By Victor Ochieng
Ciara and her fiancé Russell Wilson took a vow to abstain from sex during their dating life, and from the singer’s own words, it isn’t as easy as people may think.
During an interview with Cosmopolitan, Ciara broke down just how at times it’s difficult for them to keep the vow.
“We’re hanging in there. I’m not gonna lie. I’m human, so it is not easy, especially when I look at him and I think he is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen — that I’ve ever laid my eyes on, to be honest. I’m like, Look the other way! Look the other way!” she said when asked how the abstinence vow was going. “But he’s such an awesome guy and the cool thing is that every day, we’re growing with each other. We get to have really healthy conversations and focus on each other as people. That is very important to me and him. It’s very valuable. We’re just enjoying ourselves and going one day at a time and praying and staying positive. Being strong here!”
Ciara then went on to break down why abstinence is important to her: “You get to hug and you get to have a nice good kiss, but you have to be careful not to go too far so you don’t end up in the place you’re trying to avoid being in. Strong, strong, strong, strong! Just the strongest resistance to temptation.”
The couple started dating last April, but no one knew yet what was going on between them until July when the Seattle Seahawks quarterback disclosed their plan to abstain throughout their dating life.
During an interview with Miles McPherson, a San Diego pastor, Wilson said: “I need you to pray for us…I know y’all have seen her on the screen. If there’s a 10, she’s a 15.”
Their decision to abstain has been met with mixed reactions from different quarters, with some already doubting if they’ll make it to the time they get married. Admittedly, more people have praised the couple for their decision.
Ciara maintains that it’s God who’s been guiding them in all they do, and for that, they remain thankful.
“God knows everything that’s to come in the future, and I think it’s best to let Him keep taking control of things,” Ciara said. “Life is sweet, and I’m very thankful for all the great things happening in my life. I’m very happy.”