In May, Lauren Akins, the wife of country singer Thomas Rhett, released a memoir called Live in Love. In it, she shared about the decision that both she and her husband made to save sex for marriage. She wrote, "We were both virgins. We'd taken our parents' words and our youth leaders' words to heart, and there was something so special about knowing we were starting from the same place as we thought about getting married."
For many, it is very encouraging and refreshing to see someone in the public eye share his or her heart's convictions about sexuality and virtue, especially in a culture that is saturated with utilitarian views of sex. Lauren outright rejects the idea that abstinence is outdated by sharing about how special sex can be when it is saved for marriage.
To read more, check out this article from Axis.