2010 Hanky Panky Challenge

Anytime you use the word “Hanky Panky” it means one thing for the guys and for the girls it may mean yet another … so let this be your guide … we are encouraging couples to take the month of February,the love month, to focus on their marriage by creating moments of intentional intimacy, which we are referring to as “hanky panky” with each another everyday. This means making time to connect, whether that is pure sexual intimacy (intercourse) which most dudes are probably hoping (praying) for – you are welcome guys!, or lots of kissing, touching, tickling, massages, foot rubs, bubble baths together, washing each others hair, pillow talks, praying together (for each other and your family), read the Song of Songs, try reading a romantic book together, watch Dr. Phil – sorry, just kidding … watch a romantic movie (not Texas Chainsaw, or Saw I, II or III), cook dinner together, talk a walk together, write a meaningful note to one another and read aloud, go on a romantic date … basically go back to what you did when you first met and fell so madly in love with each other! Crazy how just a few years of marriage and we forget all that stuff.

Side note here; many times this is what I see failing in marriages; everything that I have mentioned above stops after a year of marriage. Simply, we take each other for granted, we are too busy (or we feel we are too busy). Yet when I talk to couples about their schedule I see that there are many opportunities in their “busy schedule” for intimacy, but it’s filled up with TV, Sports, Hobbies, Kids stuff (nothing wrong with that, but honestly how many activities do your kids really need to be in? I mean seriously! Is it worth losing your marriage over? Not a win for your kids if you ask me! The best gift you can give your kids is a healthy marriage!)

So again, we are CHALLENGING you (if you are married) to engage in HANKY PANKY everyday for the entire month of February!

Every year we get phone calls from ANGRY RELIGIOUS people who get their panties all in a wade over the Hanky Panky Challenge, and I can only guess that their sex life is really lame (maybe not ... plus my wife just told me that was judgmental to say, so I take it back)… so here is our official “disclaimer” below.

DISCLAIMER: This challenge is only for those who are in a committed relationship (which we here at Mercy Church would consider that to be those who are married.) Yes you can be in a committed relationship and not have the piece of paper from the government, but let’s just be real honest here … the “paper” is a BIG deal, hence the reason so many people are scared to get that little “piece of paper”, because it’s a HUGE COMMITMENT.

CHALLENGE FOR SINGLES: Only NON-SEXUAL Hanky Panky for the month of February! I mean come on; this would only help to deepen your emotional relationship anyway! Seriously, get to know one another without touching tee tees. Ladies, if your guy isn’t willing to take this challenge I would seriously reconsider him as a person you would want to spend your life with, I am not joking actually. And guys, if she can’t hold off for 28 days, then marry her … TODAY! Ha ha!

Happy Hanky Panky!