During that time, he struggled to remain true to his religious beliefs. “The decision to wait was one of the most difficult ones I’ve ever made in my life,” he shares in the book.
“I asked myself, ‘What if what I was doing disqualified me for the full manifestation of the call God has on my life? ’ ” For De Von, short-term pleasure outside of a commitment before God wasn’t worth missing his blessings.
“When you have sex with someone, you are leaving them a piece of yourself and taking a part of them with you,” they add.
Abstaining while you date allows for a clear assessment of another person without sex clouding your judgment.
“We can start to consider another way to do this that will produce more peace and better health— spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
“If I could give God one of the most tempting areas of life, anything else is possible.” The couple hope more singles consider saving sex until marriage, especially in the Black community. We need to start talking about sex in our community,” De Von says.
Now they are offering all the details of their experience and encouraging others to consider celibacy before marriage in their new book, (Howard), due out February 2.
In the tome, the two are honest about their undertaking.
“Everything has changed dramatically since I stopped picking and choosing which parts of the Bible I would follow,” Meagan writes.
“When I stopped and focused on the hardest thing, which is sex, I watched my life and career change.” WHY WAIT?