Quoting Quiverfull: Purity Rings Reflect Your Respect of God?

Quoting Quiverfull: Purity Rings Reflect Your Respect of God? March 13, 2015

quotingquiverfullby Kristen Clark from A Lovely Calling (formerly Young Keepers of the Home) – Should Christian Girls Wear Purity Rings?

Editor’s note: How you treat your purity is a display of your relationship with God? Sounds a little too too simplistic. Purity rings – What are your thoughts on those?

If her heart is in the right place, she will view her purity ring as an outward symbol to God, her future husband, and the world that she is committed to being a pure woman, in every way.

The way you treat your purity is a direct display of your personal relationship with God and your respect of Him.

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  • Jenny Islander

    So the purity ring is the same as one’s purity which is the same as not having sex which is the same as respecting God. Therefore, not continually flourishing the ring about is apostasy. Purity rings were invented, when, 1995? Oh what oh WHAT did all those generations of benighted non-purity-ring-buying Christians ENDURE without the marvelous testimony of that thing you have to buy from the people who sell it to you.

    Also, why in the world would I want my self-conscious preteen to display a ring that says PLZ THINK ABOUT MAI VAGINA PLZ KTHX? Ick.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Such obsession with symbolism. What happens when the girl wearing the “purity ring” isn’t actually “pure”? Or what if she has a different definition of “pure” than the person viewing the ring?

    Meh, why am I bothering asking? It’s all always the female’s fault no matter what actually went wrong.

  • Astrin Ymris

    That’s a great question. How come females wearing pants is verboten on the grounds that it forces men to fantasize about the wearer’s vulva, but wearing a ring which carries information about her vaginal status doesn’t?

  • SAO

    Purity is a toxic concept, as demonstrated by the competition some groups have to be “purer” than everyone else, not even holding hands before engagement. Further, the rings are generally pushed on girls who are too young and immature to understand what they are giving up: it’s not just orgies and drunken one-night-stands, it’s the ability to make mistakes and learn from them, rather than being tainted as a forever “impure” or a failure.

    The rings remind me of Julia’s red sash in Orwell’s 1984. It was a symbol of the Junior Anti-Sex League. Julia wore it so that she’d look like the perfect girl and, thus, be able to get away with a lot more than if people suspected she thought the values of Big Brother’s society were a bunch of crap.

  • You know what Chico Marx once said. “There ain’t no Sanity Claus.”

  • Patty

    I don’t want to have sex before I’m married. I still think purity rings are tacky. And also, a bit of a show-off, “Look at me, I’m such a good girl.” Yuck.

    And actually, they’re not in the slightest bit Christian. Christianity is all about second chances, about what you’ve done in the past not mattering. Purity rings are just about whether, in the past, you’ve done one specific thing or not.

  • Jayn

    Purity rings are how you sell sex to little girls.

  • Baby_Raptor

    And actually, they’re not in the slightest bit Christian. Christianity is all about second chances, about what you’ve done in the past not mattering.

    Can people please stop saying things like this? Nobody has any proof that they personally have the One True Version of Christianity and No True Scotsmans help nobody. They just make it look like all that’s cared about is who has the right version and marking everyone else that doesn’t an outcast so as to avoid them Fucking up Real True Christianity.

    It doesn’t help your cause. It doesn’t make people see Christianity better, or want to convert. It just makes ya’ll look like you’re more worried about your reputation than about real people.

  • Patty

    Except that even the people who wear purity rings would agree with what I’ve said about Christianity (I’ve met some of them so this isn’t just based on some sort of No True Scotsman). They’re just being hypocrites in this area. Also, I’m not aware of any mainstream version of Christianity that doesn’t talk about forgiveness for your past.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Also, I’m not aware of any mainstream version of Christianity that doesn’t talk about forgiveness for your past.

    Talking about it is a far cry from “all about it” (your original words.)

    Also, some people agreeing with you does not mean that everyone will.