Waiting till marriage gets a bad wrap in popular culture. Preachy teenagers and old conservatives have become the face of abstinence, but that’s hardly a realistic depiction of most people who actually wait. Here are 5 myths about those who wait I’ve heard over the course of my life, and the realities behind them.
You’ve done it. You’ve got a date. It’s a happy time for you, Mr. Alpha Male. She’s pretty, she’s interesting, and most importantly she agreed to go out with YOU, but how will she take it when you break the news that you’re waiting till marriage?
You’ve been there before: You meet a guy that you like, you’re on a date with him, and at some point you feel compelled to bring up the fact that you’re waiting till marriage to have sex. But how will he react? Will he be OK with it? Will he scurry away like a frightened mouse? In my experience, guys’ reactions all fall within one of these five ranges.
You’re probably going to date several people for various periods of time before you get married. Depending on how picky you are, some of those people you date may not be waiting till marriage like you are. This can become a source of conflict. Here are 5 tips on getting the most out of a relationship with somebody who’s had sex before.
Sooner or later, you are going to end up discussing your decision to wait until marriage with somebody who will try to poke holes in your decision to wait. Sometimes people will throw arguments at you that you hadn’t considered before, and other times it’ll be the same ol’ shill. Here are a few arguments against waiting that I’ve heard over and over, starting with the ever-popular “You wouldn’t buy a car without test-driving it!”