My full support for this program.
The logic is simple: Would you like to find out that before marrying you, your husband/wife had sex with 37 othr people, and honestly considers some of them to be much better lovers than you are? Well then, you shouldn’t cause your future spouse that kind of grief either!
Contrary to the secular, liberal, sex-crazed world, we consider it a great and proud achievement to be a 40-year old virgin! It isn’t easy, especially in a culture ruled by meaningless sex.
From NST 27 June 2007 (NST removes links after a week):
It’s abstinence for 250 until marriage
By : David Yeow
The students did a walk around Millennium Park after their pledge of abstinence while holding signboards encouraging others to do the same.
PETALING JAYA: Raymas Quah sets many hearts a-flutter when he walks the corridors of his school.
But he is not your typical “big man on campus” ready to use his looks to “get” girls.
He values his virginity and is not ashamed to stand up and say so.
“Your virginity is the best wedding gift you can give to your future spouse. So for me it’s ‘no’ to sex until I say ‘I do’,” said the 19-year-old from Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Sea.
Quah led 250 students from five secondary schools, during the Youth Abstinence Walk at Millennium Park in SS2 yesterday, in a personal pledge to abstain from any form of sexual activity until they marry.
The students first attended a four-hour abstinence workshop in their schools, developed by Focus on the Family Malaysia (FOFM). The non-governmental organisation was originally set up in the United States in 1977 to restore values to the family unit.
FOFM spokesman Olivia Lee said the main aim of the workshop was to create awareness among teenagers that sex was powerful, and if treated lightly could result in a severe emotional backlash or worse, a sexually transmitted disease.
“We live in such a supercharged ‘just do it’ world. We just want to let teenagers know that they have the option to abstain, and that it works,” Lee said.
And it seems the idea is catching on.
“Abstinence is not a conservative thing, it’s a respect thing. I learnt that love is about honouring one another. So to show that I really love my future husband, I am going to start by honouring my body,” said 16-year-old Sarah Lau from Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Sea.
When asked of what her parents thought of the idea, Lau said that they were really proud and thought it was mature of her to take the pledge.
After making their public declaration of abstinence, the students marched around the park, some chanting “Abstinence works”, holding signs that read “Abstinence Rocks” and “Don’t be an STD statistic”, among others.
North Petaling Jaya MP Datin Chew Mei Fun led the event and joined in the walk.