I recently gave my life to God and I have decided to practice abstinence. I told my boyfriend my decision to wait until marriage and he's shocked, confused, and frustrated. He asked me why and all I can come up with is "because you're not suppose to have sex outside of marriage." I was embarrased that that was all I had to defend myself. I'm a babe in Christ (a NEW Chrisitian) and eversince I was a young child, I was piloted in Christ by my parents. Now, that I'm older, Ive realized that I need a relationship with him for myself! I tried to support it by saying God said that everything is beautiful in its season, and having sex outside of marriage is out of our season. My BF was raised in church, yet our families hold different values. They feel like we're going to have sex anyway, and we should just protect ourselves in the process. His mom even suggested that we move in together erplexed I was raised, however, that sex, moving in and building our lives together, having children, all of those things are beautiful in marriage. So, how do I explain to him?