Losing your virginity is a right of passage. For many Christians, however, they are expected to wait until marriage before doing the deed which is deemed sinful outside of wedlock, and many of them wear chastity rings to show their commitment to this part of their religion.
However, one Christian woman dramatically changed her views on premarital sex after her boyfriend cheated on her.
Twenty-three-year-old Bailey Gibson from California had intended to save herself until marriage. She was adopted by a Christian couple when she was just one-year-old and had an extremely conservative upbringing which, coupled with her religion, influenced her view of sex.
“I was not allowed to watch TV, listen to any music other than Christian music, have friends over, or have sleepovers ever,” she said.
“If we did watch a movie, it was on the Hallmark or Disney channel. If we were allowed to watch TV, we were allowed to only watch programs like Little House on the Prairie.”
At the age of 16, Bailey was sent to an all-girls boarding school in Missouri where she was forbidden from even talking to the opposite sex.
But her life changed dramatically when she graduated and her biological father got in touch. She then decided to move to Wisconsin to live with her grandma and that’s where she met her boyfriend who agreed with her decision to save herself until marriage.