In this New York Times bestseller, Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good candidly share their courtship and marriage, and the key to their success—waiting.
President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned firsthand that some people must wait patiently for “the one” to come into their lives. They spent years crossing paths but it wasn’t until they were thrown together while working on the film Jumping the Broom that their storybook romance began.
Faced with starting a new relationship and wanting to avoid potentially devastating pitfalls, DeVon and Meagan chose to do something almost unheard of in today’s society—abstain from sex until they were married.
DeVon and Meagan share the life-changing message that waiting—rather than rushing a relationship—can help you find the person you’re meant to be with. The Wait is filled with candid his-and-hers accounts of the most important moments of their relationship and practical advice on how waiting for everything—from dating to sex—can transform relationships, allowing you to find a deep connection based on patience, trust, and faith.
When film executive Franklin and actress Good met, both had already been in serious relationships, but neither had been married. Each was in the midst of re-evaluating what was important in life how to be more intentional in their work, families, faith, and future relationships. To help gain clarity they mutually decided to take a vow of celibacy. In this joint book, Franklin and Good take turns explaining their past, the process of falling in love, and how celibacy can work today. Although the couple state several times that celibacy isn't "just about sex," the vast majority of the book focuses on how to handle celibacy in their personal lives (how difficult it can be, explaining it to friends and family, temptations, etc.). Good says that for women, "Celibacy is control," while Franklin explains how he was "publicly and privately ridiculed" by some who knew of his celibacy. A guide to navigating the difficulties surrounding celibacy before marriage, the book provides little discussion of morality or Christian ethics. Readers looking for encouragement and guidance on choosing celibacy and developing a lasting marriage in the Cristian tradition will find inspiration and clarity through hearing Franklin and Good's frank description of their relationship.
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A Great Read
This book gave me so much insight. Before reading this book, it had only been a week or so since I declared celibacy. Now I am more clear and confident as to why I’m choosing the Wait. Thank you Megan and Devon for sharing your experience and being so open!
This couple is exploiting their marriage
Not a book for those already committed to a celibate life...it's for those who have are driven by sex to date and be in sexual relationships...total generalization...thy think everyone needs a lesson on celibacy...NOT!!! Some of us don't need this lesson! Meagan and DeVon are just trying to stay relevant and obtain the title of the perfect Hollywood and Christian couple which I have to say is a novelty these days, so they tapped into niche!
This couple is a cliche and a gimmick trying to stay relevant and they have exploited their dating and marriage to sell a message of celibacy and in the process have presented themselves as the "perfect couple" without actually having to say they are, which they would say if they could get away with it!
This book was amazing and the most important lesson i learned was that although there is a time for waiting and being with God, faith without works is dead. We have to play our part too and not just stay at home expecting for Mr/Mrs right to walk into our lives but we must Choose wisely. Great read!