Russell Wilson is sticking to the playbook with girlfriend Ciara — God’s playbook.
The Seahawks quarterback discussed his faith, family and relationship with the singer in a Q&A with Miles McPherson of The Rock Church on Sunday and said that he and the 29-year-old beauty are abstaining from sex.
Wilson said that he was sitting in Ciara’s dressing room before one of her shows, watching her in the mirror, when God came to him.
“God spoke to me and He said to me, ‘I need you to lead her,’” Wilson said.
“I was like, Really? Right now? And He said, ‘I want you and need you to lead her.’”
Wilson, 26, then told McPherson that he followed God’s plan and talked to Ciara about their sex life (or lack thereof) “15 minutes” before she went on stage.
“What would you do if we took all of that extra stuff off of the table and just did it Jesus’ way?” Wilson said he asked Ciara, who he says was OK with the plan to sack sex.
“If you can love someone without that, then you can really love someone,” Wilson said, adding that he felt that God put the two of them together to use the “impact” that they have to “bless” people.
“He has anointed us, He’s called us and asked us to do something special,” Wilson said.
While Wilson — who divorced his wife, high school sweetheart Ashton Meem-Wilson, in 2014 — is following the Lord’s plan to the letter and waiting for marriage, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t tempted.
“I ain’t gonna lie to ya’ll now. I need ya’ll to pray for us. You’ve seen her on the screen. If there’s a 10, she’s a 15,” he joked with the crowd. “I need ya’ll to pray for me.”