We don't hear a lot about people waiting for sex anymore, but there are increasing numbers of empowered Christian women refusing to give their bodies away before marriage. Boxing champ Evander Holyfield's 27-year-old daughter, Evette Holyfield, is one of them.
In an interview with Essence.com, Holyfield opens up about how, at first, her father and later, her Christian faith, played a huge role in her decision to wait.
"We grew up in a Christian home. When I was around six years old, my dad said to me, 'You don't need to have sex outside of marriage.' He went through the whole spiel with me. So as I grew up, I thought, okay dad, if you don't want me to do it, I'm not gonna do it," she shares.
But as she matured, and learned more about God, her desire was not to please her natural father, but her Heavenly Father.
"I now believe that by waiting, God will bless me and bring me a great husband. I want to meet somebody amazing, and I know that if I do this, I'm doing this for him and I. That's what I want."
For her, maintaining virginity has not been at all difficult, because her convictions are strong. "In my mind, I already have it set that I'm not gonna do it, so if someone were to pressure me, it wouldn't even phase me. I just don't have those desires," says the mentor to young women. In fact, she came out of a three-year relationship without succumbing, or even having "those desires for him in that way."
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine