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Friday 15th February 2013

X Factor star Jahmene Douglas talks about his faith

THE MARCH issue of Britain's Youthwork magazine contains an interview with successful X Factor entrant Jahmene Douglas. In the interview Jahmene spoke about his Christian faith and his commitment to a clean lifestyle. He said, "I think it is sad how much children are exposed to and what they're told to think is ok. I haven't been in a serious relationship. I'm 21 and most people would think I'm weird or strange because I don't go out drinking, I don't get into relationships, sleep around and have sex, I'm not a 'lad's lad'. But what's a man? What makes a man? What makes a married man? Do you want someone who's drinking; do you want someone who has slept around? I'm trying to build myself up to be a man, not a lad, and I think it's important for young people to know that that's ok. I've never been drunk in my life." CR

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Reader Comments

Posted by Avril Maddern in Bristol @ 07:09 on Feb 18 2013

Well done to Jahmene for saying this! It's what our young people need to hear! They need to learn to respect themselves by staying pure!

Posted by Doreen Mitchell in essex @ 22:21 on Feb 16 2013

Well Jahmene, after hearing your singing, and the way you are living your life, I applaud you for telling us all about your life, you are a very special person, and even I myself, have been reading the quotes that you make from the bible, you will be a very wealthy man, and you deserve every thing good in your life, my very best wishes to you and your family....

Posted by carole johnson in banbury @ 15:25 on Feb 16 2013

jahmene is a wonderfull young man hes a good example to the younger generation if they follow his ideas the world will be a better place for future generations hes an earth angel ! blessings !

Posted by Ivy Krabye in Norway @ 13:09 on Feb 16 2013

I don't sleep around having sex, don't drink or smoke. Because I want to live healthy, and be a good model to my children. This is my way of contributing to build up a good society for me and for my children and to the next generation. And I thank God for loving me for who I am.

Posted by April Kahle in USA @ 03:48 on Feb 16 2013

What a breath of fresh air this young man is. You have to wonder what the divorce rate would be and how many kids would have there dad around and involved in their lives if more men had these kind of values.

Posted by Nancy Minch in kalama,wa usa @ 03:20 on Feb 16 2013

Thank you for saying that. You are just validating what we/I believe you to be.....an enlightened one.

Posted by Emmanuella Pena in Southern California USA @ 02:46 on Feb 16 2013

Jahmene, you my dear are already a real man! I admire your christ like ways, and know that you are such a breath of fresh air! I know that God is going to use you in a way that you can not imagine! You were made by our Holy Father to do great things! The awesome God that we both serve has already molded a special special wife for you! You are such a special man and only good things will come of your life, as ling as you keep your eyes focused on him! Love love love who you are and your special gift!

Posted by Anne Thornhill in Scotland @ 02:18 on Feb 16 2013

What an amazing role model for our younger generation. A young man with faith in God and principals that are unfortunately are found on these days. My husband was 30 when we married and Christian, had never slept with anyone or been drunk. He was proud to be able to say he had saved himself for the right partner. God has been the centre of our life and marriage for over 20 years and our love for each other is as strong now than when we first met. Proud of you Jahmene for not being dragged into the worlds way of thinking. .and what a God given talent.

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