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"TRUE LOVE WAITS"

True Love Waits

Purity: "The quality or condition of being pure".

As a wife, mom, sister, aunt, and friend I believe that saving yourself for your future husband or wife to be, is not only the most important gift that you can give them on your honeymoon, but also the most important gift that you can give yourself.

Forget the peer pressure! By holding onto your virginity, your not only keeping yourself pure but also safe from STD's, pregnancy, low self-esteem, etc. You can do it! Even as I was making many wrong choices growing up, one of the choices that I am most proud of was the choice to hold onto my virginity to give that as a gift to my husband on our honeymoon. Set up a commitment between you and God. He will give you the strength to overcome temptations.

I know that He can give you the same strength, that he gave me. I went to a few conferences to help me strengthen what I believed. The one I remember the most was with guest speaker, Josh McDowell. I learned from that conference and still believe today, that waiting was the right answer for me, because God's plan is the best.

Don't listen to what the media has to say. They didn't represent my feelings then, and I don't think they know what they are talking about now. Not everyone is doing it, there are a lot of people saying no, standing up for what they believe in and you can do the same. Whether you are going to date or not, is a personal decision. My advice is if you are going to date, then please set up boundaries for yourself. Remember that God loves you and will give you a way out of temptation. He wants us to live pure, holy lives set apart from the world and keeping our eyes on Him.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things." Philippians 4:8