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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The 20-year-old, known as Jasmine, comes from a religious background and had been saving herself for marriage but wanted cash to help her family and to set up in business.
Jones, 29, has been linked to Tebow, 24, since announcing recently that, like the popular and deeply religious NFL star, she was a virgin saving herself for marriage.
As played by Prepon, Chelsea works at a sports bar with best pal Olivia (Ali Wong) and--after a DUI arrest--quickly finds a wide-eyed new roommate (Lauren Lapkus) who is saving herself for marriage. "You're a virgin?
When Lydia Playfoot, the schoolgirl who is suing for her right to wear such a ring, made her statement she spoke more about having equal rights with other faiths than she did about saving herself for marriage. I hope Gordon Brown has a Solomon up his sleeve for the post of Education Minister, because some wisdom is certainly needed here.
For if there's one thing she strongly believes in, it's saving herself for marriage. Rebecca's controversial views on sexual abstinence are certainly striking a chord with young people in America where she's making headlines - and also winning a lot of fans - with her views.
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