I got started in the “True Love Waits” program when I went to one of their meetings a couple of months ago.
My grandma started the “True Love Waits” program at my church, so I decided to go. I went thinking it was going to be boring, but I came out with a lot of information and a ring showing my commitment.
Being in this workshop has taught me that I am worth the wait and that I shouldn’t let people influence me to make wrong decisions. It has also taught me to listen to God because he knows everything. This program has taught me the difference between love and lust.
Love is patient , Love is kind, Love is NOT rude, Love is NOT self-seeking, Love doesn’t rejoice, Love sees the best in people. Lust is the opposite of all these things. Lust is most of the rap songs on the radio. Even though the beat of the song might be good, the words aren’t. You can’t just listen to the beat, the words will get stuck in your head and you will start singing along. The stuff most kids listen to on the radio is violating God’s will.
“True Love Waits” also taught me etiquette and how to act in different situations. I have also learned the do’s and dont’s of fashion. Now I know how to layer clothes that are revealing. This workshop has taught me a lot in the last four weeks and I am eager to share the information I have learned with everyone around me.
“True Love Waits” encourages teens to wait until marriage to have sex and ends with a ceremony during which young woman receive a ring to wear showing their commitment to abstinence. Call Fidelity Baptist Church, 8402 Wade Park Ave., at 216-231-0184 for more information.
Article by Asiya Benifield, an eighth-grade student in Twinsburg.