Should I tell him/her about my sexual past?

QUESTION: “I have a sexually promiscuous past, and I don’t know how to tell her about it. If she has saved herself for marriage, how can I tell her about my past in a way that won’t crush her or make her hate me?” —Anonymous

ANSWER: “In today’s world I think many people come to marriage having been sexually active before marriage. The question is often raised…”  (play audio below to listen in full)

Should I tell him/her about my sexual past?


Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the bestselling 5 Love Languages® series, which has sold more than 8 million worldwide and has been translated into over 40 languages. Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Karolyn. For more information visit

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