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Quotes about Abstinence

There is no condom for the heart. —poster at an abstinence conference

 I don't want my wife to sleep with anyone but me, and I want to give her the same respect. —Elijah Martin

 Love is patient . . . love is kind. —the Bible

 Yesterday is gone. What matters is today and the choices I make for my future. —Libby Gray

 Sex is so special that it needs a special home; that home is marriage. The ultimate intimacy belongs in the ultimate commitment. —Pat Driscoll

 Dealing with saying 'No' is much easier than dealing with an STD or baby. —Abi, It's Great to Wait, www.greattowait.com

 Chastity is the virtue that brings the sexual appetite into harmony with reason. —Donald DeMarco

 Sexual intercourse is a gift that says, "Do not open until marriage." If you've already unwrapped it, wrap it up again! —Molly Kelly

 Abstinence is a window of clarity through which one can better find one's work and one's mate. —Lance Morrow

 Chastity, like honesty, is a civic as well as a personal virtue. When a society loses chastity, it begins to destroy itself. —William Schickel

 Sex is essentially deep. We become what we do with our bodies, and there is no deeper act than sex. —Dietrich von Hildebrand

 Surrender to sensuality paralyzes the powers of the moral person. —Josef Pieper

 Our main reproductive organ is our brain. —Molly Kelly

 I want a girl who's going to respect me and my values. I don't want a girl who will tease me and try to tempt away my self-control. I'm saving myself for my wife, and I hopes she waits, too. I think to have it with someone else would tend to tarnish the completeness and uniqueness of our totally belonging to each other. I want to learn how to make love with the person I'll spend my life loving. —17-year-old boy

 If you don't want to drive over a cliff, don't pull up to the edge and race the engine. —high school counselor

 Real intimacy, real love, comes from holy, chaste relationships. —Father Dave Pivonka

 No man is free who is a slave to the flesh. —Seneca

 Abstinence is a promise you make to yourself. It's important to me to stay true to myself and what I stand for. —Dwayne, It's Great to Wait, www.greattowait.com

 It's easier to share your body than your soul. —A teenager

 Living a life of chastity has showed me what true freedom and love actually are. I am able to see my girlfriend for the beautiful woman that she is with dignity and respect. My vision of her isn't clouded with lust but rather magnified with love. —college student

 The only safe sex is in a marriage relationship where a man and a woman are faithful to each other for life. Don't settle for less than the best. Go for the gold. —Scott Phelps

 How do we want our air? Pure. How do we want our water? Pure. How do we want sex on our wedding night? Pure. —Molly Kelly

 What part of "no" don't you understand? —abstinence poster

 Infertility can be devastating to a marriage. If you hope to be a mother or a father some day, don't play around. —Dr. Joe McIlhaney

 A girl always knows when she's being used. She may try to deny it, but she knows. —Crystalina Padilla

 Sex is both physical and emotional. Remaining abstinent can safeguard against feelings of being used, unloved, angry, or betrayed. —Jermaine, It's Great to Wait, www.greattowait.com

 There is no second-guessing a virgin's motives: her strength comes from a source beyond her transitory whims. It is sexuality dedicated to hope, to the future, to marital love, to children, and to God. Her virginity is, at the same time, a statement of her mature independence from men. It allows a woman to become a whole person in her own right, without needing a man either to revolt against or to complete what she lacks. It is very simple, really: no matter how wonderful, charming, handsome, intelligent, thoughtful, rich, or persuasive he is, he simply cannot have her. A virgin is perfectly unpossessable. —Sarah Hinlicky

 My real friends will accept and understand my decisions and values. No questions asked. —Jared, It's Great to Wait, www.greattowait.com

 Some teens think that sex is the unforgivable sin. Not true. —Fr. Dave Pivonka

 If you can control yourself sexually, you can control yourself. Period. —A. C. Green

 Treat your date with the respect and purity you hope your future spouse will have. Keep in mind how you will expect a young man to treat your daughter one day. By listening to your conscience in this way, you'll have a good idea of where to draw the line. —Jason Evert

 If your heart says, "Maybe I shouldn't be doing this," listen to your heart, pray for strength, and get out of the situation immediately. —Jason Evert

 Sex is not an entitlement. It's a privilege that goes with marriage. —Fr. Dave Pivonka

 The ultimate intimacy belongs within the ultimate commitment. —Julia Duin

 If it's love, love waits. —pamphlet on sexuality

 If you own pornography of any kind, for the love of your future spouse, trash it immediately. —Jason Evert

 Purity is the fruit of prayer. —Mother Teresa

 Purity perceives and respects the character of sex—its depth, seriousness, intimacy, and true home within wedded love, which alone makes possible the total and mutual gift of self. —Dietrich von Hildebrand

 Lying next to your boyfriend or girlfriend without a stitch of clothing on is not the time to discuss chastity. The time to think about chastity is now—when your thinking is clear. —Fr. Dave. Pivonka

 If by how you dress, you are saying to guys, "Hey, look at my body," why would a guy want to get to know you? —Jason Evert

 I am 22 years old and still a virgin. Not for lack of opportunity, my vanity hastens to add. My mother taught me that self-respect requires self-control. My father taught me to demand the same from men. —Sarah Hinlicky