Pure Love

A week after I rushed out of his room, I felt so miserable without Travis that I had to call him. "Sorry I haven't been in touch," I said when he answered. "You just . . . surprised me." He sounded relieved and said, "I'm glad you called. It's not that I don't love you, but I have to follow my faith." When he said it that time, it finally clicked: This wasn't about me. Travis wouldn't have sex because he needed to stay true to his beliefs—and it was that devotion that I'd always loved about him. I knew I wanted to be with him, even though I still felt a little hurt. "Let's figure out how to make this work," I said.

Travis and I have now been together for nine months. Not having sex is hard, because I feel like I'm missing something great that everyone else is doing. But having Travis in my life is more important. And who knows— I still may end up being the one for him![17

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"Not having sex has made us closer. Most couples only focus on the physical part of a relationship, not the emotional, which I think is more important. We understand each other and can talk about anything."

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