Viewing abstinence as such, you can see why many people choose to use this term when encouraging young people to save sex for marriage. There is an extremely valuable discipline learned through not immediately acting on one’s desires. Abstinence is also encouraged so that one learns “delayed gratification”—saving something now makes it more valuable in the future. If the child “abstains” from eating all the cookies immediately, the child is learning the value of delayed gratification.Every man, woman, and child in the world can be living chastity—priests, religious brothers and sisters, single people, married couples, and teenagers. It means that you understand the power of sex enough to keep it in marriage.In our society, many young people think they’re just fine, as long as they don’t go “all the way.” Abstinence, from many sources, says, “don’t do it”, and there’s often not clarification as to what “it” is, and how you avoid “it”, especially while dating.
Chastity is the virtue of understanding and respecting sex to such a great degree that one keeps it in the appropriate time and place (marriage).Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson started dating last April. I'm human, so it is not easy, especially when I look at him and I think he is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen — that I've ever laid my eyes on, to be honest. You get to hug and you get to have a nice good kiss, but you have to be careful not to go too far so you don't end up in the place you're trying to avoid being in. Then, in July, Wilson revealed that the couple had chosen to remain abstinent while dating. I'm like, But he's such an awesome guy and the cool thing is that every day, we're growing with each other. We're just enjoying ourselves and going one day at a time and praying and staying positive. Abstinence dating can be challenging for anyone who hopes to wait for sex until they have found the person they choose to marry.It's best to approach dating with a clear and healthy plan for remaining abstinent while still enjoying intimacy with the people you meet.