I am a Christian. I generally am on board with the whole “wait until marriage” deal. But this is quite creepy. I mean, a Purity Ball? Where you give your daughter a ring so that she pledges her virginity until the day she weds. Some as young as nine years old? Why are people forcing their nine year olds to dwell on this? Apparently the media is not he only place sexualizing young girls.
Furthermore, why is this so father-daughter centric. What about the sons? Are they not important? Do they not need to make elaborate committments to waiting? Why isn’t the son committing to purity with his mom or dad? Wow, I just found a way to make it creepier, huh?
I suppose boys will just be boys, and it’s silly to bog them down with girly concepts like “purity”.
Why is this believed any more effective than prior pro-virginity campaigns? Those have tended to not be very successful. It’s rather funny to me that most of the people I know who managed to wait never signed a virginity pledge. How did they do it?!
But let’s face it…it’s really the fault of colleges anyways. Kids would remain virgins if not for them.
As an aside, I was reading this blog and her comments on a modesty poll. You dig modesty, that’s cool and all. I personally could care less. But this “Modesty Survey” Jill was writing about bugged me. I realize some guys are more comfortable blaming others for their choices. But I’ve found that clothes do little when it comes to being condusive to “impure” thoughts. I mean, attractive is attractive, and avoiding cleavage? Not making a woman less desirable. No, see I find that it’s as easy to have an impure thought about a conservatively dress woman as a lingerie model. You know what I find really works best to control those naughty thoughts? Stick with me here. This might be tough for some to grasp. I just remind myself that women are people to. And you know, if she walks around in a tight top or low cut blouse? Not an invite for me to look at here differently, or with contempt. But you know what I do really hate? That I have to talk about “Remembering” that any woman is a human being. It’s a given. Why should I have to point that out?!