Since we all love to talk about (and occasionally criticize) Mark Driscoll, I thought it might be worth discussing his latest book, which apparently is doing very well on the N.Y. Times list. http://www.amazon.com/Real-Marriage-.../dp/140020383X
Dr. Ted Roberts has received similar criticism for his book "Sexy Christians". Pastor Ed Young gets a fair share of it for the 7 day sex campaign he promotes within his Church.
Obviously, people do not look to the Church for advice on sex. I can't recall hearing much of anything regarding sex from any of the Nazarene churches I have attended. Occasionally, something is mentioned about purity and it usually comes from the youth department. Yet, thousands of Christians (Nazarenes) sit in the pew and struggle with sexual issues within their own marriage. Our view of sex is sometimes distorted and unhealthy (it's a necessary evil). Sometimes the best place to address these issues is in a counseling office, privately. I get that...
I'm certainly not endorsing Mark Driscoll's theology, but I have to give him credit for trying to guide people sexually in a pornified world. He seems to be answering questions that people are asking. Dr. Ted Roberts claims there has never been a more difficult time for young men to walk in sexual health (especially when the largest users of internet porn are 12-17 year olds). Most Christian books have one primary focus: preventing young men from engaging in pre-marital sex. Our message is "No" or "Don't".
What are you thoughts? Where do Nazarenes find themselves in this dilemma?
Driscoll's CNN defense is found here: