Here is a list of honest reasons to practice abstinence if you need a change of pace in your relationship. If you haven't had sex yet, this list is also encouragement for you to continue your lifestyle. I'll be totally honest with you ladies. I wasn't a virgin when I got married. But when my husband and I first started dating we discussed various reasons to practice abstinence and decided to give it a try. It ended up being one of the best decisions of my adult life and I'd like to share with you why.
Clarity is one of the many helpful reasons to practice abstinence. When we have sex with other people it can often cloud reality because of the emotional attachment that occurs. I'll share with you an example. I had a boyfriend in college who wasn't honest with me. I knew it in my gut but because I was so attached to him, I didn't listen to my better judgement. We were forced to have some time apart and as a result be celibate. I was able to see the situation for what it truly was and found the courage to end the relationship.