Megan Alexander “Comes Out” as a Waiter-till-MarriageMay 4th, 2014 by WTM.org Community
For me, saving oneself for marriage is not just about sex. It is a manifestation of a bigger decision to make in your approach to marriage, placing a high value on your own self-worth and a commitment to be a great parent and spouse.
Megan Alexander is the host of Inside Edition who recently “came out” as a waiter-till-marriage. As you read through the short biography on Megan we’ve compiled here, you’ll notice that the ambition, willpower, and compassion for others that underlies many waiters is particularly pronounced in Megan (who’s been an over-achiever since age 5, and is on the board of directors for the nonprofit Girls, Inc.).
Catch Megan on Inside Edition, and enjoy all her great quotes about waiting!
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Video of her “coming out” show…
The reason I wanted to do the magazine and then do the story on our show [is that] young people are faced with an incredible level of pressure to get involved sexually very young.
Quotes about waiting till marriage…
People think that if you are a virgin or saving yourself for marriage, you are old-fashioned and out of touch. We live in a world where the value of marriage is looked upon not as a lifetime commitment but as a contract that always has an out.
Brian, her husband: I think that by waiting we developed, you know, a really great friendship. We focused on other things in our dating life. When we got married, we were truly best friends.
Most people are surprised that I decided to remain a virgin until I was married. I am reminded every day in my industry just how unpopular this decision is.
We waited until our wedding night to be together.
[waiting] was really important to us because it couldn’t just be my decision to wait until our wedding night. It needed to be our decision.
Well, life is not a fairy tale, and I think a lot of people think, okay, so you waited until you’re married. Your wedding night is going to be amazing, right? Wrong! Brian interjects: Things are going GREAT now in that department, for the record.
Today’s society has lost the original meaning of what God intended sex to be — an extremely intimate almost spiritual act that bonds you with someone’s heart, soul, mind and emotions. I want to share that with the one.
Saving yourself is just one aspect of it.
- Born into a musical family. Plays piano, guitar, and violin with her sister. Watches the Dolly Parton Christmas specials every year, knows already that wants to pursue a career in the arts.
- Volunteers for every arts-related thing she can find; loves to sing and perform at church.
Age 5: While touring a radio station with her kindergarten class, her teacher volunteers her to say something into a live microphone. She cracks up the radio staff and the listeners, and impressed the DJs with her comfort performing on the air.
Age 12: Enters the American Coed Pageant. Wins Miss Washington Pre-Teen Coed.
- Attends King’s High School, sings in a church band called “Living Faith.”
- Performs at fairs, churches, and schools (including two performances in South Korea).
- All throughout her high school years, Megan was performing, speaking, and singing.
- Plays on school volleyball, basketball, and tennis teams.
Making the decision to wait until marriage.
One day in high school, while hanging out with her close group of friends, she looked at each them and suddenly pictured her guy friends as husbands, and all her girl friends as wives. She realized then that every guy friend of hers would one day be someone’s husband, and all of her girl friends would be someone’s wife, and that she would one day be somebody’s wife.
This brief moment of wistful extrospection completely changed her outlook on dating, and soon after inspired her to wait until marriage to have sex. She still dated and had fun, but also focused on treating people with respect and kindness, and on getting to know people well. She laid out her boundaries clearly and tried to date guys who respected her decision to wait.
- Joins of the student council, speech, and debate teams.
- Spends a semester in Washington D.C. interning for a U.S. Senator.
- Completes seven internships in radio, television, newspaper, and PR.
- Graduates from Westminster College with a degree in Political Science.
- Moves to Nashville and gets appears in a few country music videos, including a starring role in Josh Turner’s video for What It Ain’t.
- Lands a job as a part-time radio reporter that lead to a position as a television reporter for “Tennessee Mornings” on Fox 17.
- Moves to San Antonio, Texas to become the host “Great Day S.A.”
- Helps launch, produce, and host the weekly home improvement show “Mi Casa Makeover.”
- Writes articles for San Antonio’s NSIDE Business Journal, and sits on their Advisory Board.
- On the board for Girls, Inc.
- Remains involved in numerous film and music projects.
- Writes and performs the theme song for the independent movie “Heaven Cent.”
Age 28: Hired as a reporter for Inside Edition. Moves to New York in the fall. Marries her childhood friend Bryan Cournoyer. They now have one child together, named Chase.
Quotes about waiting till marriage
On their marriage …
I can say with all honesty that Brian is the best I’ve ever had!
We were very good friends. We were best friends by the time we got married.
There’s no out in our wedding contract.
God gave me the biggest gift when he brought my husband, Brian, into my life. We are a team; he has my back, I have his. We try to fight the battle that culture wages against marriage by focusing and working on our own marriage. As I have found, awaiting and finding the right partner can be one of God’s great gifts to us.”
If you value it, you will approach it carefully and respectfully. Marriage is hard enough in this world. I wanted to enter into this sacred and priceless covenant the best way that I knew how. That meant working on myself and treating others as I would want to be treated.
Brian on their marriage…
I was not a virgin. I was kind of finding myself a little bit and redefining who I was. And I made that decision, I’m going to stop now and I’m going to wait now, until marriage.
By waiting, we developed just really a great friendship,” he said. “You know, we focused on other things in our dating life.
That’s the point for us. We want people to lay out the foundation for a long marriage.”
Learn more about Megan Alexander
- Megan Alexander Inside Edition Biography
- The Blaze interview with Megan Alexander
- Inside Edition Headlines
- Young Conservative: Marriage Still Matters
- Megan Alexander IMDB profile
- Megan Alexander Worldji Biography
- WHOA Woman Article by Megan Alexander: Marriage Still Matters
- PS Power Source: Megan Alexander on Faith Finding Success
- Megan Alexander’s Blog
- Pagentry magazine Q and A with Megan Alexander: The Competitive Touch