My takeaways from the Justin and Hailey interview with Vogue. Justin is emotional, and Hailey has a hard time discussing her feelings. He starts and argument with "I feel", and she starts it with "I think".
They go to couples counseling to make sure they fight the right way.
Justin says he isn't religious even though he goes to church.
They admit they dated before, but it was a bad ending...Hailey said if she was in a room, he would leave it.
It is not a magical ride...they are figuring it out...
He admitted to be abstinent for a year, and they didn't have sex before marriage:
When the couple reconnected last June, Justin was more than a year into a self-imposed tenure of celibacy. He had what he calls “a legitimate problem with sex.” Not having sex, he decided, was a way for him to feel closer to God. “He doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff,” Justin explains. “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. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior.”
Justin admits that while a desire finally to have sex was one reason they sped to the courthouse, it was not the only reason. “When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life. I was like, Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.”
Click here for the full interview. What do you think?