While a sexual appetite is innately human, society preys on sexual weaknesses causing many to overindulge and create insatiable, ravenous habits that are often harmful to one’s body and spirit. While the two words “wait” and “celibacy” often bring grunts, groans, and eyerolls, Franklin and Good dish a powerful action-packed recipe for those seeking true love, meaningful relationships, and the quest for self-reflection.
Ironically, the solution lies within those two words so often ignored, and despised the most.
Over this time, I've grown to embrace and value my celibacy.
I have a lot of respect for him and you know, he’s kind of cute too.” She then admits they’ve had “sleepovers,” but claims they haven’t done the “nasty.” “We have [had sleepovers],” she said.
It’s choosing to discipline the mind and think of the benefit you seek, something that is greater than the desire to give in.” dives head first into the struggles with celibacy, temptations that will arise, and a strategic plan of attack when thoughts of giving in creep into the mind.
Along with support and commentary by both Franklin and Good on their dating-to-marriage-while-celibate experience, the book explores candidly the differences between men and women who may or may not play the waiting game, how to determine whether someone is your true husband or wife-to-be, and what to do in the meantime while being celibate.
I have been celibate now for about almost a year and a half.
The journey at first was not by choice, but because of a situation with my ex.