A new article from the Huffington Post contends that many engaged couples do not talk openly or honestly enough before tying the knot—but Dallas pastor Ed Young says pre-marital counseling can help.
Online PR News – 06-July-2012 –Marriage is a huge step in the life of any individual, and any couple—and it is not a step that should ever be made without foresight and careful consideration. Certainly, most married couples would attest that communication is one of the building blocks of a happy marriage, yet a recent article in the Huffington Post suggests that many engaged couples fail to talk with each other openly or honestly enough before tying the knot. The article says that many couples get married before properly discussing their own views on matters such as religion, finance, and sex—and this lack of preparedness can lead to trouble down the road. However, there are ways in which this trouble can be avoided—and Dallas Pastor Ed Young says that pre-marital counseling is high on the list.
Ed Young is a pastor and author who has spent his entire career offering practical, pastoral, and Bible-based guidance on issues related to family, marriage, and intimacy. Ed Young has responded to the new Huffington Post article with a press statement, in which he says frank and open communication is one of the best ways to prepare for marriage—and pre-marital counseling is one of the best ways to foster that kind of communication.
“After 30 years of marriage, I would only change one thing about the life I have built with my wonderful wife,” observes Dallas pastor and author Ed Young, in his new press statement. “I would like to have participated in pre-marriage counseling. There are many difficult conversations that couples must have to make a marriage work—a conversation about sex among them. With the guidance of biblically-based counseling, these topics are far easier to navigate.”
Young’s comments, endorsing pre-marital counseling and advocating for frank discussion about matters related to sexual intimacy, come on the heels of his most recent book, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse. In the book, Ed Young argues that sex is a vital building block of any healthy, happy marriage. He further contends that many Christian married couples downplay the very real, very significant benefits that regular sexual intimacy offers.
In Sexperiment, Ed Young also challenges Christian married couples to enjoy sexual intimacy together, every day for the course of a week. Young believes this simple challenge can open readers’ eyes to the rewards that a healthy sex life can bring to a marriage.
The founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, Ed Young is also the author of numerous books. His latest work is titled Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse, and is a joint project that he took on with his wife, Lisa. The book has drawn attention for its unconventional subject matter—namely, the importance of an active, healthy sex life within the bonds of marriage. Ed Young has long made it a point to preach about this important topic, in an effort to strengthen and enrich marriages. Additionally, he teaches his congregation about family, parenting, and other practical, real-world subjects.
To learn more about Ed Young, visit www.facebook.com/pastor.ed.young.