GRAPEVINE, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/11/12 -- Marriage is a major life decision -- one that no couple should agree upon without proper contemplation. In a recent article, the Huffington Post details some of the ways in which engaged couples can prepare for the challenges of marriage. In particular, the article considers the subjects that couples should discuss openly and honestly before they exchange their vows. Among these subjects are religion and finances, as well as whether partners want children and, if so, how many. Also numbered among these topics is sex. Ed Young, a pastor who is based in Dallas, Texas, believes that sex is, without a doubt, a topic that couples should discuss before they decide to wed.
Ed Young asserts that sex is a particularly important topic of conversation for Christian couples who are considering marriage. Those who follow this faith are less likely to be open about intimacy before they tie the knot, so Ed Young is encouraging them to open the lines of communication.
"After 30 years of marriage, I would only change one thing about the life I have built with my wonderful wife," commented Ed Young. "I would like to have participated in pre-marriage counseling. There are many difficult conversations that couples must have to make a marriage work -- a conversation about sex among them. With the guidance of biblically-based counseling, these topics are far easier to navigate."
Sex is not a common religious topic. In fact, many religious institutions and individuals shy away from it. Ed Young, on the other hand, has built a reputation for being an open and honest resource about this topic. He knows that this is one area in which couples need guidance, and he has supplied this in a number of ways. Most recently, he has released a book called "Sexperiment," which is compiled of his practical and religious ideas pertaining to a healthy sex life within the bonds of marriage.
"Sexperiment" is the joint project of Dallas Pastor Ed Young and Lisa Young, his wife. Throughout the publication, they consider the spiritual benefits that Christians can enjoy due to an active level of sexual intimacy. Some of these benefits include stronger communication skills and a better understanding of God's plan for the marriage.
"Sexperiment" challenges Christian couples to reap these benefits by having sex every day for seven days. Over the course of this week, Ed Young encourages couples to notice the positive changes that this new level of intimacy provides.
The founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, Ed Young has written numerous publications. His latest book is titled "Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse," and is a joint project that he took on with his wife, Lisa. The book has attracted attention for its unconventional subject matter: The importance of an active, healthy sex life within the bonds of marriage. Although the majority of religious leaders stray away from discussions about sex, Ed Young has made it a point to preach about this important topic in an effort to strengthen marriages. Additionally, he teaches his congregation about family, parenting, and other pertinent subjects.
To learn more about Ed Young and "Sexperiment," visit www.thesexperiment.com.