It’s been a little over a year since our discussion about whether you could manage to have 30 days of consecutive sex with your spouse and if it would improve your marriage. I thought it would be an appropriate time to check back in and see if any of our moms actually tried it during the year and what their results were from the challenge.
If you don’t remember, here’s the background on the 30-day sex challenge for married couples:
A church in Florida wanted to help married couples deal with the major problems in their lives: money and sex.
The church set up a financial series to help address the fiduciary issues. And, for their sexual problems, the church challenged the married couples to have sex at least once a day for 30 continuous days.
The pastor of the Relevant Church in Tampa, Fla., says that God wants married couples to have sex. His church believes that by increasing intimacy the couples will increase communication. The theory is if the couples have sex for 30 days then sex would become a habit.
I heard from an old friend several months ago who told me that she and her friend tried the challenge at the same time. The two couples had very different results.
My friend said it worked out really well for her and her husband. She said they made it the full 30 days, and it was kind of nice not wondering if he was going to make a move that night, she just knew they were going to do it.
On the flip side, the challenge didn’t go well for her friend and the couple felt like it revealed some deeper problems in their marriage.
OK, so you had a year to try to pull off the 30-day sex challenge. Did you give it a try? How long did you make it? What were your results – did it help your marriage, did it reveal other weaknesses, did it increase your frequency of sex after the 30 days?