In less than a week, our newest book Sexperiment will begin to strengthen marriages, repair families and ultimately change the way people see the connection between God and sex. Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find in our upcoming book.
Sex. For such a small word, it has an enormous influence on our lives. From the time we’re very young, sex is something we hear about, talk about, and think about—whether it’s in a healthy way or not. It’s in our music. It’s in our movies, television programs, magazines, and books. Conventional wisdom in the advertising industry is “sex sells.” If they want to sell a product, from shampoo to automobiles, they do all they can to get us to believe it will make us be more sexy, or get more sex. Yet, no matter what we may think we know about sex, so many people don’t understand the full effect it was designed to have.
The Sexperiment is a challenge that was created to help you and your spouse reconnect with what sex is supposed to be. The premise of the challenge is simple and clear: Have sex with your spouse once a day for seven consecutive days. It may not seem like a lot on its surface, but the implications of having sex for a week, as you will discover in reading this book, are much more intricate and will produce long-lasting results. For one week of your life, if you decide to take it on and get it on, the Sexperiment is designed to help you realize just how much sexual intimacy can do for your marriage.
From Ed and me to all of you…hope to see you this weekend or next!
Christmas cards, like our family’s this year, are interesting. Essentially, each photo is a single moment captured in time. But behind each picture is a wide range of circumstances; there’s a story to be told.
As we approach Christmas, we take time to celebrate that moment when God sent his son, Jesus Christ, to earth. But it doesn’t end there. Behind that moment is a vast array of circumstances; it’s the greatest story ever told!
A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to be part of the Armed and Dangerous Retreat, hosted by sweet friends Lori Wilhite and Brandi Wilson. It was a fabulous time of connecting, sharing and learning from some great women in ministry!
At one point, I was part of a Q&A session where I was asked several questions that brought the reality of day-to-day life as a pastor’s wife to the forefront of the discussion.
One of the biggest questions I was asked was …
How do you get your children to love the ministry? This is such a crucial issue as a pastor’s wife, because I believe we play a major role in how our children view the church. It comes down to this: so goes my attitude (and Ed’s) towards ministry, so goes our children’s attitude towards ministry.
Ed teaches leaders that the ministry is “brutiful” – that there’s a beautiful side and a brutal side to it. That’s so, so true. As a pastor’s wife (and Ed as a pastor), our job is to protect our children as much as we can from the brutal side of it and to show them the beautiful, life-changing, miraculous aspects of ministry.
Some of the other questions I was asked at the Armed and Dangerous Retreat were:
How do you handle criticism?
What do you do if there is a moral issue to deal with?
How do you balance family and ministry day-to-day?
I truly believe this is a time when we can learn from each other and open up about some of the tough to handle issues we all deal with in life. I hope you’ll join us for this live session. I can’t wait to answer your questions!
I'm a Christ-follower, wife, mother (of four) and woman who lives on the front lines of ministry. I believe God has given each of us meaning, value and purpose. My passion is to help you not only discover that purpose, but also to help you pursue it every day and in every way possible!