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Meagan Good, 30-year-old "Think Like a Man" actress, recently joined with preacher and producer fiance DeVon Franklin to give people insight about why they decided to remain abstinent until marriage.
Franklin, an executive with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Seventh-day Adventist minister, proposed to Good in March, months after she proclaimed that she would focus on God to bring her the right man. Last month, the actress revealed that she would not be intimate with her future husband until they officially became one in marriage.
"Our wedding night will be the first time we're actually together," Good told Life & Style magazine.
She told the publication that she knew Franklin was meant for her after he agreed to wait for intimacy.
"Because he was willing to be celibate with me for a year," Good told the publication. "He loves God, more than I love God, so I don't think there's anything wrong [with him]."
At minister T.D Jakes' 35th Anniversary Gala in Dallas last weekend, Franklin said he hoped other couples could look to him and Good for inspiration.
"We want our marriage to be one of truth, one of love, and hopefully model God's love. In reality we're not perfect," Franklin said while on the red carpet at the event. "But we are striving to live a life of Christ. We are striving to be an example of what his life looks like on this earth, and hopefully through our union people will be inspired, people will see themselves in us."
Good accompanied her soon-to-be husband at the gala and spoke about the benefits of waiting to experience intimacy with her partner.
"The relationship is completely different. When you know somebody and you know their heart, it's not even a question about the physical part of it that comes into play completely later on," the actress said. "You really just get a chance to understand what you're getting. You don't just want to be with this person on Friday night, but Saturday afternoon too."