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Meagan Good & husband DeVon Franklin set to release New Book on Celibacy before Marriage



Kimmel Megan Good
Think Like a Man Too” actress Meagan Good appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently to promote her new film. Jimmy quizzed her on her wedding, married life (her 2 year wedding anniversary is coming up soon) and also she and her husband DeVon Franklin‘s decision to shun pre-marital sex.


Meagan reveals that they were celibate for the duration of their courtship and Movie Industry Executive husband was celibate for 11 years prior to their wedding night. The couple will be releasing a book titled “The Wait“.

Photo Credit: Kimmel | Matei Horvat


  1. Ck

    June 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    By the way, he is a preacher

  2. Shazy

    June 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm


  3. adebimpe adebambo

    June 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you for this post BellaNaija. Happy for them and the fact that they even have written a book. It shows that it is possible to shun pre-marital sex if you work hard at it and also with the help and grace of God. Sex was made for marriage. Many people want to live below animal level which has grave consequences. Even animals have mating season.

    • Lisa London

      June 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Marriage as you know it only commenced 1783 so how that that constitute to sex being made for marriage!
      And pls don’t compare animal mating ( procreation only bar a few exceptions) to human sex. Shows stupidity

    • Dizzyherre

      June 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      I don’t believe your facts are accurate at all, marriage most certainly did not just start in 1783( the year of the American Revolutionary War!).
      Marriage broadly defined is a process in which human males came to live together with human females for sexual gratification, companionship, mutual economic aid, procreation, and the joint rearing of offspring.
      This has existed since time immemorial .

    • Idak

      June 14, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Blood of God!!!
      Marriage as you know it only commenced in 1783…………….
      Did you actually think this through before typing it?
      Thatt is some daft comment up there. If you want to defend pre-marital sex,do so intelligently.

  4. Nma

    June 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Me i MUST sample the goods before marriage o! Inukwa! I am not about to take such a huge gamble of a lifetime.

    I have heard too many stories of people being sexually incompatible when they eventually marry or women who find out their men are impotent or have pencil/thumb-sized peenuses. Nope. Mbam….must sample!

    • but eh

      June 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Is sex the only thing though? There’s a long list of things: financial acumen, being a good father, not being a wifebeater, etc. How will you sample those traits before marriage?

      God will not lead one to ‘incompatible’ if not it wasn’t his plan.

      People quit being shallow. Why is celibacy such a big deal especially in a religious country like Nigeria? Do pastors not preach it? Or do people not read their bibles?

    • Nma

      June 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Those “other traits” will obviously be sampled through dating and getting to know one another. Are u kidding me? When did i infer that sex was all that mattered to me in a marriage? And who goes into marriage just for great sex? If that was the case i would’ve been married a while ago. Sex is not all that matters, but it is one of the things that matters TO ME…therefore, as i sample his “financial acumen, not being a wife beater etc”….i shall also be damn well sampling the goodies and making sure we are compatible sexually. Thats my choice….do what works for u boo.

    • Iris

      June 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      LOL the way you’ve made it sound like confirming compatibility is your primary reason for sex before marriage, it almost seems like homework or a test. “Okay let’s have sex so we can decide if we can move on from here or if I’m out.” I’m not in any way bashing the importance of sexual compatibility (this is a lifetime commitment after all), but it would make more sense to me if the primary reason was that you couldn’t resist *wink* and then had the side benefit of finding out if you are compatible. By the way, I’m not married but I’ve heard from married couples that these things can be worked on provided both parties are willing to try and to step out of their comfort zone. With regards to his possibly being impotent, unless you’re planning to deliberately get preggers before you marry, how will you know? If he already knows he can’t have kids and he’s a good man, he should be able to tell you the truth before marriage.

    • Nma

      June 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Emmm its not “homework” for me. I truly enjoy sex. 🙂 However, the point i was trying to make is that there are people who enjoy sex but their “cultural” or “religious” inclination bars them from partaking of it before marriage, so they wait till marriage….and i think that may be dangerous. What if u end up with the type of person who doesn’t want to “work on it”? The type who is satisfied going in and out and calling it sex…..meanwhile u enjoy the whole experience…foreplay and all. Nne some people cant be bothered o. Secondly, “impotence” is different from “infertility”. Impotence is when u can’t get it up….it has nothing to do with the sperm’s viability…u can be limp yet fertile.

