So commit to True Love Waits. Show that you honor God’s Word and your future spouse by abstaining. Abstaining will help you grow closer to God and not be part of the World. Conforming to the world is a deadly game to play. Keep your eyes focused on God. God will provide that one for you. You don’t need to have sex to prove your love for that person. If they truly love you, as I said, they will respect and honor you on that, more so, they will love Christ before loving you. God is first! We are to live second. I shared in this entry some images I found. I like the one that says True Love Waits but Lusts Don’t. That is so true, Love will allow you to wait, lust (a sin of the flesh) will not allow you to wait. Also check out this Safe Sex blog post. Also another form of the True Love Waits purity is called Silver Rings.
I also recommend you read a book called True Love Project: How the Gospel Defines Your Purity by Clayton King.
I Challenge you
I hope that me being in my late 30’s (at the time of this first publishing) can help inspire our youth and even other single adults to abstain until married. I do make a challenge to search your heart and pray and seek God’s guidance and seriously commit to staying pure until you are married. You may be a youth, a divorced adult, a single adult, a widowed adult, basically any adult or child that is not married!
An addition after posting
My addiction was to the woman I dated. I’d freely give myself over to her with no questions asked. I hoped to please that woman I was with to show them live attention etc. I found out that was the wrong attention to give to them or me. I would then get hurt and repeated again several times over. Not living a Godly life either. It’s not till I ended a relationship like that. It was unhealthy for us both. I then took my purity covenant to abstain till marriage. If I am going to be a Spiritual leader I must strive to live by setting the example.
I want to hear from you. Did you sign the True Love Waits? If so, I want to know about your experience so far. Did you stick with it? Did you fail?
Do you plan to sign this? If so why?
What does True Love Waits mean to you?
Anything else you wish to share?
You know if you do fall, God will forgive you. Just ask for forgiveness, confess and repent. Repent meaning turn away. Give yourself a Reset and start all over again. With God on your side you can do it! Don’t look back, keep looking forward and move on!
Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body1 Corinthians 6:18
Now regarding the1 Corinthians 7:1
questionsyou asked in your letter. Yes, it is good to abstain from sexual relations
but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
1 Corinthians 7:9
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.Galatians 5:19-21
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.1 Corinthians 6:9-10
More Bible verses were used in some of the parts of this blog post too.
There are plenty more Bible verses if you dig into the Bible you will find much more.
Ready to sign?
Are you ready to sign? You can go to this link and sign their commit form online or even download printable versions too. www.lifeway.com/n/product-family/true-love-waits
Full True Love Waits Post in parts
Part 1 (About & The Pledge)
Part 2 (Five Commitments of True Love Waits & When I First Learned About True Love Waits)
Part 3 (Where to Wear the Ring, Those Who Commit Adultery & Those Who Don’t Want to Wait)
Part 4 (Stay in the Word, Why Abstain? & Becoming One)
Part 5 (The Closing, Bible Verses & The Challenge To You)
More blog post about Sexual Purity, Marriage, Abstinence, and Dating
- Love, Sex & Dating with Andy Stanley Part 1 (video)
- Marital Privilege, The
- Marriage: One Man, One Woman, Period!
- Premarital Biblical Counseling
- Safe Sex: Be Married & Faithful
- Sex Outside of Marriage is Fornication
- One Kiss on the Forehead
- Dumped Because of Committed to Abstinence Until Marriage
First published True Love Waits on April 7, 2013. Last updated or republished on February 5, 2019.
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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. I listen to nothing but Christian Music. I work as a graphic designer.