Waiting and dating

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We spend too much, we eat too much and it seems as though our sexual appetites have no limits.

We must learn how to say "no" to our sexual desires even if it's unpopular and difficult. Jessica Mc Cleese of the Krist Samaritan Center in Houston, Texas.

One of the most influential things that she did was allowing me to travel to London, England, when I was 19, by myself.

Since then, I have traveled to or lived in 16 other countries, and much of the credit goes to my mom for encouraging me to do so, instilling great faith in me and reminding me to trust in God.

Age: 29 Hometown: Prattville, Alabama Education: Graduated from Prattville High School. Occupation: Since she was a child, La Toya has had the desire to watch over others.

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There seemed to be a special connection between them that made me wonder, It started me on a quest to discover what I call "practical abstinence." All of the "true love waits" messages mean nothing if they can't be put into practice.He blessed them, and one of the first commands He gave them was to "be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis -28).So, sexual desire is a big deal to us, because it was first a big deal to God.If we can learn to see ourselves body, soul and spirit, it becomes easier to save your whole self for marriage," she says.She adds that managing desires isn't just for the single/dating years.And that seems to be where many Christians fall short. You can't jump into dating and expect that sexual temptation won't be an issue.

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