Russell and Ciara

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The Bible is filled with lots of info about sex, and believe it or not, God thinks it’s a great idea! And why shouldn’t He, He invented it. There are tons of practical, common sense reasons that have significant consequences. Russell Wilson understands and agrees with this and is dating Ciara with this principle.

During a recent  interview he declared that sex before marriage leads to heartache that only God can heal, says Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. And that’s why he spoke up when he started dating pop star Ciara.
“God said, ‘I want you and need you to lead her,'” Wilson says God told him when they started dating.
Watch the video to see what that means.
They are not the first high profile couple to choose sexual purity. Pastor DeVon Franklin and his lovely wife Meagan Good chose  to live chaste before marriage as well.

 Franklin believes that marriage’s higher purpose is love and healing. “The idea of disrupting that or potentially corrupting the union by doing anything less than honoring our commitment kept us both motivated and committed to keeping each other accountable,” he say
1 Thessalonians 4:3,4,7 says:
“God wants you to be holy and to stay away from sexual sins. He wants each of you to learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable … God called us to be holy and does not want us to live in sin.”

The questions that you must ask are:

  • What does it mean to be holy?
  • What sexual sins does God want us to stay away from?
  • What are practical ways we can control our bodies?
  • What does it mean to not live in sin?

Here’s the central issue: sex after marriage and sex before marriage are two very different things. Within marriage, sex is the combination of a spiritual, emotional, and physical union. It’s everything we are, because we’re committed to one another, and it’s expressing the sum total of that commitment. Outside of marriage, though, sex is primarily physical. It isn’t a spiritual union in the same way because there isn’t real commitment present–even if you are engaged. And so sex takes on a flavor that it really wasn’t intended to have.

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Below you will see that Ciara and Russell are in good company. Here are a few celebrities who adjusted their life when they found faith.

 

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