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Russell Wilson and Ciara are going strong in their relationship, and they’re going strong without sex. In a recent interview with The Rock Church, the Seattle Seahawks player spoke candidly about their relationship and walk in God.

I met this girl named Ciara, who is the most beautiful woman in the world. She’s the most kind person, the most engaging person. I could probably learn more from her … everything that I could ever want.

And so I’ll never forget: She was on tour, she was traveling, and I was looking at her in the mirror. I was sitting in the dressing room, and she was getting ready to go, about 15 minutes before she went onstage. And she was sitting there, and God spoke to me and said, ‘I need you to lead her.’ And I was like, ‘Really? Right now?’

He goes, ‘I want you and need you to lead her.’

So I told her right then and there, ‘What would you do if we took all that extra stuff off the table and just did it Jesus’ way?’

Yeah, we’re talking about sex.

For me, I knew that God had brought me into her life to bless her and for her to bless me and to bless so many people with the impact that she has, that I have. We’re not gonna be perfect, by any means. Life’s not perfect. Nobody’s perfect, but he’s anointed both of us, and I know that he’s calling for us to do something miraculous, something special.

I said to her, and she completely agreed: ‘Could we love each other without that?’ If you can really love somebody without that, then you can really love somebody.

And of course, people are wondering if he’s being real. But the thing is, just because they’re not having intercourse, doesn’t mean they’re not intimate. But occasionally you have to explain such things to folks.

Social media called out the couple and the fact that they’re choosing to abstain? But what’s so wrong with practicing abstinence? Now, I’m not saying it’s something I’ve ever done in a relationship, but if that’s what people want to do, more power to them.

But there are common misconceptions about abstinence.

A) It does not prevent the transmission of STDs – Those still can be transmitted by kissing, oral sex and genitals touching.

B) Just because someone is abstaining from sex with you, doesn’t mean they’re abstaining from sex with other people.

Clutchettes, have you practiced abstinence in a relationship? Would you?

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