Who and Why We Are
My wife and I were having a discussion on November 24, 2006. We’d just finished our traditional ‘day after Thanksgiving’ shopping for our kids’ Christmas gifts. Our topic was Christians and pornography addiction, and the challenges we were facing in ministering to married couples. As we discussed statistics that point to an addiction rate among men and women within the Body equivalent or exceeding those without, the conversation took a turn…
We began to talk about influences that promote our nations attraction to sexual titillation, a conversation that led us to considering the conundrum of many Christian Believers concerning visiting adult stores. That’s when it occurred to both of us, simultaneously…
“Why not have a store that targets married couples and is free of pornography and a pornographic environment?”
The rest is history. By mid-January 2007, we were online with ThePureBed.com, a married couples intimacy store. The response has been wonderful and encouraging. While there are those who are critical of our efforts or, at least, suspicious, we have been greatly welcomed by so many.
We are NOT a Christian sex toy retailer. While we are Christians (I’m a senior pastor of a church and my wife, a stay-at-home-mom of 5), we understand that a sex toy is a sex toy is a sex toy! Our goal is to enhance sexual intimacy in marriage by providing access to a range of products and information. Sex toys are not the only means to that end. In fact, we would argue (and do) that the best sexual intimacy is the product of what happens in the head and heart. However, Christian married couples, above all, should be able to enjoy sexual intimacy in ways that are consistent with their faith.
Our products range from votive and jar candles to romantic body oils to erotic board games to dual action vibrators with adjustable speed and rotation! We believe that our faith can inform our choices and lead to passionate creative (as well as procreative) lovemaking.
Our website represents our effort to serve an underserved group, all married couples who avoid pornography but are drawn to creative ways to enhance their sex lives.
Married? Visit us at ThePureBed.com, your married couples intimacy store.