Well, it’s the end of an era, at least for me. Nearly 5 years ago, I started a little, unknown blog called Sex Within Marriage. In the first month, I think only about 100 people read it.
This month I just broke a million page views FOR THE YEAR. I’m over 3 million overall. Best estimates are that about a quarter of a million people have visited this little unknown blog.
And we continue to grow!
So, why am I shutting down SexWithinMarriage.com?
Well, because I want to reach even more people. I want to help more Christians. And while my current readers (who are awesome!) are generally sex-positive … their friends and family aren’t always the same way. It’s intimidating to “Like” a Facebook page called SexWithinMarriage knowing your mom, or your brother are going to see “Jay Dee likes Sex Within Marriage!” And I always wondered how many people have shared a post with a friend and said “…ignore the blog name, it’s actually a good post”.
More so, I worry about how many people didn’t share a post they knew would help someone because of the name.
As well, I’m finding I’m expanding beyond “just sex”. I truly believe that marriage is a holistic relationship, that your sexual relationship affects your spiritual relationship, your emotional relationship, and all the other facets. As I continue to expand, “Sex Within Marriage” becomes more and more of a misnomer.
So, I’ve been kicking around the idea of a re-brand for a while and finally decided to pull the trigger. So, welcome to the new site: UncoveringIntimacy.com where we’ll be exploring all facets of married life. Of course, this is still going to be a huge sex-positive Christian community, because that’s built into the DNA of the site, but we’re going to start exploring things like finances and spirituality, recreation and other experiences.
I hope my regular readers will help by sharing the new Facebook page and will feel more comfortable sharing the blog with their friends and family. I also am planning to re-brand the podcast to make that more shareable as well.
I haven’t managed to get everything switched over yet, but I’m working on it. If you see something out-of-wack on the website, don’t hesitate to let me know. You can reach me at email@example.com, or facebook me on our new Facebook page.
Thanks for sticking with me over the last (nearly) 5 years. I anticipate the next 5 being just as exciting!
16 thoughts on “Why I’m never going to write another post on SexWithinMarriage.com”
Looking forward to the new content ?
Okay! You really scared me for a minute! I always look forward to your posts. I am looking forward to the new site!
Sorry, couldn’t help it 🙂
Congratulations!!! I’m very excited to see your posts, as usual.
I’m game!!! Congrats
Sounds like a good reason to make the change!
Hope you carry over most of us along the way!
Fab stuff, love love love the new name!!
The only reason I don’t “like” stuff on Facebook is because it shows up in all my friends’ newsfeeds and it’s the only reason I don’t interact with the page, I enjoy the relative anonymity of being able to share and ask questions here but I love this site and I do actually promote it to my friends. I love the work that is being done here, it has certainly helped my own marriage. 🙂 xx
I like the new name better. Something that I would even openly share to our Church Men’s Fellowship
I guess I’ll be the skeptic. I liked things the way they were. I have been rocking with you since Feb. 2015. I have enjoyed this resource immensely!!! I have especially enjoyed you answering the hard, hard questions that most Christian advice sites will not touch, (i.e. pornography, masturbation, anal sex, etc.). They say change is good. I don’t like change. It’s why I HATE moving. I guess that is why my wife and I have what I believe is predictable sex. Stay with what works until it doesn’t. Hmmm…maybe if sex was more enjoyable and less relieving… I digress. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. But I’ll continue to support you, for now.
Lol, Thanks? I’m still going to be doing my best to answer the difficult questions. It’s only the cosmetics of the site that are changing.
Include a link to the old name so we don’t lose you.
The old domain forwards to the new one.