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I Didn't Lose My Virginity on My Wedding Night

This is great.

I’ve never punched someone in the face, but there are definitely times I wish I could ignore the virtue of self-control and let a fist fly. A few months before my wedding, someone asked me (knowing that I was a 29-year old virgin by choice), “So, is your fiancé a virgin, too?” I replied, “Nope.” She responded, “Well at least someone knows what they’re doing.” I pretended not to care about this ridiculously ignorant statement and switched the subject quickly. But, really? Really?! My brain was reeling with anger and annoyance, while my will did all it could to prevent Jackie Francois from turning into Jackie Chan. That stupid response irked me on a few levels.
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3 comments:

Mary De Voe said...

Proof? The man cannot speak for another person unless that person gives him power of attorney. What a hard lesson to learn. He gave his future spouse away.

Honestly Catholic said...

Don't care for this article. Saving yourself for marriage should not simply be about making gross generalizations about those who don't save themselves and about idealizing the experiences of those who do save themselves.

I waited for marriage. I don't regret it. But consummating our marriage was a huge struggle for us. http://embersofincense.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/was-saving-myself-worth-it/

Scott Waddell said...

“Well at least someone knows what they’re doing.” is a particularly odious comment because it betrays envy and even a hatred of virtue. Envy is different than jealously. Jealousy is just when you see another's good and want it for yourself, which is not really bad because it is right to want good things. Envy however, is when you see another in possession of something good and want to destroy that good.


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