Back in September, my boyfriend won a trip for 2 to Panama City, Florida for spring break. He invited me to go with him. We’re going to get two hotel rooms and everything when we go. I want to know what people think about this. We’re both 18, we’re at university, and in a long-distance relationship. I’m jumping at the chance to be able to spend an extended period of time with him, instead of a couple hours before we’re whisked apart for another month. I’m looking forwards to lying on the beach, visiting the zoo and/ aquarium, maybe a water park, you know, all the fun things people do when they go to Florida.
His parents, in particular his dad, are raising a bit of a fuss… They do have some good points, but I know that nothing is going to happen between us. We have 2 simple rules: 1. All clothing stays on, with no hands going under clothing and 2. no touching private areas: thighs/hips area, and the lady’s breasts(except for normal contact during hugging). These have worked wonderfully for us so far. Neither of us have struggled with desires around each other. Every impulse has always been under perfect control. We’re planning to start every day done there with a rosary, dedicating the day to God and offering up our relationship and our desire to remain pure. I’m at the point where I’m willing to tie a rosary to my ladies’ supportive undergarments and write “Jesus is Watching You!” on my stomach and wear a chastity belt. We really, REALLY want to remain pure! And we really, REALLY want to go to Florida together! Besides, for me, being the woman, I would get almost nothing good out of sex right now. Physically, I know it hurts us the first time, so that would be no fun. It certainly wouldn’t be healthy mentally, and DEFINATELY not good spiritually!!!
I understand others might see us together and assume we’re your average couple who are sharing a bed, but we can’t live our lives according to what others might be thinking of us all the time… Also, his parents went on a trip together, traveling around Europe, for at least 3 weeks. We found out that something happened on that trip, not premarital sex, but something that affected them. So, we understand that this reluctance to see us go might be stemming from that. I am glad they don’t want us to repeat whatever their mistake was, but we are old enough to know ourselves.
What do you all think? I’m getting really sick of sin poking its ugly head into everything and ruining things… Prayers are also appreciated.