Friday, March 21, 2014
Purity Balls, where daughters symbolically marry their fathers???
So I was just reading an article on the national popularity explosion of "Purity Balls". It's a sort of creepy, wedding-like ceremony where teen girls pledge themselves to their fathers, he becomes her ersatz boyfriend, and promises to protect her chastity until she's married. They exchange purity rings and vows....the whole nine yards.....and that's after the girls march in carrying a cross and sporting wedding dresses.
I'm try not to be too judgmental or critical of anybody pursuing happiness anyway they like, but am I the only who finds this a tad strange? And, isn't this much pressure to not have premarital sex setting the girls up for a lifetime of guilt if they fail.....as almost all of them will?