By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- A North Texas pastor is bringing a taboo topic into the church.
He's talking about sex, and he wants the married members of his congregation to have more of it.
The Rev. Ed Young said churches are far too silent about a topic that God was never silent about and it's time to change that. He said it's time to talk about sex.
Fellowship Church is a non-traditional church with a progressive pastor who wants to talk about the birds and the bees.
"I'm not talking about verbal intercourse or emotional intercourse," Rev. Young said. "No, no, no. I'm talking about sexual intercourse."
The clearly outspoken Young said our culture has hijacked something God gave us and it's time to take it back.
"Today, we're beginning this ‘sex-periment,'" Young said. "Seven days of sex: How to move from whining about the economy to ‘Whoopie!'"
Married members of his congregation have agreed to take the challenge of seven days of sex.
Young, who is married with four children, will be taking his own challenge. It's one that he said will force couples to come out of hiding from one another.
"We're going to have sex so much, we have got to talk, we have got to deal with these issues," Young said. "We must be intimate."
To do so, the pastor said couples need to throw out all excuses.
According to Young, that means putting the kids, career and commitments on the backburner.
"Do it," Young said. "Just do it!"
Young encourages his flock to do it for God. The reverend said when a couple makes love, they're committing an act of worship.
"That might give a whole new twist, a whole new meaning to making love," Young said.
It's a dose of spiritual Viagra some Christians have been searching for.
Jim Priest, who is a member of Marriage Network Oklahoma, couldn't agree more. He said a week of ‘whoopie' could help couples do one important thing.
"They stop thinking about themselves and they start thinking about the other person and what brings pleasure to them," Priest said.
Young said it also brings pleasure to God, which is why Young plans to keep the three-letter word in the Church, and for anyone who may think this isn't the place or the time.
"If you have a problem with the church talking about sex, let me tell brother, you have a problem with God," Young said. "You don't have a problem with me, you have a problem with God."
Young stressed this "sex-periment" is for married couples only. He said singles and those dating should pray for those who've accepted the seven day challenge.
Reverend Young said he's also considering a 30-day challenge.