I had never heard about a purity ring until about four or five years ago, I loved the idea when I heard about it and knew that I wanted one. So on my sixteenth birthday my parents bought me a ring, my purity ring. I asked for this ring because I wanted to make a commitment to God and my parents to remain pure until my wedding day.
Most people call this type of ring a commitment ring or a promise ring, but I like to call it a purity ring. I have had people ask me what it is and what it means, so I thought I would show you a picture of my purity ring and explain the reasons why I got that particular one.
The reason I picked this ring is because of all that it has on it and what they all symbolize.
White Pearl- purity
All those things symbolize what I wanted the ring for. When I was given my ring I handed over to my parents a paper with all my commitments to them and to God written on it. I made more commitments to my parents than to just remain pure, one was that I would remain in the home till I marry.
I thought I would give you some definitions of the words pure, chaste, commitment, and chasity.
Pure- clean, unsoiled, free from guilt or defilement; chaste, modest.
Chaste- modest, virtuous, virgin.
Commitment- promise, declared attachment to a doctrine or a cause.
Chasity- abstention from unlawful sexual activity; sexual purity; virginity.
The reasons for me staying pure is because of what the Bible says about fornication. Here are the scriptures on it.
I Thess 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification , that ye should abstain from fornication:
I Cor 6:13b Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
I Cor 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
I Cor 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
When I go to my wedding altar to take my vows, I want stand there able to say that I am a chaste bride! My ring reminds me of that dream every time I look at it and it keeps me going in the right direction, because it reminds me of the promise I made to God and my parents.
I know this post was not put together very well, I hope I told what I wanted to tell in the right way. :D