Olympic hurdler, Des Moines native, and track star Lolo Jones, recently made headlines when she shared during an HBO Real Sports interview that she is a 29-year-old virgin, saving herself for marriage. Though some were shocked (Many believe virginity until after nuptials is a thing of the past.) she is revealing that abstinence is rooted in her Christian faith.
According to The Latinos Post, the U.S. Olympian opened up on Twitter regarding her motives behind abstinence when she tweeted the following: “I am a Christian. Saving myself for marriage bc that’s what the Bible taught me to do.”
It’s also what she wants to do for her future spouse.
“It’s just something, a gift that I want to give to my husband,” Jones, who told her Twitter followers about her virginity earlier this year, said during her HBO sit-down interview. “But please, understand, this journey has been hard.”
But it is Jones’ core Christian convictions, not the easiness of remaining abstinent, that have helped her keep her sexual habits in line with God’s word.
“If there’s virgins out there, I’m going to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life — harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage.”
That’s saying a lot, since Lolo Jones has trained very hard to become one of the world’s fastest women, and a two-time World Champion in the 60-meter hurdles.
article courtesy of BuzzEEWMagazine.com