Many Christians know the term "purity" and what it means to wait for your true love. Many do not stay "pure", though, and fail to stay abstinent before marriage.
I Thessalonians 4:3-
"For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality."
Some people may not take God and His wishes seriously and in turn do anything they want to with their bodies. God truly frowns upon this, I believe, and I take God very seriously--I love Him with all of my heart; therefore I do take His Word seriously and am saving myself for the one I will eternally be with here on earth.
"ABOVE ALL ELSE, guard your heart, for it is the well-spring of life." (Proverbs 4:23).
I want to give my husband the most important thing in this manly world--a body, free of being "used" by other guys, given to him in result of my choice, which is also God's choice. I made this promise several years ago to myself and to God that I will save myself and stay pure until I am married.
I have only "gone out with" three guys. The first one was mainly just a guy friend. He was from school and asked me out to lunch several times and we went shopping a few times, but that was it. I didn't know what he wanted from me...cuz it's not like we were really good friends or anything, so I kinda just ended it there (I'm weird...I know) Life with school is stressful enough. But...along came another guy who asked me out while I was working (he was a customer) to go on a date, and we went out for a couple of months, if even that, to see movies weekly, and I knew he wasn't right for me, so I soon left him too. He was cute and all, and made me feel safe most of the time, but there were some things about him, and he liked to be all 'touchy-feely' and everything when we were watching movies...so, yeah. *sigh* 8>Þ
Then there was the last guy. I actually let him be my first boyfriend. I kind of regret it, but it wasn't for long. We met at work-- as in co-workers. He really liked me for some reason and kept asking me to hang out, so I did. I didn't really like him, wasn't attracted to him that much either. But I decided to give him a chance. So, we kept going out for about 2 or 3 months, and the third month(I think), since he kept asking what I thought "of us", I decided to let him have me as girlfriend. So, that lasted for a couple of weeks and then I broke up with him. What can I say--ya live and ya learn. I never had any real feelings for him but since he liked me so much I thought I would develop more feelings. Never did, never have. He was a good friend I guess, to an extent, but other than that, no feelings. I felt so bad, but it happens. We have this vicious circle of my hurting his feelings somehow though, very sad I must say. I'm so glad I'm not there in town anymore to run into to him or anything, because I would try to be all nice and friendly because I wanted to still be friends, but he'd always be awkward, and still when my friends bring up my name to him he acts all stupid they say. eh--oh well. Other than that, I have had no guys in my personal life whatsoever really since Summer 2005. I just know that God has someone extra special in store for me and I'm gonna settle for nothing less than the best.
Song of Solomon 2:7b, 3:5b, and 8:4b-
"Do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases."
Ecclesiates 3:1 & 5b-
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven...A time to embrace, a time to refrain from embracing.
My life is a big ball of cluttered rubberbands, but I leave it all to the Big Man Upstairs(aka God) and know everything will be awesome in the end, how God planned. As in the Barlow Girls song, "Average Girl"...
And in the "dating" thing, I mean "trying out" lots of different people.
"Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."