(PCM) Purity Balls are part of the new father-daughter chastity trend that is currently sweeping the nation. During the “Purity Balls” a father essentially becomes his daughters boyfriend until marriage in order to protect her purity and virginity.
The ceremony, which happens to be very much like a marriage ceremony, occurs when a girl is around twelve years old and her father presents her with a purity ring and they then become boyfriend and girlfriend until the girl chooses a partner to marry.
The father recites the slightly creepy vow “You keep this on your finger and as of this point you are married to the Lord and your father is your boyfriend”, as he place the purity ring on his daughters finger.
The girls then lay a white rose down on a large wooden cross as their commitment to live pure lives and then share a father-daughter dance. The girls commit to not engaging in sex, kissing, or touching a man other than their fathers before marriage.
The father’s also sign a purity covenant that reads:
“I ………’s father, choose before God to cover my daughter as her authority and protection in the area of purity. I will be pure in my own life as a man, husband and father.
I will be a man of integrity and accountability as I lead, guide and pray over my daughter and my family as the High Priest in my home. This covering will be used by God to influence generations to come.”
Purity Balls have been around for quite sometime, in fact, the largest one occurs in Colorado each year with the participation of over sixty fathers and daughters making the commitment.
The trend seems to be growing in popularity across the nation as more and more parents are becoming concerned about loose morals when it comes to sex that they feel effects our society as a whole.
What do you think? Purity Balls a good idea or taking things a bit too far?