……And We Wait. (#TheAbstinenceStruggle)


From a religious standpoint, one of the hardest parts about abstinence is the constant command from God to wait.


You must wait for God to mature you into a person who is capable of being in a relationship that honors Him through your undeniable love and sacraficing actions for your significant other without taking God out of His rightful place (on the throne of your heart).


You must wait to date in order to avoid having a lot of pointless relationships. You must wait until you meet someone who is after God’s own heart, who you have a connection with, who you are attracted to, and who meets all the other requirements on your “list.” Then you must wait to start making future plans with them until God confirms that this is indeed the person He has for you. Finally, you must wait for the marriage to succumb to your sexual desires for that person. It’s just a whole lot of waiting!!!!!!

……but it’s worth it.

Or more like he is worth it. My husband is worth me waiting for. I love him so much, that I will sacrifice my flesh right now in order to please him in the future.

Here is a poem that has gone viral, and pretty much sums up my feelings about waiting for my hubby. Enjoy 🙂 !

About Juaquina Carter

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10 Responses to ……And We Wait. (#TheAbstinenceStruggle)

  1. carmenw503 says:

    Thanks for sharing! Thoroughly enjoyed this 🙂

  2. This was really nice ! It’s good to know that I’m not the only one on this journey

  3. bryskates says:

    Well said! It is worth it. Part of the problem, however, is that our culture has prolonged getting married which makes “waiting” even more difficult.

  4. espie321 says:

    What a beautiful and encouraging message!! Thank you for sharing this.

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