The 10 Day Luveuphoria Challenge as a method that husbands can use to enhance the love in their marriage. According to Loretta Livingstone, “Love must face reality, if it is to survive.” The reality is that the 10 Day Luveuphoria Challenge provides the husband an opportunity to become the leader in transitioning his marriage into something that is more meaningful to him and his wife.
The 10 Day Luveuphoria Challenge was developed from the Luveuphoria Phenomenon. The Luveuphoria Phenomenon is consistent with Newton’s Law of Cooling. Newton’s Law of Cooling states that the rate of change of the temperature of an object is proportional to the difference between its own temperature and the ambient temperature (i.e. the temperature of its surroundings). The Luveuphoria Phenomenon states that the rate of affection in a marriage is proportional to the number of non-sexual intimacy encounters and the number of days that a person is in the presence of their spouse.
The Luveuphoria Phenomenon uses the Luveuphoria Formula. The Luveuphoria Formula is as follows:
LF = [(Log10 (ns/nd)) · 10] – 1
ns = number of non-sexual touches
nd = number of days
The Luveuphoria Phenomenon has a scale and a chart.
|Luveuphoria Numerical Scale|
|1 – 2||Cold|
|3 – 5||Warm|
|6 – 7||Hot|
|8 – 10||Extremely Hot|
How will the 10 Day Luveuphoria Challenge help marriages?
An increase in non-sexual intimacy is paramount for a healthy marriage because it has a powerful impact on the emotions. The skin contains receptors that directly elicit emotional responses, through stimulation of erogenous zones or nerve endings. The emotional impact of non-sexual intimacy is ingrained in our bodies.
Tactile corpuscles (or Meissner’s corpuscles) are responsible for the light touches associated with non-sexual intimacy. They are located on various areas of the skin, but concentrated in areas especially sensitive to light touch, such as the fingers and lips. They are specifically located in the glabrous skin just beneath the epidermis within the dermal papillae.
Another factor that contributes to the benefits of non-sexual intimacy is oxytocin. Non-sexual intimacy can induce oxytocin release. Oxytocin is a hormone that reduces stress related responses and is an important ingredient for any successful marriage. Oxytocin is produced mainly in the hypothalamus, where it is either released into the blood via the pituitary gland, or to other parts of the brain and spinal cord, where it binds to oxytocin receptors to influence behavior and physiology.
The oxytocin receptor, also known as OXTR, is a protein which functions as receptor for the hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin. In humans, the oxytocin receptor is encoded by the OXTR gene which has been localized to human chromosome 3p25. Oxytocin receptors are present in the central nervous system. These receptors modulate a variety of behaviors, including stress and anxiety, social memory and recognition, sexual and aggressive behaviors, bonding (affiliation) and maternal behavior.
Studies have found that couples who engaged in non-sexual contact such as touching each other’s neck, shoulders, and hands, had more oxytocin in their saliva than couples who did not engage in this type of non-sexual intimacy. Oxytocin reduces the challenges that people experience from everyday stressors, such as family turmoil or conflict at work. In essence, non-sexual intimacy provides the positive energy necessary for a healthy marriage.
How does the 10 Day Luveuphoria Challenge work?
1) For ten days the husband will use the Luveuphoria Formula to pre-plan the non-sexual contacts with his wife. The goal is to stay within the extremely hot range. The husband can choose to use the convenience of our Luveuphoria Formula App which is available on the Apple Store or on the Google Play Store. He can also use the Luveuphoria Kit.
2) Each day the husband will post a brief Facebook video about their experience. They will include the following has tag – #10DayLuveuphoria – so that other husbands can benefit from their testimonial. The husband will also nominate two other husbands to take on the challenge.
For your video testimonial here are a few tips. An effective testimonial is audible and brief. The four essential parts to an effective testimonial include: (1) the beginning, (2) a sequence of events, (3) a Climax, and (4) a conclusion. In order to effectively organize your testimonial please consider the following. For the beginning include what your marriage was like before the 10 Day Luveuphoria Challenge. For the sequence of events please include some of the non-sexual contacts that you used. For the climax include some of the responses that your wife had. For the conclusion include the positive impact that the 10 Day Luveuphoria Challenge had on your marriage.
The 10 Day Luveuphoria Challenge will help the husband to become the leader in transitioning his marriage to ensure eternal love between him and his wife.
Dr. Derrick and Mrs. Sheila Campbell
PO Box 4707
Cherry Hill, NJ 08012
Published books – Leading Your Marriage into the Promised Land
-Leading Your Marriage into the Promised Land (Workbook for husbands & Wives)
– Advanced Marriage Training for Singles
– Husband Leadership Principles
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Bishop Joseph P. Ravenell
Samaritan Baptist Church
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Dr. James E. Woods, II
El Shaddia Christian Assembly