Hollywood isn’t known for its Christian values, and pop superstardom isn’t exactly a gateway to piety. When you’re a young male singer with millions of girls around the planet screaming — and I do mean absolutely screaming — your name, the Bible may not be the first thing on your mind.
But for Justin Bieber, that’s exactly the case — or it has been, for the last year.
By the way: Do you understand the enormity of his success? To give you an idea, the 24-year-old singer — who was discovered as a kid via YouTube — is worth $265 million.
Imagine how many desperately aching girls it takes to generate that kind of income (Please see the video below).
That ain’t no normal life.
Yet, for the year prior to his marriage to model Haley Baldwin — daughter of outspoken Christian activist and actor Stephen Baldwin — Justin says he remained celibate.
His reason? To honor God.
In an interview with Vogue, the star confessed he’d had a “legitimate problem” with premarital sex.
He told the publication that chastity is God’s plan for man so that he can live free:
“[God] doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff. He’s like, ‘I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain.’ I think sex can cause a lot of pain.”
Over a year ago, he decided to make a vow to God; he believes blessings came as a result:
“Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that. I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior.”
After an on-again, off-again courtship, Justin and Haley reunited at a Christian conference last June.
Hailey said their faith was their common bond:
“The common denominator, I promise you, is always church. By then we were past the drama. I just gave him a hug. By the end of the conference, he was like, ‘We’re not going to be friends.’ I was like, ‘We’re not?’”
So often, celebrities make headlines on conservative sites thanks to their left-wing radicalism (here and here), detachment from reality (here), abject ignorance (here), or other manifestations of absurdity (here, here, here, here, and here). But every now and then, there’s something different — such as Mark Walhberg’s commitment to daily prayer, James Woods’s outreach to a suicidal vet, Gary Sinise’s foundation for veterans, director Pete Berg’s patriotism, and Chris Pratt’s participation in the Daniel Fast. Justin’s dedication to a higher purpose joins their ranks, and I hope it brightens your day. As we continue to see, the world has certainly gone crazy; but not all of it has.
P.S. You’ve gotta check out the video below, in order to appreciate Justin’s experience.
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