Justin Bieber reveals year-long abstinence before marriage: ‘I wanted to rededicate myself to God’
February 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pop star Justin Bieber opened up about his marriage to his wife Hailey in a Vogue interview released this week, in the process expressing beliefs about God and sex that contrast sharply from today’s secular Hollywood norm.
The 24-year-old Bieber reportedly married model and TV presenter Hailey Baldwin last September at a New York City courthouse, and they plan to hold a wedding ceremony later this year. Their friendship goes back ten years, including a brief courtship three years ago and a 12-week courtship leading up to their marriage.
Bieber told Vogue he credits their relationship in part with a commitment he made to celibacy. After suffering from what he admits was an addiction to sex, he had abstained for over a year when he and Hailey reconnected last summer.
God “doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff,” Bieber said. “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. 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,” he continued. “There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior.”
The singer conceded that a desire to be with his future wife was part of why the couple “sped to the courthouse” to get married, but maintained the decision was also about realizing “how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life.”
This isn’t the first time Bieber has dissented from the secular, left-wing culture that dominates the entertainment industry. In 2011, the then-sixteen-year-old told Rolling Stone he didn’t “believe in abortion” because it was “like killing a baby.” Two years later, his mother Pattie Mallette signed on as executive producer of Crescendo, a short film that promotes a pro-life message in the life of Ludwig van Beethoven.