I know I want to be abstinent, but what are some good ways to say “no” if someone pressures me?
Denise, age 16
First of all, that’s great that you are committed to abstinence until marriage! There may come a time when someone pressures you; but remember, you don’t owe sex to anyone. There are a lot of great ways to say no: explain that you aren’t ready to be a parent, or you don’t want to worry about STDs. Or even point out that you care about your future husband too much to put him at risk. The most important thing is – stay true to yourself and remember that the decisions you make today will directly impact your tomorrow.
Also, check out some great reasons to wait.