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Dallas Pastor Ed Young Claims That New Technology May Damage Intimacy of Relationships


July 17, 2012 - Grapevine, TX

Undoubtedly, digital technology has improved the ease with which people communicate. But the possibility that it has compromised some of the value of that communication remains. Although smartphones, text messaging, instant messaging, and even social media websites have enhanced the speed with which people communicate, this rapid exchange of ideas may very well sacrifice the intimacy that such communication should bolster. An article published by The Huffington Post reports that, although convenient, digital technology may threaten the intimacy that relationships need to survive. Dallas pastor Ed Young, who has spent many years preaching about the importance of intimacy, believes that couples can protect the strength of their relationships.

The aforementioned article asserts that today's population is "sacrificing face-to-face time for quick communication." This sacrifice can affect all relationships, even marriages, by decreasing the amount of time that individuals dedicate to creating an adequate level of intimacy. Ed Young has responded to this article with a press statement.

"Today's culture hinges on instant gratification," Ed Young, the founding pastor of Fellowship Church, asserts. "Relationships are becoming increasingly technology-driven, which decreases the chances that individuals have to connect with one another on a personal level. A strong degree of intimacy is important for all relationships, particularly marriages. While the innovations of today's society have indeed improved the convenience, speed, and ease of communication, it is important that couples remember the value of intimacy and make time to support it."

Ed Young has been preaching about intimacy for many years. Known for his rather untraditional approach to the topics of sex and marriage, Ed Young often and openly discusses the importance of a high level of intimacy -- and a healthy sex life -- within a successful marriage. In fact, his most recent publication, titled "Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse," details the practical and spiritual benefits that such a sex life can provide.

"Sexperiment" also issues a challenge to married couples to have sex each day for seven days. At the end of the week, Ed Young encourages the couples to talk about the benefits that their increased intimacy has provided. The book also enumerates ways in which couples can improve their love lives in an effort to make one another -- and the health of their relationship -- a priority.

ABOUT:

Dallas pastor Ed Young is the founder of Fellowship Church. Located in Grapevine, Texas, this church provides local residents with a place to worship, fellowship, and draw closer to the Lord. Ed Young has authored over a dozen books, including "Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse." "Sexperiment" was co-authored with Young's wife, Lisa, and urges married couples to take the time to strengthen their relationships through a heightened level of intimacy. In addition to regularly preaching about the importance of an active sexual relationship within a marriage, Ed Young often discusses parenting and families with his congregation.

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