This article appeared in the Washington Times on August 9, One is the strict rules regarding physical contact between unmarried couples. While not kissing or being alone with a romantic partner may help avoid the temptation to have sex before marriage, it is certainly possible to date and kiss before marriage while still abstaining from sex. I will leave that debate to others.
'Don't kiss abstinence goodbye'
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Sarah Diefendorf does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend, the singer Ciara, recently announced plans to remain sexually abstinent until marriage. It was a vow that came as a surprise to many. After all, sexual purity is a commitment that is historically expected of, associated with — even demanded of — women. However, sexual abstinence is not something assumed of men, especially men like Russell Wilson. Wilson, an accomplished, attractive athlete, embodies contemporary ideals of masculinity , which include style, wealth and, yes, sexual prowess. So how does a man like Russell Wilson navigate a commitment to abstinence while upholding ideals of masculinity?
Platonic Relationships and Sexual Abstinence
God has somebody perfect in mind for you, and you will recognize that person when you meet them. Why mess with it? Dating before meeting your soulmate will only tempt, distract, and dilute you. People who choose this path are often extremely driven and deeply in touch with their faith. They are putting all of their chips on God, even moreso than others who are waiting till marriage but still allowing themselves to date.