Last month, 19 year-old Duck Dynasty star John Luke Robertson became engaged to his girlfriend, Mary Kate McEacharn.
While most teenagers can’t keep their hands off each other, Willie Robertson’s eldest son has revealed that he and his fiance are completely abstaining from sex until they are married.
On Twitter a few weeks ago, John Luke shared a statistic that said that 83% of couples who don’t have sex before marriage go on to have successful marriages. He added that 85% of “active God-centred marriages” are also successful.
John Luke wrote the caption “Good stuff” underneath the statistics.
Most boys his age think about nothing but sex, but John Luke revealed to reporters that the number one priority in his relationship with Mary Kate is God.
“We said in the beginning when we started dating that if our relationship is not centered on God and if we’re not encouraging one another to stay faithful and to just love people then we have no relationship at all,” he said.
As for Mary Kate, she said that prior to meeting John Luke, she had been, “just waiting for God to send someone to me.”
“I was just very particular whenever it came to who I would date and I had to get to know him first and see if he was up to my standards,” she said.
The couple met at summer camp four years ago and then went to school together, but John Luke admits that it really was God who brought them together, saying that Mary Kate “never gave me the time of day until I started talking about Jesus.”
The young couple have yet to set a date, but we wish them the best of luck in their life together!
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H/T: Christian Post