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I Waited Until My Wedding Night To Lose My Virginity And I Wish I Hadn’t

“Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship. As well as abstaining from sexual thoughts, sexual touching, pornography, and actions that are known to lead to sexual arousal.”

At the age of 10, I took a pledge at my church alongside a group of other girls to remain a virgin until marriage. Yes, you read that right — I was 10 years old.

Let’s take a look at who I was as a 10-year-old: I was in fourth grade. I played with Barbie dolls and had tea parties with imaginary friends. I pretended I was a mermaid every time I took a bath. I still thought boys were icky and I had no idea I liked girls, too. I wouldn’t get my period for another four years. And most importantly, I didn’t have a clue about sex.

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    Awesome :)

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    Wow, this woman put to word the thoughts I’ve been having for years. Amen sister!

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    Reblogged this on wordsofchris and commented:
    This is an amazing blog post in regards to celibacy and saving yourself to marriage! I am super happy that this writer shared this brave story because not many people discuss their personal struggles! Women should NOT feel ashamed to be a sexual being!

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    Reblogged this on Marilyn Slagel and commented:
    Wow. I absolutely HAD to reblog this from FB. An honest look at one woman’s experience – not your usual take. I’d love to see your comments below.

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