Actress Meagan Good and filmmaker DeVon Franklin sat down with the anchors of CBS This Morning to discuss celibacy before marriage and their new book, “The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding Love of Your Life and the Life You Love.”
The couple committed to celibacy until they married in 2012. They said that sex when dating can cloud people’s judgement, so the wait is very important. Good said, “When you take that out of the equation, you actually get to know the person across the board in every other way except the physical which, which comes later.”
Franklin says he had been practicing celibacy for ten years before he started dating Good. In their book, he mentions that celibacy is a “foreign concept to men.” Franklin goes on to explain that for him it started as a spiritual practice. “I didn’t want to live two lives. At the time I wasn’t practicing celibacy, but I was still talking about it, and I said, ‘You know, I have to be the man that God called me to be,’ and part of that was taking this vow and waiting until marriage and when I started doing that it gave me discipline that helped me in every other area of my life.”
“The Wait” was released yesterday, February 2nd. Watch the full interview with Meagan and DeVon here.