Sunday, November 30, 2008

Waiting - Now There's A Concept!

The fact that this article is newsworthy is a little depressing to me:

Couple Waits Till Marriage For First Kiss

Won't kiss on the first date? How about waiting until marriage?

Chicagoans Melody LaLuz, 28, and Claudaniel Fabien, 30, shared their first kiss Saturday at the altar. The two teach abstinence at the city's public schools and practiced what they preached to their teenage students.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the couple had never kissed and that they had never been alone together in a house.

For the record, I'm waiting until the wedding altar for my first kiss too. Should I expect Fox News to report that little fact? :)

Kudos to this couple for taking a stand for what is right... even if it isn't popular! In a day and age when young people are allowed - and encouraged - to give in to what feels good, I'm glad that two someones care enough to teach kids about a forgotten option - abstinence.

It's just so sad that doing the right thing is seldom chosen and when it is, it becomes worthy of news.


1 comment:

Rachel said...

Samer and I waited until our wedding day for our first kiss as well. It was something I'd recommend to everyone because it was the most amazing thing in the world to share that with one another as man and wife. I like thinking back to that moment when he first kissed me and I still get goosebumps thinking about how "treasured" it made me feel. I was worth waiting for and so was he!

Sadly, you'll find that if you decide to wait until your wedding day you'll get a lot of weird looks (even, or should I say especially, from other Christians) because people think you're taking purity too far. Kissing before marriage leads to temptation and it lessens the purity of the wedding day.

It's great that you've decided to wait!