What she thought would garner some double-taps, maybe a few cheeky comments, instead set off a firestorm, fellow Christians taking issue with their ever-so-racy flirtations. “I was like, ‘You know what guys? I’ve been married for 24 years. I’m a Christian, my husband’s a Christian, and I’m really proud that we’ve managed to stay married for 24 years,'” she continued.
And part of that success has been finding their stride in the bedroom, something that wasn’t openly encouraged during her religious upbringing. “Sometimes there’s a skew about sex within the Christian community that I get really sad about,” she noted, recalling how as a child there was so much shame around intimacy. “I lived in such a fear of ‘Oh my gosh, I’m not supposed to be a sexual person, because I have to save myself. God is going to think negatively of me if I’m having sex.'”
As a result, even after she and Val wed, she admitted, “For a few years, I would have sex with my husband thinking like, ‘Oh my gosh, is God looking at me and like is this bad? Is he mad?'”