Ladies, perhaps we can learn a thing or two about abstaining before jumping the broom. Last year, Meagan Good opened up about how she and her now husband (DeVon Franklin) decided against premarital sex. And while some of us don’t have the discipline or interest, another Hollywood actress shares the same sentiments–that abstinence before marriage works.
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In an interview with, Tamera Mowry-Housely shares why she decided not to ‘color’ before marriage.

“We wanted to make sure that this relationship was what God wanted for our lives. [In order to know] if we are meant to be together, we said, ‘It’s got to be God’s way and not our way.’ We didn’t want to half-step anything [or have clouded judgment]. So our right way was the way we felt God wanted us to do it, which was being celibate. We said to God, ‘This is who we are, I know you take us as we are, our faults, our fears, our joys, our hope as a couple and have your way.’”

She also gave her two cents on shacking up (living together), prior to marriage:

“[Living together] makes it harder for you. Have people around you to keep you accountable! Surround yourself with people who support your decision, because they’re only going to root you on. Make that covenant with God and with each other and just let go. God is going to see you through the difficult times. Whenever you’re feeling discouraged just pray together. Like I said, it’s not going to be a perfect journey, but you just have to keep God the center of your relationship.”

What do you think of Tamera being celibate before her wedding–admirable or totally unrealistic? And what about her advice on not living together before marriage–good idea or is it best to live together beforehand to full get to know each other before the big day?

The Jasmine Brand