What are your thoughts about this pastor/church challenging their church to a 30-day sex challenge? The challenge for single folks is 30 days of no sex. [via CNN]
A southwest Florida church issued a challenge for its married members: Hanky panky every day.
Relevant Church head pastor Paul Wirth issued the 30-day sex challenge to take on high divorce rates.
“And that’s no different for people who attend church,” Wirth said Sunday. “Sometimes life gets in the way. Our jobs get in the way.”
The challenge doesn’t extend to unwed congregants, however.
I think the idea is interesting but lacks sensitivity for various reasons and awkward that it takes place during the Lent season – culminating on Palm Sunday.
How would you respond if your church did something like this? Would definitely make the conversations during fellowship time quite interesting…
* The billboard in the video pretty much sums it up that part of the motivation is to attract people. I have to trust that their hearts [church leadership] are in the right place but it’s amazing that in a church’s attempt to be “relevant”…how far they miss the mark.
In my humble opinion, they really missed the mark.
But they certainly “succeeded” in getting people’s attention. I’m sure their web traffic these few days have spiked dramatically.