A recent study reports that the surge in digital technology has decreased the level of intimacy that individuals share. Ed Young, a Dallas-based pastor, hopes that his insight into this important topic will encourage couples to improve the intimacy of their relationships.
Online PR News – 26-June-2012 – Grapevine, Texas – Digital technology is created to improve the convenience of communication; email, text messaging, and instant messaging were all designed to make communication easier and more effective. Unfortunately, in the process of improving the efficiency of communication, digital technology has sacrificed the intimacy that communication used to help build. Huffington Post reports that the increase in digital communication has the potential to ruin intimacy for couples. Dallas Pastor Ed Young believes this to be an issue that requires immediate attention.
The Huffington Post article asserts that, by using digital technology as a primary mode of communication, individuals in today's world are "sacrificing face-to-face time for quick communication." The cost of this sacrifice, in many instances, is the level of intimacy that couples are able to achieve. Ed Young, who founded Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, has made it his goal to share the importance of intimacy within a marriage with the world. He has released a statement in reaction to the findings reported by the Huffington Post article.
"Instant gratification is held as a primary goal of our society," stated Ed Young. "Today, the interaction between people is driven by technology and, as a result, too many couples miss out on the opportunity to connect with one another in an intimate way. A high degree of intimacy is crucial in creating a strong, lasting marriage. Although it is rather unfortunate that today's great innovations have sacrificed one of the most important aspects of a healthy relationship, Huffington Post has provided readers with some wonderful ways to overcome the obstacles that digital technology has created."
Ed Young has spent years preaching about the importance of intimacy within a marriage. In fact, he has released 13 books containing his ideas regarding successful relationships. His latest release, titled Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse, is a project that he co-authored with his wife, Lisa. Throughout the book, he and Lisa detail the benefits of intimacy and sexual activity within a marriage, as well as the spiritual and practical benefits that intimacy can provide.
Sexperiment also offers a challenge to readers, encouraging them to have sex with their spouse each day for seven days. After the week is over, they are urged to analyze the ways in which this experience has strengthened their relationship.
While a healthy sexual relationship is crucial to the survival of a marriage, it is not the only important aspect of a lasting union. From intimacy, Ed Young knows couples will gain insight regarding communication, understanding, and purity.
Ed Young is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. To date, he has written 13 books, including the latest, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse, which he co-authored with Lisa, his wife. Ed Young has built his career teaching his congregation about the importance of intimacy, family, and parenting. For additional information visit www.facebook.com/pastor.ed.young.