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Tim Tebow: Virgin and Waiting till Marriage

November 8th, 2011 by

Reporter Clay Travis: Are you saving yourself for marriage?

Tim Tebow: Yes, I am.

Introduction

The realm of sports is a dynamic medium, possessing the ability to reach people of various racial, gender, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Often times,  professional athletes are characterized by the glamour, glitz, and riches which come with the job. Not often are there professional athletes who dare to break the mold, who endeavor to encourage, inspire, and lead a life different from society’s norms.

Enter Tim Tebow, Quarterback of the Denver Broncos.  A man of Christian integrity, Tim Tebow – during his short time in the NFL – has become one of the most controversial, inspiring, and famous figures in sports.

Press Conference that Rocked the Nation

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Mini Biography

Age 0: Born, in the Philippines, to Christian missionaries who run an orphanage in that country. Tim is the youngest of five children.

Age 3: Tim and his family move back to Florida.

Age 5+: Tim is  home-schooled until his college years. During his home-schooling, Tim’s mom instills Christian values within him.

Age 9:New Florida legislation allows for home-schooled students to play high school sports.

Age 15: Plays football for one season at Trinity High School. Tim looks to other high schools where he has the possibility of playing as quarterback.

Age 16: Starts playing football at Florida’s Nease High School. Begins working and preaching at his parents’ orphanage in the Philippines.

Age 17 – 18: Named the State of Florida’s Player of the Year in his junior and senior years of high school.

Age 18: Leads the Nease Panthers to a State Title, named Florida’s Mr. Football, earns All-State honors, and named Parade Magazine high school All-American. Plays in the nationally televised Army All-American Bowl which features the top 78 high school football players in the nation. Receives an athletic scholarship to the University of Florida where he plays football for the Florida Gators from 2006-2009. During his college career, Tim frequently wears Bible verses on his eye paint.

Age 19: Wins the SEC (Southeastern Conference football) championship.

Age 20: Wins BCS (Bowl Championship Series). Named to the FHAA (Florida High School Association of Athletic Association) which lists top football players in the State of Florida’s 100 year history.  Named the Associated Press’s Player of the Year. Wins NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association0n) Quarterback of the Year. Wins the Davey ‘O Brien Award. Wins the Maxwell Award.

Age 21: Wins a second SEC championship. Wins the Manning Award. Wins the Maxwell Award for a second time.

Age 22: Wins William V. Campbell Trophy, an award which recognizes academics, community service, and on field performance. Wins second BCS. During this championship game, Tebow wore “John 3:16″ on his eye paint and 92 million people search this Bible verse during, or after, the game.  Drafted to the Denver Broncos in the 1st round of the NFL Draft, 25th overall. Launches the Tim Tebow foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring people through the Word of God.

Age 24: Tebow releases his autobiography Through My Eyes.

Age 24 – Present: Tim Tebow continues to be an inspiration, both on and off the field.

Interview with Mike Huckabee: Trials, Temptations, God

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Other Facts

Ephesians 2: 8-10: For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—not from works, so that no one can boast.  For we are His creation—created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

John 3:16: For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

References

Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association                                                                                          http://www.btea.org/aboutus.asp  [Accessed Nov. 7, 2011]

Tim Tebow                                                                                                                                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tebow#cite_note-15  [Accessed Nov. 7, 2011]

 

 

 

Author: Olivier

Olivier writes many of the site's articles, some articles requiring many hours of research; he also helps with site strategy/focus. He has a Bachelors in Accounting, Masters in Theology, and is currently an accounting manager for a teleconferencing solutions company. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, NFL, and movies.

31 Responses to “Tim Tebow: Virgin and Waiting till Marriage”

  1. Sally says:

    Thanks TG!!

    This is so great to see a guy so open about his faith and the fact that he is WTM. He sounds like an amazing guy from his football skills, to his faith and caring for others. Wow =)

  2. Haven says:

    Good job Tim.im 13 and its been hard for me just to save myself, but ill try to fight these temptations!

  3. ThatGuy says:

    Sally — Glad you liked it. Sounds like some1 has a crush on Tim Tebow? :-P

    Haven — keep on fighting the good fight!

  4. Nandini says:

    This is really awesome! Thank you for having the courage to share to your faith Tim Tebow, it’s inspirational :-) God has Great plans for you!

  5. Sally says:

    TG maybe just a little… ;)

  6. Bethe says:

    Interesting read. I thought he was much older than 24. I’ll admit when I first heard about him I didn’t like him, something about him came off as smug and holier than though, but maybe that was just his youth and learning to share his beliefs without being offensive. Anyway, I kind of feel like he catches so much heat for his beliefs like he gets picked on by the media and other players for them , but that’s another post.

    Do you ever think we can do an article on “real people”? I like the celebs and all, but I think it would be cool to hear about Joe and Jane Nobody who successfully waited till marriage.

