Purity balls? Dances? Rings? Oh my!
Just reading stories on the purity balls taking place. Where a father vows to remain a leader over his home and protect his daughter who is vowing to stay pure until marriage. No kissing.. Nada.
I love the idea I think but in this article they say the girls in a sense are married to God and their fathers are their boyfriends. And that wording I guess creeps me out. Why boyfriend? Can't they stay fathers? Why use that term it's icky to me.
I get it. I do. I know what they "mean"... I think.
I wish and hope more girls would take this vow ... Whether out loud or silently or spiritually but for some reason this story rubbed me the wrong way. What do you think?
I also feel like things like this cause so much shame in girls who maybe get carried away one day and make a mistake and do something they hand't planned to do. Like so many of us have done.
I think teach values, teach self worth, promise to protect but don't go overboard.
I think the idea is cool but the presentation of your dad guarding your virginity seems creepy.
And yes Leah... Sometimes you gotta kiss some frogs. Don't bang em all or kids a bunch but c'mon. I think what if her husband is a really terrible kisser?? Now she's stuck??? For life?? Yuck. Bummer.
And even if she never kissed someone before and wouldn't know good from bad.. Oh no.
Nothing worse than a bad kisser. Yeee uck. ;)
I've only ever been with my husband. He's the only one I've ever kissed and I'm proud of it. I don't think I missed out on anything. And no, my father had nothing to do with any of my decisions regarding purity.
I can only hope and pray our children make similar choices to remain pure until marriage.