The predominant message in our culture is that it's okay to have sex whenever, wherever, and however we want. Sex has become just sex. But while society has taken sex too far, the church hasn't taken it far enough. God wants couples to make love in marriage-with passion, with purpose, and with pleasure. Marriages aren't experiencing all the benefits that come from a healthy sex life. Couples are facing a barrage of influences that keep them from connecting with each other regularly-the kids, the career, the house, the errands, etc. SEXPERIMENT shows people that sex in marriage is more than just sex, and it's more than a chore. The Youngs believe it's time to get back to understanding the context of sex in marriage and that it's time for couples to break the barriers keeping them from a healthy sexual relationship. Couples ought to experience the benefits of having sex regularly, intentionally, and creatively. SEXPERIMENT will allow couples to discover that the intersection of God and sex can lead to a life punctuated by exclamation marks!
Young, who leads one of the ten largest churches in the United States, and his ministry team teach the importance of creativity among visionaries and those who benefit from it, detailing how creative pastors, ministries, and churches are made.
"It's a pillar," says one. "It's a fan," says another. One by one, the seven blind mice investigate the strange Something by the pond. And one by one, they come back with a different theory. It's only when the seventh mouse goes out-and explores the whole Something-that the mice see the whole truth. Based on a classic Indian tale, Ed Young's beautifully rendered version is a treasure to enjoy again and again. "Immensely appealing."(The Horn Book, starred review)
From a fantastic explosion is born the legendary Monkey King, the clever and courageous hero of one of the best-known stories from China. Ambitious Monkey travels to Square Inch Mountain, where he trains with Master Putt to perfect the art of turning cloud somersaults, riding the wind, changing shape, and disappearing in the blink of an eye.Then Monkey eagerly shows off his magic skills by tricking Dragon Kingand battling Jade Emperor. Monkey is so arrogant, he even gets into trouble with Buddha himself. Caldecott Award-winning author-illustrator Ed Young has created colorful and lively collages and specially designed two fold-out pages to animate the story of Monkey King and his acrobatic, high-spirited adventures. This unprecedented picture-book adaptation introduces just the beginning of the classic epic Journey to the West, about the mission to bring Buddhist scriptures to China. Monkey is only one of its many characters, but he is undeniably the most beloved of them all.
How to have a marriage that sizzles. Practical insights into what makes a marriage work, giving hope to couples whose relationship has gone flat, and inspiration to happy couples who want even more out of marriage.
Ed Young is the senior pastor of Fellowship Church, which has over 18,000 members and has been featured on Fox News, CBS's Early Morning Show, and Good Morning America, as well as in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, BusinessWeek, and Washington Times, among other major publications. - In 10/03, Ed Young's weekly TV show, Creative Connection, debuted at #17 on the Trinity Broadcast Network; nine weeks later it was ranked at #4. It is also broadcast on the cable Daystar Network and The Church Channel. Young's daily radio broadcast of the same name is heard in 15 major markets, including satellite radio and OnePlace.com. In conjunction with these shows, he has launched a Creative Connection Web site on which he will promote this title. - KID CEO will be aggressively promoted on the Fellowship Church Web site, which averages 10.1 million hits per month. - Ed Young and his wife have been happily married for over 20 years and have four children.
Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, a business executive, or a visible leader in your church, this book will give you a clear picture of how you can fulfill God's mission for your life. Drawing on concepts learned from the Old Testament prophet Nehemiah, author Ed Young shares high-definition principles for everyone who wants to live a life of super clarity as a follower of Christ. God intends that every follower of His be a leader of others. Young is not primarily talking about the kind of leadership that puts you in front of large crowds or has you directing huge projects. He's talking about making a difference for God as you impact others for His Kingdom -- wherever you are, whoever you are.
Disposable relationships and throw away marriages permeate our culture. When the dream fades and the realities of life set in, many just throw in the towel. In this book, The Creative Marriage: The Art of Keeping Your Love Alive, Ed and Lisa Young take a penetrating look at what it means to have a lasting marriage in todays world. After more than twenty years of marriage, they speak openly and honestly about the hard work involved in a creative marriage and the lasting rewards of doing it Gods way.
Pride. Anger. Envy. Slothfulness. Lust. Greed. Gluttony. Is this an out-of-date list of sins preached against by a behind-the-times church? Or are these sins a challenge and a stumbling block for those of us who are living at the dawn of the twenty-first century? Pastor Ed Young, Jr. says, "I believe you can not only live what the world calls a 'good life,' but you can live what God calls a 'right life.' You can be free of the things that are hanging you up. But to be free, you can and must own up to the distractions described in this book."
Contemporary culture has a grossly distorted view of what it means to be a person, emphasizing vanity over value, wealth over worth, and upward mobility over a higher calling. It's a view that author Ed Young stands ready to challenge. As founder and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in Dallas, the fifth largest church in America, Young has seen both the devastation that wrong views can bring and the liberation that can be found when a godly perspective takes hold. Writing in a highly readable style, Young confronts the pain and scars that hinder our growth and encourages readers to see exactly who they are in the eyes of a God who loves them beyond compare and wants the best for their lives.