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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!