God Wants You To Get Laid (Or Eat Chocolate Cake)

I love this article in the New York Times about a pastor who told his congregation of some 20,000 people to spend a week having sex at least once a day with their spouses.

A week after the Rev. Ed Young challenged husbands and wives among his flock of 20,000 to strengthen their unions through Seven Days of Sex, his advice was — keep it going.

Mr. Young, an author, a television host and the pastor of the evangelical Fellowship Church, issued his call for a week of “congregational copulation� among married couples on Nov. 16, while pacing in front of a large bed. Sometimes he reclined on the paisley coverlet while flipping through a Bible, emphasizing his point that it is time for the church to put God back in the bed.

“Today we’re beginning this sexperiment, seven days of sex,� he said, with his characteristic mix of humor, showmanship and Scripture. “How to move from whining about the economy to whoopee!�

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But if you make the time to have sex, it will bring you closer to your spouse and to God, he has said. You will perform better at work, leave a loving legacy for your children to follow and may even prevent an extramarital affair.

“If you’ve said, ‘I do,’ do it,� he said. As for single people, “I don’t know, try eating chocolate cake,� he said.

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I’m all for married people having sex and talking about it at their place of worship–I think this kind of thing needs to happen more often in synagogues, actually. I have to say, though, I’m a little offended by the ‘try eating chocolate cake’ crack.  I mean, really? This is the best he can do?

If we’re so hell-bent on making people happy and sexually fulfilled in marriage, then we need to start educating and discussing good relationship skills well before the wedding day and the sexual problems begin. I love cake as much as the next girl, but I gotta tell you, I’m way more into my boyfriend than I’m into, say, Duncan Hines.

For a more official Jewish position on premarital sex, click here.

Posted on November 24, 2008

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