'Bachelor' Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici's Vow Not to Have Sex Before the Wedding Is a Good Sign

people cover sean lowe catherine giudiciNow that Bachelor Sean Lowe and his bride-to-be Catherine Giudici are out and proud about their engagement, they're letting all the dirty details about their relationship fly. Okay, maybe not dirty at all. Maybe more like totally buttoned-up and purified thrice over details. They're on the cover of PEOPLE this week proclaiming that they've yet to have premarital sex and don't plan to. No sirree bob. They're waiting for their wedding night.

Lowe, famously known to be a conservative Christian and born-again virgin, explains, "From my perspective, I've lived life kind of selfishly for a long time. Now, I'm going to try to live it the way I know to be right." Catherine's response: "I honor him." Whoa, now, that's true love.


Say what you will about choosing to have or not have premarital sex. (I certainly have no issue being vocal about where I stand!) But waiting is obviously something Sean personally values very much. It's tied up in who he used to be and who he has become and the way he wants to live his life. And it sounds like regardless of where she personally stands on the subject, Catherine has decided that she wants to honor Sean's wishes. You can't get much more supportive than that!

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It's easy and completely common to disagree with your partner on little, everyday things -- who does the dishes tonight, whether or not the laundry should be done once or twice a week, how to handle issues with in-laws, etc. But on the biggies related to your lifestyle -- think religion, career, money musts and nevers -- you've gotta find common ground and feel supported. Like even if your partner doesn't completely love the grueling hours you work at your job, they've gotta have your back when you get a promotion.

If this major, touchy decision they're supporting one another on is any indication of how the rest of their marriage is going to go, maybe they really will become one of just a few reality show couples to live happily ever after.

What are some values or wishes of your partner's you honor even if they wouldn't necessarily be your first choice?


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