Tampa church says just do it!

By Susan Thurston for the Miami-Herald


This latest challenge is not about losing weight, saving money or eating more vegetables.

It’s about having sex. Lots of it. Every day, if you’re married. Or not at all, if you’re single.

An openly edgy Christian church in Tampa has launched a 30-Day Sex Challenge to help members improve their relationships and rediscover themselves. Single folks are to abstain from sex for 30 days, even if they are in a committed relationship. Married folks, on the other hand, are supposed to have sex every day for 30 days.

Leaders at Relevant Church launched the campaign the Sunday after Valentine’s Day.

”Of course, all the guys say it’s genius,” said Pastor Paul Wirth. “The married women think we’re out of our minds.”

Church members, most in their 20s and 30s, will get a journal to track their sexual encounters or lack thereof and jot down their feelings. Ranters can vent on the church’s blog, at

”At the end, the teacher isn’t going to grade the homework,” Wirth said. “But if you can get a couple to be intimate three days a week, their relationship is going to change.”

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