Yet, at the same time, I knew couples who did it right.
They met, fell in love, dated and waited until they were married to have sex.
She adds that managing desires isn't just for the single/dating years.
"Sexual desire is going to remain throughout your life," Dr. "Singles often believe that the sexual desire switch turns off in marriage, and they are attracted only to their spouse.
Every couple needs someone who will speak into their relationship.
"A mature couple can serve both the role of accountability partners and mentors who help the couple develop the skills necessary for building a great marriage," says Jeffrey Murphy, marriage mentor and co-author of . We also had a few couples that we spent time with who would prod into our situation." Jason is a worship leader and minister at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.
As the leader in a dating relationship, a man has an important responsibility when it comes to making and keeping a game plan with his girlfriend.
The primary way of doing this is by initiating conversations about physical boundaries and casting a vision for a relationship that honors Christ.
When I typed out these words as an idea for an article on abstinence, I realized this was a difficult topic to get people talking about.
When I asked my peers to share their stories, few were virgins with no sexual history, and even fewer wanted to talk about it. Recounting my own sin made me feel like the chief of hypocrites.
We're a generation that's almost marked by a lack of self-discipline.
We spend too much, we eat too much and it seems as though our sexual appetites have no limits.
There seemed to be a special connection between them that made me wonder, It started me on a quest to discover what I call "practical abstinence." All of the "true love waits" messages mean nothing if they can't be put into practice.