  7. Sally says:

    Bethe–good point. It’s always nice to be able to relate to people, and feel like we can do it too ;)

  8. Bethe says:

    Exactly, Sally! I’ve always loved to hear the how we met stories and those with a wtm message would be perfect for this board. Too bad I don’t have much spare time or I’d volunteer to do it.

  9. ThatGuy says:

    Hey guys,

    Yeah, I’ve thought the same thing. Hearing from “regular” people would be a nice balance to the celebs but the only thing is it would be sooo much more difficult to do, you know? Regular people are more difficult to research and find out about.

    I thought this was kinda cool:

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/horribly-awkward-first-sexual-encounter-worth-the,1614/

  10. Beau aka dodgedude ;) says:

    Tim Tebow is a true role model in a day and age where role models (especially in sports) are hard to find. Its really refreshing to see a guy who does the right thing and puts his faith first getting recognition and having success in the NFL.

    And oddly enough, in the picture you put up of him, he has my favorite verse in the Bible written in his eye black, specifically Ephesians 2:8-9. ‘For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast’

  11. Krish says:

    WOW… In only my dreams i think i can find a Man like him! Very Inspiring! :D

  12. sophia says:

    im in loveeee . but i dont think i could ever find someone like him. he’s really an inspiration, i hope he influences some cute guys, lol. but really, what an amazing man

  13. YEAHYEA! says:

    That’s good he’s waiting some other celebs that are waiting are like the jonas brothers. Kevin Jonas waited until marriage and got married at 23 i think.

  14. Cindy says:

    Wow, what a Man. I love it. why are there not more like him. I hope I can find a guy like him. He’s so cute.

  15. me says:

    hahaha tebows a pussy

  16. Cathy says:

    That’s Great to be in the V.Club I trained my children the same way!
    Keep going son! I understand you coming your to Bakersfield in April, I will be attending the function. Also praying for you. you”re covered by the blood of Jesus! which no foe can withstand and no weapon formed against you shall prosper, It’s just a test.

  17. Rob says:

    There’s absolutely NO WAY he’s a virgin! How naive are we supposed to be?

  18. Stacey says:

    Why is it so impossible to believe that someone loves and cares about himself the way he should and sees himself the way the Father sees him. So much so that he considers himself precious and has decided not to give his body to just anyone. But to wait for the woman he will call wife. Look uo Soul Ties and think twice about entering into sexual relations if you haven’t already…if you have, consider recommitting to sexual purity until you are married.
    For the rest of you haters, you have the option of not believing him, but why bash him? Most of you are men who have found that lots of women don’t mind a guy who waits because it means she can respect herself and wait and not feel like she has to have sex to keep you. Just sayin’

  19. Marla says:

    Broncos fan or not…Tebow is AWESOME

  20. Jenny says:

    Tim – you are God’s gift to the world. Thank you for your boldness.
    My whole family loves your testimony.

    Keep going! All for the glory of God!

  21. Franchua Sevein says:

    Amazing ♥ He’s an awweessoommme example of what a God fearing man should be!!!!

  22. Devlin Zimmerman says:

    Im a 15 year old boy. And as a teenager I completely agree with Tebows descision to stay abstanent till marriage hes the greatest influence on me as a foster child living in Jacksonville, FL. I always use him as an example everyday to make the right descisions. Love ya Tebow and i pray to God That HE will do wonders through you more than he does now.

  23. priscilla says:

    its amazing to see some1 like Tebow especially inthe present generation where everybody is just bothered about getting physically. the sanctity of marriage is mostly never preserved. but with guys like tebow we can definetily say that people do respect and revere god and that ultimately is the biggest command. love and obey the lord your god. good work tebow. god bless you lots.

  24. Alex says:

    Wow this really inspired me! I also want to wait until marriage and watching this video just gave me a breath of fresh air. I feel more confident now to talk about my faith because of him. Its so hard to be a guy especially in college to wait until marriage. I have faith that God will give me strength to push through and wait for the right girl.

  25. Olivier says:

    Hi, Alex (I am “ThatGuy”). Yeah, college can suck at times. I’m glad that Tebow is around, showing the world that male purity is a reality and worthy of respect.

    I don’t know if you’re on the forums or not, but if not, feel free to join. It can make your journey easier.

    Thnx, again!

  26. Alex says:

    hey olivier i cant seem to join the forums it says that i cant join any forums at the moment. I want to start one to introduce myself pleeasse respond!

  27. Olivier says:

    Hey Alex,

    I’m so happy that you decided to join!

    Anyway, Mike handles all the tech stuff. You can email him at mike@waitingtillmarriage.org and he’ll be more than happy to help you out.

    I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!

  28. rachel says:

    It’s good to see a man like tebow living for the lord amen to that and saving something special until marriage god bless you tebow

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  30. WHAT says:

    He has such a nice voice. The type you can listen to all day!

  31. Christi Luv says:

    I LOVE IT LOL!!! AWESOME!! <3 <3 <3

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