It was the World Sexual Purity Day on November 14, when a newly married Nigerian lady shared her inspiring experience about waiting on sex ‘only’ after marriage.
The bride, Elizabeth Edmond-Atumu talked about how she and hubby were able to live above sexual temptations and immoralities until they both wedded in the church.
She graced her social media page with words which defy the notion that sex is paramount in keep good relationships among unmarried but dating partners. Here’s what Elizabeth wrote:
“It’s World Sexual Purity Day!!!! And it feels perfect to share our testimony as a charge to someone! In a world filled with sexual perversion, it seems insane to choose a different path.
“Some will tell you how impossible it is to be in a healthy relationship without sex, kissing, touching and all. In fact, to some, these makeup ‘the ideal relationship’ but I stand to totally disagree!
“I am a testimony that defies this notion in its entirety! Sexual purity seemed to be a far cry from reality as sex or kissing were a prerequisite to be in a good relationship!
“Don’t get it twisted, I had my fair share of kisses but that didn’t particularly make up for what my past missed. Then I grew up, not just in age but in my walk with God and I began to understand the extent to which God wanted me to preserve myself, no kissing (sex wasn’t even up for discussion).”
According to Elizabeth, choosing to wait on God for the man who would share her value irrespective of his past mistakes was one of the steps towards achieving her aim of ‘no sex before marriage’.
“When Hubby came back into my life (story for another world celebration day) as impossible as the world had painted sexual purity to be, it was effortlessly easy for us to click on this – not by words alone, but indeed too as our first kiss was on the day of our Civil Marriage!
“Sex waited until we had been joined in church! So we had our first physical show of love after we had been joined. At first, it seemed impossible but we decided to wait, though it was against the norms of the world, and have it God’s way and the grace was made abundantly available from the Mercy Seat.
“Keeping ourselves didn’t just help our relationship with ABBA individually, or together as a couple but we were also able to bond with each other beyond the physical cause time spent together was always about developing our relationship with God and pursuing purpose.
“Our perception of one another wasn’t clouded with false emotion so we walked into this forever journey with 20/20 vision! So I hope with these few points of mine, I’ve been able to convince you that sexual purity is possible irrespective of the lies our world serves you with.”