A while back I was talking to a friend of mine, we’ll call her Taylor, and the subject of our future wedding nights came up. She was saying how she wanted a wedding dress with lots of buttons down the back. She had always had two romantic notions about her wedding night; one that she would be a virgin and two that her husband would have to unbutton lots of buttons down her dress. I agreed that these were wonderful aspirations. She then turned to me sadly and said, ‘I am no longer a virgin but at least I can still have the buttons’.
Dear friends, I commend those of you who are waiting for marriage. Do not grow weary of the wait. Buttons are a sad and paltry offering for your future spouse when you could have had something much more valuable to give. “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled” ( Hebrews 13:4). In this perverse generation don’t be content with buttons, aim for purity.