Couple waits until marriage to have their first kiss: 'This standard of purity is possible'

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Rhalyn and Micah
Rhalyn and Micah
Photo: Instagram/Rhalyn Murphy
  • Rhalyn Murphey and her husband, Micah, waited until their wedding day to share their first kiss.
  • Rhalyn says she made the decision to wait at the age of 17 after God had asked her to save her first kiss until marriage.
  • She described her first kiss with her husband as "amazing".

While it's common for many couples to abstain from sex until they're married, this couple took it a step further and avoided kissing as well. Rhalyn Murphy say when she was 17, she was praying when God asked her to save her first kiss until she was married.

"The Lord asked me to save my first kiss for my wedding day, even if it was just for one girl who needed to know that this standard of purity is possible! I'm so glad I had a man who was willing to wait & take this on as his own calling!" she captioned a TikTok video which has garnered over 6 million views. 

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Now, 21-year-old Rhalyn is married to Micah, 25. The couple met in April 2021, even though their parents had known each other for 15 years before that, according to The Mirror

About her first kiss, Rhalyn said it was "amazing". 

"It was perfect, I couldn't have pictured it going any better." She added: "But then the more [we kissed] when we were taking pictures and stuff, it wasn't that it was weird; it just felt unnatural because I had never kissed anyone before.

"So it was just so new to me, and it was just fun; it was everything I ever dreamed it would be."

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When the pair initially discussed waiting for their first kiss, Micah said it didn't faze him that much.

The couple's relationship was long-distance up until they tied the knot. "I actually liked the idea, but it was definitely hard not to kiss her when we would have to drop each other off at the airport."

Micah proposed in December 2021. 

"We both knew we wanted this," Rhalyn said. "He's 25, and I'm 21, but he was like, 'I know I'm ready to settle down and get married', and I always felt like I was going to get married young."

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