Let’s Discuss..I Love You, but I want to Wait..Are you down with that?

 

As I was driving in to work this morning, I was listening to the BBC and they let me know that this afternoon’s Tell Me More Program was going to be about Abstinence. Of course my ears perked up, since I used to be an abstinence educator and thought maybe abstinence was gaining more momentum among single individuals. (Click on the link below to hear the story)

http://www.npr.org/2013/01/02/168463370/chastity-why-wait

It’s nice to hear that it’s a growing trend by the fact there was recent article featured in Ebony magazine and a reality show called Virgin Diaries. Today, I even received a comment from an individual that was has been married 17 years that wished she had waited. One of the things that was also interesting was that only women were bold enough to speak out on the topic.

Today’s Let’s Discuss topic really has to do with abstinence among men. You normally don’t hear men speak out against having sex before marriage. Every decade or so, you will hear about a pro athlete that abstains from sex i.e. Tim Tebow and A.C. Green. Relativity Media Presents "Act Of Valor" Los Angeles Premiere - Red CarpetIn a society where the hook-up with as many women as possible before you decide to settle down mentality is the norm, are we ready to accept a man who would prefer to be abstinent before marriage and just focus on you as a woman?

What would you do if your man told you he wanted to be abstinent until marriage? Could you LoveStrong and wait? If he was the one, what changes would you have to make to ensure you aren’t in a position to break his promise?

Coach Keith

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Keith has over a decade of experience in the field, counseling and coaching individuals, couples, teens and their parents to help them improve their relationships and their ability to achieve their personal goals. For the past seven years Keith has developed specific programs to help teens and their families achieve success in all facets of their lives that may have eluded them in the past. Academics, relationships, athletics, college preparation and applications, goal setting and developing specific plans are areas where working with Keith as a Coach can help young people set the patterns that promise a brilliant future. He works with couples to help them achieve the kind of relationship they envisioned when they first made their commitment to each other. Strengthening communication and revitalizing their understanding and empathy for each other helps couples regain the romance and closeness they long for – even in their everyday “real” world. Having a coach is like having a GPS for life. Keith can help you get a realistic picture of where you are and focus on the best path forward toward your goals. Unlike counseling, coaching focuses on the future, not the past.

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