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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Get It On~The Silver Ring Thing

On Sunday, May 24th, Kyle, Kurt and myself went to a youth presentation entitled "Get It On." We ate wonderful barbeque food and then both boys went with the rest of the Middle School kids upstairs to watch an hour long video on purity, waiting for marriage and what the bible says about this subject. While they are watching their video, the High School students are in another room watching theirs, and us parents are watching ours. Afterwards, the kids can decide if they want to put on a purity ring and make that "promise" to God that they will wait until marriage to give themselves completely to their spouse and no one else until then. Their is more information on this at http://www.silverringthing.com/giofilm.asp
As you can see, by the pictures, Kyle and Kurt decided to make this promise. I was so proud and the tears came easily, of course.
When they went to school on Tues. they had many kids ask about the rings and they told everyone about it. Not one single kid joked or made fun of any of my kids; in fact they wanted to know when the next event was!!!! How awesome!
And yes, even I purchased a ring, too. This way I have a daily reminder to pray for purity for ALL my boys!!
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4
(New International Version) 3It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control his own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable