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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? 


Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

Creepy? Yes. But it is BECAUSE so many girls fail to keep their purity till marriage that, out of desperation, some parents are driven to do something ... anything ... to help their daughters resist the pressures of moral decay.

Ed said...

I think the damage done by failing to keep this unrealistic promise is far greater than the damage of a premarital sexual relationship.

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

The fact that you view this as an "unrealistic promise" reveals how far advanced the moral decay has advanced just in my lifetime.

Ed said...

My morality hasn't decayed, but statistically, most of these girls will not make it to marriage, by their own enthusiastic choices, with their virginity intact. Should guilt really be that big of a motivating force in peoples' lives? I reject that.