I Waited Until My Wedding Night To Lose My Virginity And I Wish I Hadn’t

I’m not encouraging girls to lose their virginity before marriage but I am encouraging women to think first about why they are doing things. Don’t let someone else’s mindset or beliefs dictate your actions. That includes institutions like the church. At the same time don’t infringe on the rights of anyone else to make their own decisions about their lives.

This post stimulates thought and forces you to question the influence social institutions have on your life. Don’t break the mold for breaking the mold’s sake, but look within yourself and find and live life to your own moral compass, even if it lines up perfectly with that of the church, or any other body/institution.

Enjoy the read and post your thoughts.

Thought Catalog

“Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship. As well as abstaining from sexual thoughts, sexual touching, pornography, and actions that are known to lead to sexual arousal.”

At the age of 10, I took a pledge at my church alongside a group of other girls to remain a virgin until marriage. Yes, you read that right — I was 10 years old.

Let’s take a look at who I was as a 10-year-old: I was in fourth grade. I played with Barbie dolls and had tea parties with imaginary friends. I pretended I was a mermaid every time I took a bath. I still thought boys were icky and I had no idea I liked girls, too. I…

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