    • Nma

      June 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Oh and to add to my last response; sometime you can’t “work on it” because there is nothing to work WITH in the first place….hence my reference to “thumb-sized/pencil peenuses” 😉

    • Iris

      June 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      [email protected] Nma fair enough. In that case, carry go 🙂

    • Princess

      June 14, 2014 at 8:51 am

      My dear, I’m sure you heard wrong. Do you intend to keep sampling every man that comes your way until you find the one who is sexually compatible with you? I think not! Trust me, you will simply erode your self worth and esteem by doing that. It all boils down to trusting that the God whom you honour by staying celibate will lead you right and cause you not to be disappointed in your mate when you eventually get married.

  5. D

    June 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Nice! I have often felt that the whole premarital sex issue has been extremely one-sided. Being celibate and waiting until marriage is extremely healthy, especially for your soul and spirit- do not be deceived ppl seek the truth. It is of course not easy but nothing is impossible with God.

  6. debs

    June 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    She should dress and act like a preachers wife. mshew

    • but eh

      June 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Chill. Should preachers wives dress any differently from non-preachers’ wives?

      Decent is decent. As the spirit leads.

    • Iya

      June 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Please tell her. And please was it penetrative sex they waited to have, meanwhile they did other things and used tools? Please let me hear. Did they abstain COMPLETELY? If you are having oral sex.. you have failed. If you are having tools sex, sliding sex, visual sex… then please don’t tell me how to abstain.

      Meaghan, (iyawo pastor, child of God, Christian daughter) your dress code is F9 You fail am. The Holy Spirit is one ONE OOO and if that is how the SPIRIT OF GOD tells you to dress then I think we are serving different masters or you have been given over to a reprobate mind. What? with your nipples, panties and bra always fighting for the attention on the red carpet? Your intention is to seduce…

      Dress the way you want but please leave JESUS out of it. And pastor Husband, may God hold you accountable. Shame on you. It is one thing to talk about Jesus and it is another to live for him. To allow someone embarrass the church so openly is shameful.

      And please don’t tell me not to judge, the Bible has made rules for priests< preachers and their wives. The easiest way to know if you are erring is asking yourself this. "Is the Holy Spirit pleased?"


      June 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm



  7. Mz Socially Awkward...

    June 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Preach! That’s awesome that they’re doing this. And can I just say that her husband is quite hot? Celibate for 11 years … takes some discipline, especially after you’ve already had a taste of “the cookie” (to use Meagan’s own words in Think Like a Man).

  8. Bee

    June 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Love these guys! Thanks for being an example to the rest of us who plan to toe this line. Sex was designed by God to work within the context of marriage, outside that, it just doesn’t work. It’s a principle that once broken, has far reaching consequences beyond the couples’ human understanding. God help us!

  9. Lady with the AfroLocs

    June 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    debs, what does she have on that makes her not look like a preacher’s wife?
    what “happun” now now now that has made u so angry? *confused look*

    • Tincan

      June 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      I think she’s referring to the outfit MG wore to the 2013 BET awards. It caused quite a backlash…

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      June 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      okay! So, I was a tad curious about why everyone kept referring to her baring the boobs and so I went to check out photos of that outfit. And wow! Odikwa quite risky indeed…

  10. Miss A

    June 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I have been celibate for Dec 1998 -almost 16yrs. I am waiting till i get married. I dont talk about it to anyone cos in today’s sick world i am looked upon like a wierdo like how can someone so beautiful with a big ass small waist be celibate. I have many friends who even make fun of me. So for a while i dont talk about and those friends are now ex friends.

    I dont need that bullshyt around me. Again the guys come i put on the table that there is not going to be any sex, they hang around maybe a month and bounce and am like Deuces , you werent meant for me any way. I am in my 30s and will still wait. No one can tell me different. I am doing exactly what my bible told me. I am not a follower.

    For young girls who have never had sex before my advice is to wait. I regret doing it in the first placve but am proud i been celibate for 14 yrs. For young ladies if you need inspiring young 20 something year old – i suggest you subscribe to Heather Lindsey and to newly married (married as a virgin) girl on youtube called Dephne Madyara – absolutely gorgeous christ loving inspiring ladies who believed in the wait. Heather was also celibate before she married but Dephne was actually a virgin.

    Dont let al these satanic demonic idiots out there make you feel different . Dont let their comments hurt you. Let them laugh and make all their stupid remarks We are not wierdos. We are Unique and thank Jesus for his Grace and Strength he has given us. To each his own. No wonder most of their marriages fail. You think God is stupid abi??

    • Tincan

      June 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Loooooool. Not only satanic but demonic as well ontop of idiocy. That made me burst out.

