Dallas Pastor Ed Young: In Digital Age, Intimacy More Important Than Ever

A new study finds that while digital technology may be great for quick communication, it is terrible for intimacy—a finding that draws comment from Dallas pastor Ed Young.

Online PR News – 31-May-2012 – Grapevine, Texas – In theory, digital technology makes communication much easier. E-mails and text messaging make it possible to communicate with someone else, or even with an entire group of people, in just a few seconds. While technology may make communication quicker and perhaps even simpler, however, it does not necessarily make it better. A new report, filed in the Huffington Post, takes note of the fact that digital "communication" is killing intimacy—a finding that has drawn the attention of Dallas pastor Ed Young.

The Huffington article conjectures that many citizens of this technologically adept culture are "sacrificing face-to-face time for quick communication." As a result, the article says, true intimacy might be suffering. Ed Young, who pastors Fellowship Church in the Dallas area, has long taught about the supreme importance of intimacy within our lives and our relationships—and he has responded to the Huffington article with a press statement.

sacrificing face-to-face time for quick communication.

Young's statement affirms the fact that a decline in intimacy is ultimately bad news for married couples, in particular. "In our instant gratification, technology-driven world, too many couples don't take the time they need to in order to connect," says Ed Young. "Communication is crucial to a successful marriage; and it's crucial for intimacy. This article has some great tips to help a couple reconnect the 'old fashioned' way!"

Indeed, Ed Young is passionate about showing couples different methods they can employ to better their communication and increase their intimacy. His most recent book, Sexperiment, tackles this issue in depth. The book, released earlier this year, addresses the importance of sex within the confines of a Christian marriage, and offers married couples practical advice on achieving a more passionate, creative, and active intimate life.

Ed Young's book is not just a collection of tips, however. Sexperiment also issues a challenge to readers. In the book, Ed Young exhorts Christian married couples to have sex together every day for a week, and then to evaluate the effect that this intimacy has on their marriage.

Ed Young has taught about the importance of sex within a marriage for years, and while Sexperiment affirms that sexual intimacy is not the most important thing in a marriage, it does claim that sexual intimacy offers "many benefits" to married couples. Some of these benefits include heightened standards of purity, stronger lines of communication, and a clearer understanding of God’s calling to the couple.

Ed Young is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. He has written 13 books, including his latest release, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse. The book, co-authored with his wife, Lisa, has garnered 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.