Why virginity is important to me.By the title, I'm assuming a few of you are cringing, are uncomfortable, or are rolling your eyes. Well, you can dislike this all you want, I still would like to share my views on this subject.
Growing up, I went to church almost every Sunday. I went to a Southern Baptist church. It was home to me. I had friends that I saw basically every Sunday morning and Wednesday night. I would come home and read the Bible with my mom, pray, and go to bed. Religion was very important to me.
As I've gotten older, religion still means something to me. I don't go to church, but I still do feel a connection with God.
In the churches that I went to, and in the family I grew up in, you stayed a virgin until marriage if you wanted to go to Heaven. My mom was against that idea, mainly because it would've been wrong to preach against something that she'd done herself.
I've always been one to romanticize things. I'd dream about my engagement, my wedding, my little babies running around. I like to think of sex as an important thing. I know that a lot of people say "it's just sex." Yes, it is just sex, but that's something I value. In my life, I have few things that I value as important. Sex is one of them.
I never wanted to have sex with someone that I didn't love or that I didn't want to be with for the rest of my life. I want my first to be my only.
I'm simply saying that I want to wait.
And another thing; some people are completely turned off by that idea. I had a guy who I was friends with, and he was talking about sex. I told him that 1. I'm 14 and don't plan on doing it this young (though I'm not shaming or looking down on anyone who has) and 2. I made a promise to myself, to God, and my future husband (he doesn't know that I made this promise, I just like to think that I made it) that I would wait. I wear my purity ring everyday as a reminder.
He was a little turned off by that idea. And if that's what he, a 15 year old, wants, then that's okay, too. That's just not what I want.
Okay, I suppose that's it. Feel free to leave your views on this subject, or any "unpopular" opinion (or just any of your opinions), in the comments.
May the grace of Castiel and the hotness of Dean be with you.