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Preaching To The Choir

This is a special, one might almost say wonderful, day. You see, there’s a preacher down in Grapevine, TX, (near my old stomping grounds) who’s offering advice. He wants married couples to have sex every day, starting today.

Hands up, all the husbands and wives who think this is a great idea. (Sorry, hard to type with one hand in the air) And, by the way, I’m going to skip all the easy jokes about how men never have enough sex.*

Ed Harris, senior pastor of the Fellowship Church in Grapevine, which is a huge mega-church of the sort really only found in Texas and one which has about 20,000 people come to worship each Sunday, is, of course, absolutely wrong. At least in my opinion. I’m of the belief that sex should only take place between mature, consenting adults, with or without a marriage license. (Again, only my opinion. [But I’m right.]) Still, Harris did come up with a good idea anyway. See, Harris said he thinks marriage is the only right place for sex. That is, if you’re not married, you shouldn’t be having sex. So, he said, to celebrate the joys of marriage, he wants married couples to have sex every day for a week.

Now, if we accept his premise that marriage is the only place for sex, this basically amounts to him rubbing it into the faces of those people who are single. “Neener, neener, neener. Look at us! We can have sex and you can’t. Ha, ha, ha.” Or something like that. If we don’t accept his premise, well, it’s still a good idea.

My wife, known to me as She Who Knows What She’s Talking About, is a partner in a Charlotte sexual health and education clinic. When I told her about this story, she said no matter the cause, she thinks the effect is a great idea. Making appointments for sex and then keeping these appointments can work to help a couple increase their intimacy and that’s always a good idea. Now if she’d only take her own advice.**

So, dear reader dudes, let’s (partially) listen to the man of God and start making those appointments. Doctor’s orders.

— Richard

* That part is probably a lie.

** See? I lied. Sorry.

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Show Me The Money, Dude!

Here’s a depressing thought. I just read an article where it was suggested that a great high-school graduation present isn’t so much a brief case, but it’s an appointment with a credit counselor and money manager. I mean, I knew college was getting more expensive, but I had no idea. . .

Remember when the best advice you could give a recent graduate consisted of one word: “Plastics?” Yeah, me neither. Still, It’s an amazingly sobering thought that kids are having to choose between a college education or a life time of debt. Sometimes both.

It’s enough to make me think I should be working with my little dudes about the value of a dollar. You remember, you can use it to buy a quarter of a gallon of gas. Yeah, that dollar.

— Richard

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