Wintery Knight has already written on this, but there are more details which reveal much more of the picture.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tim Tebow was dumped by Olivia Culpo who was a Miss Universe for not having sex with her.
The couple started dating in October, but Olivia didn’t quite realize how serious Tim was about his virginity vow. According to NYMag, once she understood that he wasn’t going to budge on abstaining from sex, she ended the relationship.
An anonymous source told the New York Daily News, “He was really into her, he was sending her love letters and cute notes and professing his love for her. She had to break up with him because she just couldn’t handle it. He still hits her up, but she just can’t deal with the sex thing. He’s pretty adamant about it, I guess.”
Culpo has apparently been in prior relationships where she’s managed to get guys to break their chastity vows, but Tebow proved to be a tougher one to crack.
She also dated Nick Jonas, who took off his purity ring not long after their relationship began. After he started dating Culpo, Jonas stated that waiting for marriage “is not something I’m doing anymore.”
Assuming these details are true (which may not necessarily be the case and if so I will retract this post), it’s clear that Tim is blinded by infatuation.
Obviously, Tim made a good decision to abstain from sex until marriage. However, it was preceded by a couple of bad decisions. These bad decisions have been summarily ignored by the vast majority of Christians excluding Wintery Knight.
The bad decisions were as follows:
- Dating a woman who was has gotten men to break their chastity vows. Not exactly what you want for your wife as a Christian.
- Blinded by infatuation: professing love, cute notes, and sending love letters after being in the relationship for a month. This is the name of the post for good reason.
- Continually hitting her up after she dumped him because he stuck to his guns. Does he think her promiscuous character is magically going to change, and she’s going to become good wife material?
That being said props to him because he stuck to his abstinence even in the face of great temptation. In reality, I don’t know if any of us would be able to say that we would be able to stick to chastity if we had a Miss Universe practically throwing herself at us.
However, it was unwise for him to put himself in that situation.
If he had sex with her then she would most likely eventually break up with him like she did Nick Jonas. Based on her two pasts relationships and one conquest it seems she is into playing power games for validation. Is she pretty enough to cause men with abstinence professions to break their pledge?
If he didn’t have sex with her and they got married her character is still extremely unlikely to change. He will end up being divorced in the future married to someone like her. How bad the damage would be no one could guess.
Very unwise decision based on the extrapolation of long term decision making. Every man wants someone who is pretty or beautiful to them. There’s nothing wrong with that. Don’t let infatuation or beauty get ahead of vetting for character and obedience to God.
Unfortunately, Tim has a bad record with dating beautiful but [likely] unchaste women:
When he split with girlfriend Camilla Belle after a couple of months in 2012, it was also widely speculated at the time that the Disney channel star was bothered by his chastity.
Therefore, this story may have an unhappy and ungodly ending if he continues to not vet the women he wants to date and marry for character and obedience to God.
To be continued…