A Nigerian lady named Elizabeth Edmond-Atumu got married in 2016. On November 14, which is World Sexual Purity Day (WSPD), she shared a touching story about her marriage. The story has since gone viral, touching many
Elizabeth Edmond-Atumu and her husband at their white wedding.
Elizabeth revealed she and her husband abstained from sex until marriage. She said it was due to religious reasons and she knew God would send her the right match eventually.
She said: “It’s World Sexual Purity Day!!!! And it feels perfect to share our testimony as a charge to someone! In a world filled with sexual perversion, it seems insane to choose a different path.”
“Some will tell you how impossible it is to be in a healthy relationship without sex, kissing, touching and all. In fact to some, these make up “the ideal relationship” but I stand to totally disagree!”
“I am a testimony that defies this notion in its entirety! Sexual purity seemed to be a far cry from reality as sex or kissing were a prerequisite to be in a good relationship!”
“Don’t get it twisted, I had my fair share of kisses but that didn’t particularly make up for what my past missed. Then I grew up, not just in age but in my walk with God and I began to understand the extent to which God wanted me to preserve myself, no kissing (sex wasn’t even up for discussion).”
Elizabeth Edmond-Atumu and her husband at their traditional wedding.
“I chose to wait on God to bring the man who would believe in my values irrespective of his past mistakes and for me, this was going to be one of my convictions when I eventually find My Amazing!”
“When Hubby came back into my life (story for another world celebration day) as impossible as the world had painted sexual purity to be, it was effortlessly easy for us to click on this- not by words alone, but in deed too as our first kiss was on the day of our Civil Marriage!”
“Sex waited until we had been joined in church! So we had our first physical show of love after we had been joined. At first it seemed impossible but we decided to wait, though it was against the norms of the world, and have it God’s way and the grace was made abundantly available from the Mercy Seat.”
“Keeping ourselves didn’t just help our relationship with ABBA individually, or together as a couple but we were also able to bond with each other beyond the physical cause time spent together was always about developing our relationship with God and pursuing purpose.”
“Our perception of one another wasn’t clouded with false emotion so we walked into this forever journey with 20/20 vision! So I hope with these few points of mine, I’ve been able to convince you that sexual purity is possible irrespective of the lies our world serves you with.”
Congrats to them on their marriage and abstinence decision. It’s something that works for some and not all, so find the rhythm you and your partner have and decide which path is better for you.