    • Maame Araba

      June 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Find more inspiration here

    • 9to5

      June 13, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      KONJI of LIFE OOhhhh my goodness,I salute you from here to Okitipupa..How did you do it. CHINEKE!, your husband is going to be in for a wild wild wild wild wedding night.But seriously, keep it up and pls educate these ladies that insist on “testing”, that at the end of the day, na sin o!

    • AdadioraMMA

      June 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      @ 9t05 no be onli sin, HIV NKO

    • Thanks Miss A

      June 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Miss A…

      Just wanted to say thank you…your comment blessed me!

      People like you who aim to always put Gods word first, no matter the struggle, make me rejoice because it’s always a joy to see

    • Idak

      June 14, 2014 at 8:03 am

      In no way am I trying to be cynical but just genuinely curious.
      Your celibacy includes no self-love (a.k.a. wanking),no heavy petting and no foreplay? Abi na only the real thing define celibacy?

    • AsHAnI

      June 15, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      GBAM!! so quick to use the word ‘celibate’ abi wetin…I hope your hands and lips and ‘touchng body sessions’ are celibate too? cos if you indulge in one, you have fallen o
      point two-pls pls pls you are accusing people of being harsh towards you and calling you names etc..cant remember jor! but youre so quick to ‘abuse’ your accusers! condemning them to hell and ish…biko..if you no want missile, no fire the end of the day, it was YOUR CHOICE not anyones so you don need to justify or explain to anyone abeg. do your ting, follo your pat let their conscience be their judge NOT YOU! Hiss
      #deuces abeg!

    • AsHAnI

      June 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      p.s comments directed @Miss A …

    • Mabel

      June 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Your celibacy is a personal part of you, you cannot throw that immediately at a guy upon just meeting them, give the person a chance to know YOU, you are more than your celibacy, you have a mind and a spirit, when the issue of sex comes up, then you can inform them of your position on it.

      Your post actually came off quite angry, and it is highly likely guys aren’t running away because you desire to remain celibate, they just may be turned off by your overall attitude; for eg…”like how can someone so beautiful with a big ass small waist be celibate” who speaks about themself like this, even if you are simply referencing what others have said? I am older than you, and I have seen more on this land, and I have seen many a good Christian woman waiting in the wings for husbands and some have remained childless spinsters, by the same token, I have seen girls who used to run the town red now married with beautiful children, loving husbands, and take pride in being soccer moms today. Why am I telling you this? The God you serve is NO respecter of persons, the good Christian in his loftiness thinking his/her service is enough to ensure they reap a bountiful harvest can be totally left behind, and the wild, unchurched heathen can end up at the top of the heap living a blissful life. You may be celibate, but that is only one act of service, it’s like someone who says I never steal and I will never be a thief, but that same person is a great liar, does it make them a better person if they are one but not the other? they still is a person of low character. Check your entire self, mind and spirit and be good in all ways, not just one.

    • Idak

      June 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm


    • AsHAnI

      June 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      sorry my dear mable, comment directed @Miss A… seems my keyboard is upset too..

      p.s. very good points raised by you! end of the day its a full package, not just one aspect

    • AsHAnI

      June 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      madam your stry is inconsistent o..14 or 16yrs?? abi u slipped?

  11. No

    June 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I hate how Jimmy kimmel was being cynical about the whole thing like it’s abnormal. yes i know he is a comedian and was trying to make it funny but stil….just shows what the world has really become.

  12. lorit

    June 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    the sooner you realize how short life is, you will start taking risks.marriage or not stand there dey look.

  13. Iris

    June 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    To each his own, but I like this! I think sometimes women go into relationships with a lot of expectations and we don’t realise he never said he had the same plans. I’ve seen / heard this scenario so many times. You’re an independent, sexually liberated woman in what you believe is a mature relationship so you drop the panties, confident that you can handle it. I don’t know what happens along the way but the next thing is that you’re performing “wifely” duties which you HATE but you find yourself doing them because “ah ah as his girlfriend shouldn’t you cook for your man? Groom him and bring him up? Support his dreams?”. This interprets to stopping over at his, cooking, cleaning, sleeping over after sex, but sounding like a nag when you want to see him during the day and not just for night duties. Meanwhile you actually want a ring while he just wants to “see where the relationship is going.” Sometimes I wonder if one-night stands and f*** buddies aren’t better than these relationships. At least here both of you are on the same page about where it will end.

