When it comes to saving your self (abstinence) until marriage, you are not only keeping yourself "pure," but you are also staying pure for the one GOD has placed in your life for marriage. Many people don't understand what it truly means to save yourself. I believe in this 100% not because I am a Christian & because I did this but because when you have sexual intercourse, you are also combining spirits. Until I got married, I could never place a time frame on this because I understood the meaning behind it. Why wouldn't you want to save that "special moment," for the "one" person you truly love... I don't know others thoughts on this, but for both men & women: Have you ever questioned the reason why marriage has become so tough? People today are willing to give these men everything before there is even a "commitment" & men are doing the same.