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Why Choose Abstinence?

Do you want a relationship that will last a lifetime? If you want the best chance at a healthy and happy life, abstaining from sex until marriage is the only choice. MAKE THE PLEDGE!

Studies conclusively show that people who wait until they are married to become sexually active are less likely to experience a pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, or to be physically abused or depressed and commit suicide. Instead, individuals who wait to have sex until they are married are more likely to have greater self-esteem, enjoy a higher standard of living, and be in a happy marriage. When you both wait until your honeymoon night, you'll be sealing those vows you made—"for better or for worse, til death do us part"—physically, creating a bond, a neuropathy to each other. You'll have the ultimate gold sex—body, soul AND spirit.

Couple

Abstinence from sexual activity—any sexual activity, including oral sex—or lifetime faithfulness to one uninfected partner (as in marriage) is the only certain way to be safe. If you've already had sexual contact, get checked for STDs and tell your friends about the risks. You may also want to consider "renewed" virginity—it's not too late to start over!. If you haven't had any sexual contact with anyone, ever, congratulations on making the healthiest choice!

What are the advantages of abstinence?

Freedom from:
  • Guilt, doubt, worry, regret
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Pregnancy
  • Loss due to adoption
  • The trauma of abortion
  • Loss of reputation
  • Certain family problems
  • Pressure to marry early
  • Broken heart
  • Anxiety or depression
Freedom to:
  • Become more creative in sharing feelings
  • Develop skills and abilities
  • Develop greater trust in marriage
  • Achieve financial stability before having a family
  • Develop self-appreciation and self-esteem
  • Go for the gold—the best sex on your honeymoon night!
Freedom to become the
best person you can be!
What will my friends think?

Nearly 2/3 of all teenagers are currently abstinent. Ultimately, you are the one who will have to live with the consequences of the choices you make, not your friends.

Sources: "Oral Sex: Harmless Fun?", The Medical Institute, "The Truth About...Abstinence", Abstinence Clearinghouse; and "Is There Real 'Safe Sex'?", Teen-Aid, Inc.. Used by permission.


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