  14. T.I.

    June 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    loOl this woman is a joke. I am amazed that she calls herself a preacher’s wife.. some sort of preacher/leader her husband is. Who is she leading to Christ dressed the way she is, abi regularly exposing ur goodies is now acceptable for a ‘Christian’ woman not to talk of a preacher’s wife!? Nonsense.. going about talking don’t judge me God sees my heart.. confusion all around. How will a single woman who decides to imitate her dressing convince any man that she is interested in being celibate and not inciting lust.. all it wld take is for him to look u up and down and say yeah sure, with ur boobs out like that, half ur thighs or backside exposed u sure are serious bout helping me to focus on Christ…

    • eniola

      June 14, 2014 at 2:12 am

      And judging others is not very ‘christian’ is it? That’s why there’s a difference between being religious and having a relationship with God. Everyone’s relationship is different and one is not better than another because of something as trivial as dress sense. Besides, decency is a subjective concept; people have varying opinions about what being decent entails.

    • Iya

      June 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      It’s not judgment hun, the Bible set the rules, so the Bible has judged. Don’t be mad at the messenger.

    • Ufuoma

      June 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Gbam! Well said if you want to dress up and show off your body because you want to by all means do it,but please do not try to justify it by saying GOd sees your inside,sure he does but he also wants our outside to glorify him,it’s a free world to do whatever but please ms.good should not try to use any part of Christianity or the bible to justify her actions

  15. Miss A

    June 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Keep on – anything with legs till kingdom come. You invented sex and you know better than GOD. Everybody is doing it so as a follower keep on. Take all the risk you want. But keep your nonsense risk to yourself and dont tell anyone to follow you suit making some nonsense statement like “life is short take risk”, just like i wont tell you to follow suit of my celibacy . Like I said to each his own. Good Luck!!!

  16. T.I.

    June 13, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Women looking for Godly women to admire should look to the likes of Heather Lindsey NOT Meagan Good.

  17. Winston

    June 13, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t understand this logic.

    Does one buy car, with out test-drive?

    Does one buy phone, without fiddling with the in-store model?

    So why, in Jesus’ name, would I take woman as my wife, without first tasting her fuits?

    It’s a MAD logic, o!

    • Zoe

      June 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      IF you believe in Jesus whose name you’re calling then when you see Him on ur last day tell Him that ur logic trumps His… ur just waaayy smarter than God in His infinite wisdom we understand.

    • D

      June 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      That’s where your logic is flawed as your analogy points to things for sale. Your wife shouldn’t be for sale now, or should she? She is not a possession, she is meant to be a part of you, wouldn’t you want what’s best for yourself?

    • Iya

      June 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Does one check if a gun can kill by pointing it at his own head? Don’t try.

    • Doxa

      June 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

      #Choi# Highway to …


      June 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      @Winston REALLY THOUGH??


  18. nene

    June 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    this girl that i always half-naked and her “pastor” of a husband.

    • Dee

      June 13, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      She probably lives a more “righteous” life at the end of the day than you who is constantly negative and never have any good thing to say about anyone going by your comments on this blog. Remove the log in your own eyes first

    • eniola

      June 14, 2014 at 2:14 am

      Exactly. We need to stop being so judgmental.

    • Iya

      June 14, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Yes, Satan has given people children, so he is as good as God abi? Please stop this rubbish talk. Is the Holy Spirit the one that told her to show me her black bra?

  19. C-lady

    June 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Hi miss A, i applude u, God will give u grace to continue and also bring a great guy soonest so u wont v to wait too long. I will b 29 this yr, am still a virgin, and in august dis yr i wil b getin married to a great guy who iS also a virgin, God is neva mocked u know? God will indeed reward u. There was temptation @ every coner, wherever i find myself men will b flocking around me as if i was d only lady there, i knew it was a strategy of d devil to make me giv in to the presure but God helped me. I wont say dat its been easy waiting even now too dat i v “him”but God is helping us to still wait till after wedding. I also v a friend who Is 36 now n still a virgin, God has given her, her man she too is getting married in august. So pls b encourged dat God can neva fail. What is worth having is worth waiting for. @ d end u will be glad u waited. Love u.

    • Princess

      June 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Miss A, Zoe, Cee- Bee, C-lady, y’all should keep it up! Ordinarily I don’t comment on blog posts, I just read the comments and smile. However I’ve come to realize that if you do not share your thoughts, you are robbing someone of an opportunity to learn a thing or two from you, while those with their negative philosophy will joyfully share their error and mislead people. Being a Virgin has been rewarding and not without it’s challenges but in all, God has remained faithful and trust me, I see the regret in the eyes of those that felt they are smarter than God by “Sampling” the goods. God knows best so please trust him on this, you look happier and are more at peace with yourself and the reward is far greater when you keep yourself.

