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No Sex for Seahawk’s Russell Wilson

Tue, Jul. 07, 2015 Posted: 11:57 PM


Besides negotiating a lucrative NFL contract in the off-season, Russell Wilson is getting serious with girlfriend Ciara. The attractive couple made headlines when she appeared on his arm at the White House, but what’s even more exciting is their decision to remain sexually abstinent.

As a Christian, Wilson is one of the more inspiring NFL players. He routinely visits seriously ill children at the local Seattle hospital, and donates time to many religious causes. But the Seahawk fan-favorite recently spoke about Ciara to the congregation at Rock Church. Smiling, Wilson explained that Ciara is a kind, engaging person and everything he could want.

One time while she was preparing for a show, Wilson was waiting in her dressing room, and he felt God spoke to him saying, “I need you to lead her…” For Wilson and Ciara that meant doing things “Jesus’ way…Yeah we’re talking about sex.”

Wilson is familiar with relationship failures—his first marriage to his high school sweetheart ended in divorce. Wilson explained that he trusted God with the healing process. And now he feels there’s a “higher calling for us to do something special” with their relationship. Wilson noted that “Life’s not perfect, nobody’s perfect, but He’s anointed both of us.”

It’s exceptional when a respected, gifted athlete shines bright for Jesus, turns to Him for guidance and honors Him with his life and his actions. Wilson asked his listeners at Rock Church to pray for him—as we should. Russell Wilson’s witness could be an encouragement to this millennial generation that sorely needs godly examples.

Karen Farris