We made it! Saturday June 12th, 2010 at 11:59pm was the official end to the 1st Annual 7 Days of Sex Challenge.

What a blast the week has been with so many of you taking 1 week to make intimacy a priority in your marriage.

We had well over 100 couples start the challenge and at last count 20 couples who posted each day.

We may have missed some, but what matters is that many of you didn’t comment and still completed the challenge.

All of you did fantastic!

What do we do NOW?

It’s simple.  Comment below to let everyone know what this week meant to you and your marriage.  How did having sex for 7 days, 5 days, or spending time in with your spouse change your marriage?  Spread the word.  Even though the challenge is over it doesn’t mean we can’t change marriages.  Send them to the first post, Announcing “7 Days of Sex Challenge” and let them go from there.  We have started a movement, lets keep it going.

The Grand Prize Winners are…

Lincoln & Jakie, married 4 years from Texas.  They won Stripped Down: 13 Keys to Unlocking Intimacy in Your Marriage and a $30 Visa Gift Card.

Here are some of their comments they posted during the challenge.

Day 1 comment: We did it! Day one went well, but the wife (me) is nervous about the rest of the days. PPD is kicking my butt, but I’m praying this helps.

Day 5 comments: Check check check check check for Lincoln and Jackie in Texas.

I love the way the two of you look at each other in the video. (Probably all the time.)

Yesterday you mentioned how most couples only have sex four times a months and one commenter wondered how that could happen. I used to wonder, but then it happened to me. I had my second baby and she had colic so bad (she was up screaming every night from 12-4 or 5 am for months) and then I had postpartum depression + crazy hormones + nursing that all really messed me up. It got so bad that I would start to panic if my husband tried to touch me.

She is just 6 months now.

I have been praying for a way to help myself and what I could to do make it better, and was led to this challenge. I was nervous at first, but took it on and it is going really well! Much (MUCH) better than I thought it would.

Thank you so much for helping me to overcome my obstacles. You are an answer to my (our) prayers.

Day 7 comment: What a wonderful week it has been!
Check check check check check check check!
Whew! We made it.

Last night was especially romantic, and it was good for us to be able to talk about what our expectations for romance are.

Husband and I were so glad to be able to participate. What a difference from where we are (and I was) a week ago.

Thank you so much.

Continuing the Journey

Now that you have gotten a taste for how important intimacy is in your marriage it is time to continue making it important.  We would love it if you would consider starting an Intimacy Lifestyle that suits your marriage.  For us it means making love twice a week with each of us initiating to keep the passion, romance, and fun alive in our marriage.  Take time this week to sit down and talk about how you are going to continue making intimacy a priority and intentional in your marriage.

Stripped Down: 13 Keys to Unlocking Intimacy in Your Marriage

Everything that we have learned from the 60 Days of Sex and 7 Days of Sex Challenge is here in Stripped Down: 13 Keys to Unlocking Intimacy in Your Marriage.  We take all that we have learned and share how you can make intimacy a priority in your marriage.  The book is almost ready and we are going to be ordering our first run in the next week.  If you are interested in buying one please let us know below in the comments so we order enough for everyone.  Also, do you know of a marriage that could use a boost?  Consider getting a copy for them as well and share how making intimacy in your marriage has changed your lives.

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4 thoughts on “7 DAYS OF SEX CHALLENGE: IT’S A WRAP!

  1. I can confidently say that one of the best decisions I ever made was to take on this challenge! Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. It's interesting how relatively easy a week of sex is for most couple, if they put their minds to it. But how about six times a week, or even five times a week for a couple of months? To do this requires some life style changes from most couples. That level of sex requires a connection that only happens with a lot of time together.

    Onward and upward!

  3. Yes, having sex for 7 days straight is easy, but there were many couples who had issues arise that derailed their 7 Days of Sex. We don't know all the details, but to suffice when we do this week long challenge there is always something that comes up. We choose, in these times, to remember what is important, our marriage.

    To prolong the 7 days to 5-6 days per week is what we did with our 60 Days of Sex. We ended up having sexual intimacy 40 out of the 60 days or an average of 5 times per week. From experience this is tough and not something I suggest to most folks.

    What we believe has a bigger impact on marriages is having an Intimacy Lifestyle where you are having sex 2 times per week. Each week the husband initiates once and the wife does the same. We have predetermined days in which this happens for us. I have Sun-Tues and Alisa has Wed-Fri to initiate.

    We have now done this for almost a year and the change that has occurred in our marriage is amazing. There is still plenty of time to make other forms of intimacy a priority during the week, but to come together and make love twice a week is the glue that keeps intimacy intentional and a priority in our marriage.

    Obviously, couples may choose to do more or less, but making intimacy a priority in our marriage needs to happen each and every day for us as couples to enjoy the marriage we desire.

    Thanks for your comment and keep doing all that you do with The Marriage Bed.