The Rev. Devon Franklin and Meagan Good discuss waiting to have sex before marriage on “The Meredith Vieira Show.” (Image via YouTube)
Actress Meagan Good, and her husband, the Rev. Devon Franklin, have opened up about their decision to wait to have sex until they were married.
Good, one of the stars of “Stomp the Yard” and the last two “Think like a Man” movies, and Franklin, an executive at Columbia Pictures and a Seventh-Day Adventist preacher, were married in June 2012.
The couple recently appeared on “The Meredith Vieira Show” to discuss their belief that more people should wait until marriage to have sex. While an unsurprising stance for a preacher, many of the roles Good is famous for involve overt sex appeal.
Franklin said he was celibate for 10 years before meeting Good, but did have sex in previous relationships. Good said she had been celibate for one year before meeting Franklin, and has been previously linked to celebrities such as Lil Wayne and Nick Cannon.
The couple’s appearance came during a promotion for their new book, “The Wait,” which further explores the topic of waiting for sex until marriage.
“Until you know and love yourself, it’s hard to find anyone else to love you the way you deserve,” Franklin said. “The practice of waiting—choosing to wait for sex and denying instant gratification so that you can see clearly–is the key to finding not just happiness but spirit-deep fulfillment. We live in a culture addicted to the quick hookup, the miracle cure, and the overnight sensation. The Wait is the remedy for that addiction.”