A little bit about me: I am 23 years old, female, and single. Honestly, I don’t know if being here is “right,” but here’s the truth of it.
I was sexually abused for several years as a young kid. As I got older, I obviously experienced arousal, but it was such a toxic place for me. Thanks to this website and a lot of counseling I have reached a place where I am comfortable with my sexuality. But if I’m honest, I’m starting to feel desperate. I do not want to give myself to a man outside marriage; so much of that was taken from me so early that I want to reserve “the choice” for my husband. But it’s almost as if, because I’ve experienced it before, it’s more challenging for me than my peers? I say this because I have very open friendships with a community of young women who are firm believers and I have spent so much time in tears trying to resist what my body is begging for, but my mind knows is not in line with scripture.
So my question is, how did you successfully wait (if you did) or what led you to decide not to? I have cried out to God, begging for my forever love so many times. My heart (and body) aches for him. But how do I do this??? Practicals are super helpful, but any other encouraging words or advice would be so meaningful to me.
–Young And Lost
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