As I write this, the most popular article at Time is "And God Said, 'Just Do It?'" The article (warning: some readers may find it too explicit) speaks about how churches are developing programs based on how to add more sizzle and spice to the marital bed. The programs include "40 Nights of Grrreat Sex" and "The 30-Day Sex Challenge."
I initially wondered whether this really was the best way for churches to invest their time and resources. I then came across the quote by Pastor Paul Wirth, a pastor from Relevant Church who developed the "30-Day Sex Challenge," and was disturbed even more.
When it comes to sex, Wirth contends, many are thinking, "If this doesn't get better, it's gonna be a really sucky life."
The quote just reeks of today's "me"-centered society and elevates great sex as the ultimate goal of life. What happened to man's chief end being to glorify God and enjoy him forever? What about all of those who have taken a vow of celibacy and service to God? Do they have a "sucky" life?
What do you think about these programs and the pastor's assertion? Should churches be so involved in creating sizzle in the bedroom?