Reasons for Abstinence

Quotes to Abstain By…

I never learned how to treat a girl until I dated a girl in college who dressed modestly. She was interesting. She commanded respect.
— recent college graduate

 

 

Our main reproductive organ is our brain. —Molly Kelly

 

 

I want a girl who’s going to respect me and my values. I don’t want a girl who will tease me and try to tempt away my self-control. I’m saving myself for my wife, and I hopes she waits, too. I think to have it with someone else would tend to tarnish the completeness and uniqueness of our totally belonging to each other. I want to learn how to make love with the person I’ll spend my life loving. —17-year-old boy

 

 

If you don’t want to drive over a cliff, don’t pull up to the edge and race the engine. —high school counselor

 

 

No man is free who is a slave to the flesh. —Seneca

 

 

Abstinence is a promise you make to yourself. It’s important to me to stay true to myself and what I stand for. —Dwayne, It’s Great to Wait, www.greattowait.com

 

 

It’s easier to share your body than your soul. —A teenager

 

 

Living a life of chastity has showed me what true freedom and love actually are. I am able to see my girlfriend for the beautiful woman that she is with dignity and respect. My vision of her isn’t clouded with lust but rather magnified with love. —college student

 

 

The only safe sex is in a marriage relationship where a man and a woman are faithful to each other for life. Don’t settle for less than the best. Go for the gold. —Scott Phelps

 

 

How do we want our air? Pure. How do we want our water? Pure. How do we want sex on our wedding night? Pure. —Molly Kelly

 

 

What part of “no” don’t you understand? —abstinence poster

 

 

Infertility can be devastating to a marriage. If you hope to be a mother or a father some day, don’t play around. —Dr. Joe McIlhaney

 

 

A girl always knows when she’s being used. She may try to deny it, but she knows. —Crystalina Padilla

 

 

Sex is both physical and emotional. Remaining abstinent can safeguard against feelings of being used, unloved, angry, or betrayed. —Jermaine, It’s Great to Wait, www.greattowait.com

 

 

There is no second-guessing a virgin’s motives: her strength comes from a source beyond her transitory whims. It is sexuality dedicated to hope, to the future, to marital love, to children, and to God. Her virginity is, at the same time, a statement of her mature independence from men. It allows a woman to become a whole person in her own right, without needing a man either to revolt against or to complete what she lacks. It is very simple, really: no matter how wonderful, charming, handsome, intelligent, thoughtful, rich, or persuasive he is, he simply cannot have her. A virgin is perfectly unpossessable. —Sarah Hinlicky

 

 

My real friends will accept and understand my decisions and values. No questions asked. —Jared, It’s Great to Wait, www.greattowait.com

 

 

If you can control yourself sexually, you can control yourself. Period. —A. C. Green

 

 

Treat your date with the respect and purity you hope your future spouse will have. Keep in mind how you will expect a young man to treat your daughter one day. By listening to your conscience in this way, you’ll have a good idea of where to draw the line. —Jason Evert

 

 

If your heart says, “Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this,” listen to your heart, pray for strength, and get out of the situation immediately. —Jason Evert

 

 

The ultimate intimacy belongs within the ultimate commitment. —Julia Duin

 

If it’s love, love waits. —pamphlet on sexuality

 

If you own pornography of any kind, for the love of your future spouse, trash it immediately. —Jason Evert

 

 

Purity perceives and respects the character of sex—its depth, seriousness, intimacy, and true home within wedded love, which alone makes possible the total and mutual gift of self. —Dietrich von Hildebrand

 

 

If by how you dress, you are saying to guys, “Hey, look at my body,” why would a guy want to get to know you? —Jason Evert

I am 22 years old and still a virgin. Not for lack of opportunity, my vanity hastens to add. My mother taught me that self-respect requires self-control. My father taught me to demand the same from men. —Sarah Hinlicky

 

 

You can only give your Virginity one time…