Focus on the family dating virginity
YA book, teen TV show, and movie, perhaps because it's so eminently relatable.
But they appropriate to discuss in Christian circles — with mentors, in discipleship groups, or with trusted friends.
Yes, there was a physical piece of paper that I (along with several of my peers) signed at church youth group after a discussion about premarital abstinence.
My parents gave me a purity ring the following year.
Mine usually rewarded me with nausea and loud, obnoxious, regretful behavior. He was a football player, and it seemed my girlish, romantic dreams were coming true. In the first week, we exceeded the physical boundaries I’d set while dating my last boyfriend. Maybe that was why I gave so much of myself to him. It wasn’t a pious way of telling him off; it was the most truthful way to explain why I could no longer be with him. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” The words go on to talk about choosing between serving God and money, but for me the principle applied to trying to serve both God and Andrew.
In six weeks, I’d given away almost every physical experience possible between a guy and girl. Or maybe it was because I felt he deserved what I gave. We were the only pair not sleeping together, albeit only technically. Aside from the issue of whom I was really serving, I knew Andrew would not be willing to back away from our physical relationship — and if I were honest with myself, I didn’t think that I would be able to either. I distanced myself from alcohol, my party-lifestyle friends and especially Andrew, and tried desperately to build an intimate relationship with God.