So, you’ve made the decision to abstain from sex until marriage? You are dating while celibate and you’ve joined many other singles who have made this personal and spiritual choice, including Meagan Good and Tamara Mowry who both decided to become celibate while they were dating.While I celebrate your courage to make this choice, I know you may feel like it’s almost impossible to find someone who respects your values and is willing to grow with you as you move forward in your relationship.If they decide they can’t handle not having sex until marriage, let them go!Be confident that you will find the right person who will happily respect you.The concept of being celibate isn't as widely accepted or welcomed as it used to be and when you meet a guy and tell him about your decision, he may be either turned off or even put off by the idea.You may find your dating pool is limited to people that have made similar life decisions as you.
Now, you might think you're celibate because you're not married or doing the deed, but true celibacy is actually a decision made voluntarily by an individual.Craving a donut, but know that after you eat it you'll regret it....perfect!You have a new found discipline that helps you out with the bad cravings.When the topic of sex comes up with the person you’re dating, explain why you decided to become celibate. You’re looking forward to enjoying sex at the right time and with the right person and you can share that in your conversations. Myles Munroe: “Sex was given by God to help express love, not to create it.” Whether you’re in the beginning stages of a new relationship or you’ve decided to become celibate while you’re already in a relationship, you must be prepared for the consequences of that choice.The other person may have different standards and expectations.Celibacy has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years and used to be extremely common.