Colton Dixon Shares on Saving Sex for Marriage: “Waiting Was the Right Decision”
Written by Brittney Moses | January 25, 2016
Amid a hypersexual media culture, it’s always refreshing to see those in the spotlight who use their platform to bring honor to their faith when it comes to purity. Well, that’s exactly what newlyweds Colton and Annie Dixon did in Colton’s recent interview with People magazine when opening up about the couple’s experience of saving themselves for marriage.
Colton shared with People: “It was kind of strange: We checked into the room and realized, ‘We actually get to go to sleep side by side! This is so cool!’ … Anywhere we’ve traveled before, we’ve always gotten two hotel rooms. We wanted to remain pure in that area.”
He went on to express that “it was not easy” but believes “sex was designed for marriage” and that the Bible backs it up as well. “It made it really special for us,” he added.
Annie supported her husband’s words by agreeing that it wasn’t necessarily because someone told her she had to wait, but in her heart she felt it was the right thing—and is really glad they waited!
What is so beautiful about these two sharing their experience to choose abstinence and the value that it grew within their relationship is that we learn about the upside of sex in marriage. Sometimes in a church culture we’re conditioned to associate sex with shame, guilt and dirtiness. This one-sided approach can leave people hopelessly stuck in the shame cycle, focusing on the very thing they’re trying to avoid. But we know that it’s more likely we will drift closer toward what we keep our eye on. It’s almost like that idea of telling yourself “Don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip” while looking down—which in turn actually leads you to trip and fall. Many continue to give in out of a preset hopelessness that literally becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, and that is the cycle of shame.
When we keep our eye on the end goal instead, our love for God or the beautiful hope that awaits us—like having an intimate moment saved for the lover of your heart and soul who has dedicated their life to you and you alone—it lifts us toward the finish! Instead of looking down, we look up. Instead of being clouded by shame, we’re inspired with hope. That is why encouraging, set-apart testimonies like these cannot go in vain! Remember, it’s never too late to decide to start committing to living life God’s way for the best experience and safety in love.
[Source: People magazine]