Two well-known celebrities have gone public about their decision to remain sexually pure until marriage.
Bethany Hamilton, the subject of the movie Soul Surfer, says “Growing up I was blessed to have parents that stayed together, and to have that husband and wife image. I wanted an awesome husband that would love and support me until I die.
Bethany says “I also wanted to honor God with the way that I approached [marriage]. I definitely was patient and I didn’t mess around.” In fact Bethany says her husband is the only guy I’ve ever kissed.” By the way, Bethany has a new book out that talks about some of those issues. It’s called Body & Soul: A Girl’s Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life:
And a well-known male TV star is talking about his decision to remain abstinent until marriage.
Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson says “I’m proud [that I was a virgin when I got married]. That was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my entire life.
In an interview with Fox News, Jase said “What I did was when I started dating girls I would quickly tell them on the first date as soon as they got in the car. I’d say, ‘Look I will not treat you inappropriately at any point in our relationship.’
According to Jase, when he said that, a couple of girls actually got out of the car! But he says, “My wife, [Missy], she really loved the idea that she felt secure with me, like I had a direction I was taking.”
By the way, if you’re a parent with teens or pre-teens at home, an excellent book on this topic is called “Pure Excitement: A Godly Look at Sex, Love and Dating.”
If you have younger kids, I’d recommend the series “God’s Design for Sex” by Stan and Brenna Jones. That series features a different booklet for each stage of development, starting with 0-3 year-olds and going all the way up to the teen years.
I’m Bill Maier for Shine.FM.
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