10. Brought us closer together
Still happily married 17 years later. I think it was very good because it forced us to spend time really getting to know each other while we were dating.
11. Sex was awkward at first, but it worked out
We’ve on been married less than a year as of now, but it’s going great. Of course sex was awkward at first but we had it pretty well figured out by the end of our honeymoon trip, and it’s only been getting better!
Being married is awesome, especially to such an amazing woman. I’m convinced that waiting until marriage was the correct course of action, because it allowed us to get married based on our real-world, day-to-day compatibility rather than being distracted by the bliss of intimacy. Certainly not a popular point of view, but it definitely worked for us
12. Destroyed my friend’s marriage
Not me but a lady friend. She married right after college because her SO was in the military and going to be deployed. They abstained until marriage. The sex was bad. Painful for her and I’m guessing because of that not all that enjoyable for him either. Her doctor diagnosed her with Vaginismus (a condition wherein your vaginal wall involuntarily spasms during intercourse I guess?) so she just thought it was her fault and she would never enjoy sex.
When they got back to the states and her husband went back to school they broke up for other reasons. She started dating other people and realized that sex could actually be good.
I don’t know particularly why it didn’t work with her first husband but it’s true that some people just aren’t compatible.