  20. vivi

    June 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Cant wait to read the book

  21. ohmine

    June 13, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    @Miss A I said a prayer for u after reading ur comment that God bless u with a wonderful man. U are indeed a virtuous and unique woman and I admire ur strength.

  22. Cee-Bee

    June 14, 2014 at 1:42 am

    it brings joy to my heart that they are still virgins out there waiting on the Lords time and obeying his commandment!!! Humans are so fickle “last year taboo, is this years headlines” morals is deteriorating! Being a virgin and staying a virgin hasn’t been easy for me But Its worth the effort. Happy Married life miss c-lady.

  23. a

    June 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    True. For evil to thrive, good is silent.

  24. love

    June 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Am so proud of my sisters in the faith… Am not alone.. Like my father, bishop abioye wud say.. For you to be outstanding be ready to stand alone and for what is right… Soon ud b suprise how many ppl will queue behind you… Ppl need only to recognise hus doin it right to change camp… My esthers, my ruths, my daniels and timothys.. I salute you.. If you might av gotten it wrong somtym in your life, if you av donr tins you aren’t exactly proud of, if you have being deceived… I want to let you kno dat its not over until you say it is…. My jesus can wash you white as snow.. He can clean your mess… He said it himself, he’d wash you… WHITE AS SNOW… Just go on your knees todae and cry out you sins… Renounce the devil… Your sins av already bin taken care of at the cross… Invite jesus in todae… Den begin dat new life dat is yours… He will guide you with his eyes psalm 32:8..

  25. xtsy

    June 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Sex is overated

  26. moi-meme

    June 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    s.ex is not just a physical act, it is a spiritual act as well. Apart from the fact that s.ex before marriage is an act of fornication, there are way too much dangers involved in the act.
    There are very powerful forces at work during love making,bonds are created on the spiritual levels that are not easily broken and takes severe intervention, mercy and power of God for total deliverance. There are many tools used by the devil to torment & oppress us, and one of those is pre-marital s.ex, which he uses as an entry point into our lives to wreck havoc, set us into bondage and held us captive.
    1 Peter 5:8″Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”.
    There are countless number of girls out there who are knowingly or unknowingly possessed by demons. Such girls are being used by the devil as tools in his hands to carry out his operations in the lives of unsuspecting youths who are being carried away by the fun and ecstasy derived from pre-marital s.ex, neglecting the fact that it’s an ungodly and non-biblical act.
    Needless to say,countless number of girls are just walking the earth as living corpse,those whose virtues and those of their un-born children had been used by the devil through the act of s.exual immorality, if you end up having s.ex with them you are unwittingly trading your destiny cheaply for a 5 minutes emotional/physical pleasure.
    Personally, I don’t need to be told that there is more to s.ex than just being a physical act, but when you aren’t sensitive enough or spiritually inclined then you can’t know the effects & spiritual harms involved with s.ex. Experience is the best teacher they say, if you have ever been there before you would know for sure that s.ex is more of a spiritual act than physical and sleeping around with multiples is more deadlier.
    The devil trade s.ex for virtues of men, manipulate and alter the course of a man’s destiny so that such would amount to NOTHING in life. If care is not taken, such a person would live a frustrated life of servitude to sin until death claims his/her soul.
    Pre-marital s.ex ultimately lead to spiritual death, if one practices it as an act of fun or fornication without a repentant heart, it kills our inner man, separated & distance us from God and reading of His word (The Bible).
    In addition, pre-marital s.ex can be devastating emotionally and psychologically,it also contributes to the transmission of STD’s and leading causative factor of abortion in the world.
    Conclusively,many of us have been enslaved by the devil through the act of fornication and intimate gratifications and it would take His divine intervention to escape from those satanic traps, that has encaged & entangled our destinies.
    We all need more of Christ to help and redeem our souls from the power and control of sins.
    Isaiah 59:1-3
    1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
    That it cannot save;
    Nor His ear heavy,
    That it cannot hear.
    2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
    And your sins have hidden His face from you,
    So that He will not hear.
    3 For your hands are defiled with blood,
    And your fingers with iniquity;
    Your lips have spoken lies,
    Your tongue has muttered perversity.
    1 John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    John 8:36
    Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
    I pray God, in His infinite goodness & great mercy,would cleanse us of every stain, and save our souls from peril in Jesus name, amen..

  27. roro

    June 17, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    It pays to wait ….good things come to those who wait 😀

  28. Doxa

    June 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    ….and this is how good conquers evil!
    Where isbthe devil now?

  29. Ephi

    December 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    And the cookie crumbled how many years on….

    P.s. – I so miss Bellanaija of the old days!

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