The Popularity of Purity Rings With Young Christians
For the teenager of today, casual sex and promiscuity is every where you look. You cannot open up a magazine, surf the Internet, watch TV or listen to the radio with out sex and loose morals being glorified. However, there is a counter movement to this in Churches and Christian youth groups across the nation.
More teenagers and young adults are choosing to keep their virginity until marriage. There is also a movement in born again young adults who were previously sexually active, deciding to abstain from sex until they are married.
This trend is due in part to such campaigns as True Love Waits, launched by the Southern Baptists in 1993 which challenged teens and college students to remain true until marriage.
A symbol that is worn by many teens and college students to help them remain abstinent and to express their Faith is wearing purity rings. These rings first became popular in the 1990's and have sense taken off.
Typically the ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand is to remain there until marriage. It is also popular to wear the ring on a necklace.