save (oneself) for marriage

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save (oneself) for marriage

To abstain from engaging in sexual intercourse or activity until one is married. I was worried he wouldn't want to keep seeing me once he found out I was saving myself for marriage, but he was incredibly understanding about it. Some people made fun of me for it, but I'm glad I saved myself for marriage.
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