Brett and Laura Beth have their minds set on how to go about their relationship.
Mad props to Brett and Laura Beth, I turned on MTV and was about to turn the channel when I heard Laura Beth talk about their commitment to purity! I was so impressed by this episode and that MTV actually showed it. I too will be getting married in 3 months and have waited it's nice to see that their are others out their just like us! Thank you for sharing your story on TV and may God bless your marriage! I hope this has been inspiring to young couples everywhere.
I didn't see where you interpreted her saying that marriage is full of complete happiness. Everyone knows that a relationship has highs and lows. This couple is very centered on God and love each other. I believe that they can make it through whatever life throws at them.
They didn't get married because of "passion".. that is part of their marriage relationship. Obviously they married due to their relationship other than sex and passion. Much prayer went into their choice to marry, they are not the type to rush into a wedding just for passion. They have their priorities in order, with God first and He will keep their relationship strong in the years to come. God will help them through the hard times.
I agree, however I think the point that needs to be addressed is that, from experience, after a few years the "excitement" dwindles, and you're left with this new sort of love that isn't passion, that is often misunderstood as "falling out of love", but isn't really, its just things get mundane. Since their getting married was based on that passion, and since they hadn't gotten over it yet, I worry about how they will be able to handle things when everything cools down.
if you think anyone on the planet has a marriage full of complete happiness you are the most naive person I have ever met. That said, I do wish them the best and I think they are very dedicated and will work out! Best of luck and congratulations!
I don't understand why everyone is talking so negatively about Brett and Laura Beth. I congratulate both of them for waiting until marriage and sticking to their beliefs. I saved sex for my husband as well and would not have changed it for the world! God will provide a lifetime full of happiness for this couple. Congratulations!! :)
I just happened to be flipping through the channels and saw this show (and I never watch MTV).. I must say it was incredibly refreshing to see such a wonderful couple putting their beliefs on tv for everyone to see. I hope that this episode influenced some teenagers who may be thinking about having sex, to wait. I really hope that MTV changes some of the shows it airs and I think that this episode is a really good start! Good job, Laura Beth and Brett!! I hope you two have a great life together full of love and happiness, always :) You deserve it and both seem super sweet!
I really loved this episode especially because you gave a story about two christians who have biblical convictions when it comes to marriage. It renewed my faith to keep on waiting for that day to come. Thanks Laura Beth and Brett for your story. :) I also liked the other story with Erica and Will. Its true marriage isnt easy and it isnt chocolate and roses its a lot of work but its inspiring to see that they dont give up and that they keep on trying all the time :)
@qtrixie: You have to remember that MTV cut and pasted many many hours of recordings to create the show and of course the show was centered around them waiting to have sex so sure they will be talking alot about sex. Not weird. I am sure those guests were close friends who shared alot of the same experiences... my close friends and I discuss close issues.. again not weird. We are each entitled to our own opinions, so thanks for sharing yours. I totally enjoyed the show and am so proud for the light that is being shown in a dark world through LB and Brett's testmony.
I LOVED this episode of True Life! It is such a blessing to see you two saving sex for the time God created it, to be shared in marriage! Thank you Laura Beth and Brett for sharing your inspirational story. I LOVE that you saved your first kiss for your wedding day! I wish I had saved my first kiss for my wedding day! SO SWEET! God bless!!
Just watched this episode! I loved it! :) YES, I am a Christian and so I see why they would abstain from having sex until marriage, but that doesn't mean it's a walk in the park to remain abstinent. I'm 22 and have had major struggles within the past 10 years with keeping myself physically pure. I've been tempted a gazillion times and many times I just wanted to throw in the towel and give in. I'm not even your typical "good Christian". I'm very liberal and rebellious. But still, I am so so sooooo glad I didn't give in. I cannot wait to get freaky on my wedding night haha I'm not engaged or anything, but I'm willing to be patient and wait for that special someone. This doesn't mean I won't be tempted, but, I know it will be worth it :) so, thank you Brett and LB! :)
Can you imagine if one of them had deformed privates? At least have a looksy before committing. My cousin married a man, never even looked and he has a deformed ***** and *******. She is still not over it and it's been 2 years.
Please, please remember that saving yourself does not mean you can act like an idiot afterwards. Talking sex day and night is weird. Don't do it. In my opinion those who use the whole "God" thing for their decision usually are overly obsessed with sex. Very weird. It is weird that your guests discuss it too. Better to do what normal people do and keep your privacy to yourself. Just saying.
Please remember to discuss and research each others finances BEFORE you get married. Not after. Do credit checks on each other.
Just finished watching the episode and it was great! I'm saving myself for marriage as well and it makes me want to even more after seeing your story. Your newlywed life was (and is) so blessed and it was evident through the show. I feel like I already know you! Hoping and praying for the best for both of you!
It's understandable that those of you who haven't heard God's plan for sex in our lives would think that Brett and LB's decisions about their physical relationship is weird. Hopefully, MTV will tell their story in a way that shares God's commandment regarding sex in a way that more people will understand. I know Brett and LB, and they are two of the cutest, most normal, fun-loving people ever; they're just not "typical." And these days, that's a good thing. Congrats you two on almost one year of marriage! Love you!
I love what LB and Brett have done and are doing by spreading the word on saving yourself for marriage. They have inspired me to save my first kiss for my wedding day. Thank you, Brett and LB for setting a great example and for glorifying the Lord! :)
Congrats to LB and Brett on hot and steamy, STD-free sex!
And since you've never had sex before, we know it was the best sex you've ever had.
Looking forward to the show on Monday. I hope they do a good job of telling the "true life" story.
What a incredible story of two people who love each other deeply enough to learn each other emotionally, mentally, and spiritually before becoming physically active. I guarantee their sex life benefits from it now! My husband and I waited until our marriage to have sex, and we have been so thankful we did. When we follow the Bible's teaching on marriage, it is not to spoil our "fun," it is to bless our marriage (and our sex life!) by providing greater intimacy in the long run. Way to go Brett and Laura Beth!
i know these two and they chose to do this not for any reason other than both of their religious beliefs. they wanted a relationship based on each other and not sex. and they wanted something to look forward to in their marriage. and they had a good point in that view because if you marry someone you have sex with countless times then when your married there really is nothing exciting or different than when you were dating. and its really cool they were able to pull it off because i couldn't. i don't think i could stand it. but they did and they should be proud because they have a really love story. and so many people would kill for a story like that.
Katie, my husband and I were virgins until married and we had no trouble having pleasurable intimacy upon marriage. It's not a "switch" to be turned on - there is freedom in knowing that you and your spouse are committed to each other, and there is no past to interfere. I would say there is less pressure, because we know that we aren't comparing sexual experiences with another person, and that we have a lifetime of intimacy ahead.