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Let me share with you 3 tips that I teach my clients who struggle to remain celibate while dating.

1. Pay attention to your triggers

Does watching a romantic comedy turn on your imagination and desire for physical intimacy? Do you have friends who openly talk about their s*x lives, even though they know you’re waiting til marriage? Do you have “flashback” moments late at night when you relive past s*xual experiences?
If you’re not quite sure how to deal with temptation, read here to find out.

Thinking about s*x is normal. It’s part of having a s*x drive. You just want to make sure you are managing your thoughts so they don’t control you and cause you to make poor decisions.

2.Pay attention to your self-care

We all crave s*x, food, sleep and drink. If any one of these areas are deprived, we’ll overindulge in another area. Many of my clients find themselves craving companionship when they’re overwhelmed.

They’re taking care of everybody but themselves: their kids (if they’re a single parent), their parents, church, work, and community. When they finally come up for air, they long for physical touch and atte

There’s nothing wrong with needing to be loved. But the problem is when you’ve been starving yourself, you’ll reach for “emotional junk food.” You know, a guy who you know is no good, who you don’t even like, or who doesn’t want a relationship, just to fill the void.

In that moment, ask yourself this question: What do I need? Dig deeper than the physical urges. If you need physical touch, then get a massage or spend an entire day at the spa. I know, I know, it’s not the same, but if you’re truly committed to staying celibate, then you’ll want to look for healthy ways to get your needs met.

3. Pay attention to your boundaries

Finally, if you want to remain celibate while dating, create and maintain good boundaries. You might not be strong enough to spend the night at your new boyfriend’s house, even if you’re just sleeping on the couch!

If you honor your s*xual needs as normal but put good boundaries in place, you can keep your commitment to celibacy.                     Giztzzz…           mAdE t.V!



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