Oh, boy. I would love to say that this swinging for the Lord site is an internet hoax, but alas, Cristy and Dean Parave are the real deal. This Florida couple has taken up their cross to start a Christian swinging website to spread the gospel and share their interests with other devoted Christians.
What are their interests, you ask? Jesus, wife swapping and bodybuilding — in that order. That's why the Paraves have chosen to name their site FitnessSwingers.com.
There's so much to say about this that I don't even know where to begin. First — and most obviously — what an interesting mix of interests. I'm sure there are other holy-rolling, fitness-loving, swinging married couples out there, but to say that this site is niche would be putting it mildly. I'm no business expert, but I don't see a huge market for iron-pumping sexy swingers who also love the Lord. I could be wrong.
Next on the list, there's the big elephant in the room: Jesus. What does He think about a website dedicated to religious folks who swap partners like used Bibles at a Sunday morning church service? You can put your mind at ease because the Paraves believe that God is totes fine with their lifestyle.
"I don't think God would be mad at what we are doing... Dean and I are both in agreement with this lifestyle, so we're not committing adultery. God put people on the earth to breed and enjoy each other," Cristy told The Daily Mail.
I'm certainly not a hellfire-and-brimstone Christian. I see where Cristy is coming from. God wants us all to enjoy life and have a good time. He's not lurking around every corner to smite us because we make one silly mistake.
But slapping a "for the Lord" label on whatever you do to make yourself feel better about your decision makes little sense. If you want to swing while being a Christian, that's up to you and your partner. If you want to visit or even create a swinger's website to share like-minded interests, go nuts. Get your freak on, have a good time and mix and mingle with other couples — just don't pretend like you're doing it for Jesus.
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