Dallas Pastor Ed Young Encourages Frank Discussion of Sex Among Christian Couples

A new report from the Huffington Post says there are some things every couple should discuss before getting married -- and pastor Ed Young says sex should be high on the list

Jun 07, 2012, 06:00 ET from Ed Young

GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting married is a huge step in any person's life, and it is a step that couples should never make without the proper preparation. A new article from the Huffington Post highlights some of the areas in which couples can prepare for married life together -- and specifically, which topics couples should thoroughly discuss before tying the knot. Some of these important conversation topics include religion, finance, and whether or not the couple wishes to have children. Also on the list is sex -- and according to Dallas pastor Ed Young, sex is indeed something every couple should discuss before getting married.

In fact, Ed Young says this is especially true for Christian couples, more likely to shy away from the topic of intimacy before they say their vows. In a new statement to the press, the Dallas pastor highlights the importance of discussing sex, frankly and candidly, before marriage. "My wife and I have been married for 30 years," says Young. "If we could do one thing differently before we got married, it would be to get some strong, biblically based pre-marriage counseling. Marriage is hard enough when everything is hitting on all cylinders. So don't wait until after the wedding to handle the difficult conversations!"

Talking about sex is not something that every religious person is comfortable with, but Ed Young has developed a reputation for teaching openly and honestly on the subject. In fact, his practical and pastoral views on intimacy were recently compiled into a new book, called Sexperiment, released earlier this year.

Sexperiment is a book in which Ed Young and his wife, Lisa, discuss the many practical and spiritual benefits that come to Christian married couples when they enjoy regular sexual intimacy.

The Youngs list many of these benefits in Sexperiment itself, including stronger lines of communication and heightened standards of intimacy. Additionally, Ed Young says that having passionate and creative sex, on a regular basis, helps married couples better understand God's purpose for them as a couple.

In addition to detailing the benefits of regular sexual intimacy, however, Sexperiment also issues a challenge. The book challenges Christian married couples to have sex together every day for a full week, and then to see the ways in which it positively affects their relationship and their life together.

Ed Young is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. He has written more than a dozen books, including his latest release, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse. The book, co-authored with his wife, Lisa, has gained a great deal of attention for its unconventional take on the importance of sex within a marriage. While many religious leaders avoid the topic, Ed Young has preached the importance of intimacy within a marriage for years. He is also a passionate teacher on the topics of family, parenting, and more.

For more information about Ed Young and Sexperiment, visit www.thesexperiment.com