Rebuilding our shattered culture and tattered families after decades of neglect may seem like a daunting task. I’m sure that many scoff at the very idea: it simply cannot be done. One month from now, fathers and daughters will take a brave step to prove the naysayers wrong.
The annual Purity Ball in Colorado Springs, already in it’s eighth year, is next month. And this is a wonderful concept that should be implemented across the country. If every father encouraged his daughters to take the pledge, there would no longer be any need for the atrocious practice of abortion. Young women should not be viewed as sex objects to be exploited, but as regal princesses to be cherished and protected. And father knows best.
The Father Daughter Purity Ball is a memorable ceremony for fathers to sign commitments to be responsible men of integrity in all areas of purity. The commitment also includes their vow to protect their daughters in their choices for purity. The daughters silently commit to live pure lives before God through the symbol of laying down a white rose at the cross.
And what loving father could be more happy than in a memorable moment like this?
One of the most memorable highlights of the ball is when the fathers stand in the middle of the ballroom and form a circle around their daughters standing all aglow in their lovely ball gowns. The fathers place their hands on their daughters, and together we pray for purity of mind, body, and soul for generations to come.
As one proud daddy put it:
“How can you measure the value of your eleven year old looking up into your eyes (as you clumsily learn the fox-trot together) with innocent, uncontainable joy, saying, ‘Daddy, I’m so excited!'”
Indeed. A daughter given love by her doting father and encouragement to remain pure and clean is a daughter who will not be clumsily groped in the back seat of a car by the local degenerate. She will not be trading her honor for a bag of crack. And she will not be heading once again to the local abortion mill to correct her latest mistake.
Rather she will be saving herself for a real loving man just like her strong daddy. A man who will respect her and knows that the package is clean and new and pure. Something worth waiting for.
Here’s papa’s pledge:
I, (DAUGHTER’S NAME)’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 ACCOUNTABLITY 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.
She’s daddy’s little girl, and once she’s felt his sincere dedication to her purity, a young lady can’t help but feel special and encouraged to save it for his successor:
“As all the dads stood to read the covenent over their daughters, I felt the power of those words sink right into my heart. My father pledged to protect me and promised to lead a life of integrity and purity for me. He signed his name and I signed as a witness to his words. And as he escorted me to the dance floor I felt empowered by his promise to spend the rest of his life warring for my heart through his life of purity. And I knew my life would never be the same…”
That young lady will be on the front lines, renewing our culture and rebuilding the family. If there is not an annual Purity Ball in your town, it’s time to stand up for what is right: it’s time to stand up for all those beautiful young ladies and their doting fathers in your town.
A recent article on the Purity Ball phenomenon shows both great support for the idea from those who desire to preserve the family and much resistance from those who favor pre-marital sex as a way of life without consequences and abortion on demand. It’s very clear which side is right.
While abstinence education programs — such as Extreme Commitment and its counterpart for girls, a “purity ball,” formal gatherings for young women and their fathers — have grown in number, detractors say they leave teenagers unprepared for the real world.
If the real world is about having unprotected sex outside of wedlock, that’s just fine. That’s something no teen should ever be expected to prepare for and it’s never the road they should go down.
Joan Douglas, executive director of Care Net Pregnancy Center, which hosts Extreme Commitment and purity balls, said promoting abstinence among young people emphasizes the importance of sex in a marriage.
“It’s a focus on staying pure for the one you’re going to marry,” she said. “It’s a gift.”
A gift is something you give to someone you love, not just to feel good for a impersonal sweaty encounter before your next trip to the abortion clinic. The “free love” generation still haunts us today — life is cheap, they say. But only if you exchange it for magic beans and a feel-good, yet empty moment whose consequences can be very dire indeed.
Andy Lee, a father who took his son to Extreme Commitment last year, said abstaining from sex is the only way to be safe.
“The only 100 percent effective way to avoid teenage pregnancy is abstinence,” he said.
Lee doesn’t understand why anyone would oppose events such as Extreme Commitment and purity balls.
Because they’re sick and evil and mentally ill. They represent the say anything, do anything if it feels good cynicism that permeates our debased society. And they’re absolutely wrong.
A pro-abortion advocate put it this way: “The purity balls leave you unprepared. If they (teenagers) become sexually active, then they are not prepared and are at greater risk for unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.” So let’s give them condoms, a kama sutra and a get one abortion free card. Hey, dummy! The purpose of the purity balls is to keep young women from fornicating outside of marriage. You want to teach them to do the opposite! Do you not see the disconnect?
So the choice is clear. Should we encourage purity or debauchery? The answer is obvious. Run the pornographers and abort-firsters out of your town and start a lasting tradition to preserve the family unit and to foster respect for the value of all life.
Launch a purity ball in your town and dare to change America. Do it with your daughter. Encourage her to join with you on that special night. She’ll thank you for it and respect your gentle guidance in the years to come. So will her future husband. And so will America.