried it because they had to schedule the time to be together alone.
I'm agreed that I hope that they are open to life.

MightyMom said...

Sounds like a GREAT idea!! I'll tell Subvet!

Allen's Brain said...

Um... I'm assuming this fellow is married. That would be a bit of an awkward promise, otherwise.

angelmeg said...

Allen he is actually 26 years married and that is why he said he would practice what he was preaching (so to speak).

I really like the idea of asking a congregation to think of reclaiming intercourse in the rightfully ordered place where it belongs, rather than just railing about where it has gotten out of control or off course.

Could you imagine this coming from a Catholic priest (except for the practicing what he preached part of course), there are times when I think our clergy still see all sex as inherantly bad.

Anonymous said...

One thing that has to change is using the phrase "have sex". That sounds so utilitarian. How about the "sacred marital embrace"?

John said...

Baron Korf wrote:

I do hope they are referring to sex that is open to life...

Well, it is a Protestant church, so there might not be a presumption of birth control.

On the other hand, there is a growing Protestant movement against birth control.

I just wonder how a single person could participate in this church activity.