God has somebody perfect in mind for you, and you will recognize that person when you meet them. Why mess with it? Dating before meeting your soulmate will only tempt, distract, and dilute you.
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This story was originally published on The Conversation. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend, the singer Ciara, recently announced plans to remain sexually abstinent until marriage. It was a vow that came as a surprise to many.
When anyone asks me to describe the dating scene today the first thought that comes to mind is Drake's "Doing it Wrong" lyrics, "We live in a generation of, not being in love, and not being together. Even previously while in relationships, something always felt temporary and inorganic and there was never much certainty of a title or status. I couldn't recall the last time I was involved with someone and felt total fulfillment from anything in the situation other than sex. Many situationships these days begin and end in sex, and maybe a little false hope of commitment in between.
If you practice abstinenceyou may sometimes feel that dating is a challenge. You might feel that you either have to give up being abstinent or stop dating. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
I grew up believing that I would wait to have sex until I was married. Dating guys who are not on the same page as you also makes holding off on sex really hard. After losing my virginity, I hoped the next man I would have sex with would be my husband.
Dating couples need a game plan: a set of ideas, attitudes and actions that will help them glorify God and safeguard their relationship from premarital sex. When I typed out these words as an idea for an article on abstinence, I realized this was a difficult topic to get people talking about. When I asked my peers to share their stories, few were virgins with no sexual history, and even fewer wanted to talk about it.
Sex can be a beautiful experience. It can also be a very emotional experience. Abstinence does not mean never having sex. It just means waiting until the right time.
It is your decision to practice abstinence. You are the one in control, and you always have the choice to decide to hold off from having a sexual relationship. In a relationship, abstinence will only work when both partners agree to it.