Singer and songwriter Justin Bieber, says he and his new bride Hailey Baldwin, waited to have sex until their wedding night because he vowed to God that he’d live a chaste life after battling a sex addiction.
Most recently in an interview with Vogue magazine, the current “IT” couple of Hollywood opened up about their relationship, their struggles, and their Christian faith.
The pair reconnected last June while the pop star was on a much-needed break from his career to clean up his then bad boy image. In the interview, he confessed that he found himself consumed by his career, addicted to Xanax, and spiraling.
At a retreat in New Jersey where he spent time with Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz, the singer quit drugs cold turkey and recommitted himself to his Christian faith. That commitment also came with a vow to abstain from sex. Bieber admitted he made the purity vow because he had what he calls “a legitimate problem with sex.”
“[God] doesn’t ask us not to have sex for Him because He wants rules and stuff,” Bieber told Vogue. “He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain.”
“I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that,” he added.
Bieber’s abstinence was his way of feeling closer to God.
“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,” Bieber testified.