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Purity Is Cool! Here’s the Inside Scoop on the PURI-TEA Party!

This year I attended an event hosted by the Plain Jane Project, a ministry about purity started by fashion designer and speaker Rowena Rodriguez. The PJP‘s mission is to encourage women of faith in purity and holiness.

 

PLAIN JANE PROJECT is a Christ-centered ministry that inspires through intergenerational conversations of empowerment, awareness, fellowship, and faith…These are confusing times where identity crisis overwhelmingly plague waking minds and hearts. Without action, the persistence of poor guidance in matters of faith, relationship, and self-worth will continue its ravaging toll on womankind.

It is also a place that

offers opportunities for all women to relate to one another in a safe, edifying, and thought-provoking environment. Through prayer, teaching, coaching, and mentoring we purpose to explore together God’s true design for – woman.

PJP and Rodriguez have been featured on JCTV and are partnering with other ministries in standing up for godliness and righteousness. One of the main scriptures they stand by is from Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

I love Rodriguez’s vision and passion for this generation, and her desire to see purity pour over our culture. We are definitely told to do the opposite in today’s society, and temptation is a struggle for many. PJP is a bright, unique ministry and is powerful for the young women of today and tomorrow.

In 1 Thessalonians 4, it says, ‘It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality, that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathan, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life’ (vs 3-7).

The PURI-TEA Party was held outside and was a beautiful time of fellowship, worship, wisdom, and growing in the knowledge of the Lord. Brittney ShaRaun, former contestant on America’s Next Top Model and a recent model on Fashion Star, was the guest speaker. ShaRaun shared her testimony and her journey of her faith and walk with the Lord. She shared encouraging words on purpose, getting out of our “comfort” zones and stepping out in faith and living the life God has designed us to live!

We need to go forth in boldness and to walk where the Lord wants us to go! Let us pray for direction and to bring glory to God’s kingdom in our goals, dreams and through our gifts! 

Ia Jimenez is the vice chair of PJP and spoke as well. She shared a heart-felt personal story about her life, her walk in trusting the Lord and about being rebuilt. It led many to tears because it was so moving and touching. God can restore any situation, through His perfect timing and will! It was such a wonderful reminder of how God uses the things in life we don’t understand and makes them whole again! He is HOLY, He is worthy and He is beyond good!

You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:5-9).

A special part of the event was that we wore white, representing purity! I loved the idea and it was so fun to take pictures with the frames and with the ladies! The worship was wonderful as well–we were truly blessed with inspiring stories, the Word of God, wisdom from the speakers, fellowship, lovely desserts, tea, sandwiches, and, of course, so much joy in the Lord!

PI readers, do you have a purity ring? Are you staying pure before the Lord in thought, speech and action to the best of your ability? We love you so much here at PI and we are cheering you on! Comment below and let us know how we can be praying for you!

[Images: Christi Given | Plain Jane Project]

Image: Plainjaneproject.org

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21 Comments

  1. andi

    Posted by andi on September 14, 2012 at 05:58

    i have a ring!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by JaneDoe on September 11, 2012 at 07:24

    Well ehm, i’m from Sweden. and i lost my virginity when i was 13 years- thats not wierd or anything here, it’s like if youre a virgin when youre 16, that would be wierd. I cant really see the harm in having sex before marrige, but thats just me. I haven’t taken any damage from it anyway. But, it’s cool that you guys really are that pure, be proud of it. (i don’t really know if i can writ like that, i don’t think my english is perfect or anything)

    I love this site, it make me happy and everyone is so nice. Have a great day.

  3. Silvey

    Posted by Silvey on September 4, 2012 at 12:17

    I got a purity ring and I love it but I can’t wear it because it turns my finger green. I am DEFINITELY using this idea in my youth group! <3

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by SaltoftheEarth on August 25, 2012 at 10:10

    I had a purity ring a few years ago, but I lost it. I really want a new one because I liked when people asked me about my ring and I got to say why I had it. However, I don’t think young women (or men) need a purity ring as a symbol of their purity as much as they need to stay pure. Loved this article! (I might take this idea and use it for the young girls in my youth group.)

  5. Icestorm

    Posted by Icestorm on August 20, 2012 at 11:40

    I dont know where to get purity rings.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by RachelS123 on August 14, 2012 at 13:42

    Purity is the best! No need to worry about numerous health problems!

  7. MissMeggles

    Posted by MissMeggles on August 7, 2012 at 18:00

    I want a purity ring, but I’m too ashamed to ask for one because I’m afraid my parents won’t think I should have one…I told my mom about it once, but shied away from telling her its premise..

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Christiebird on August 10, 2012 at 10:36

      If you really want one and want to stick to its promise, you should tell your mom about it. Even if she does not think you should have one, she may see it as a step towards the light. Trust me, you arent the only one who feels that way. No matter what you’ve done, you can still be free of the guilt and choose abstinence- even if you have made your mistakes as far as impurity, you can choose to be abstinent from this point on until your marriage.

  8. Paris

    Posted by Paris on August 6, 2012 at 20:31

    I am doing well with my purity!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by made2worship on August 7, 2012 at 10:14

      Girls, sexual purity is AWESOME!….I believe that this generation does not fully understand the benefits of remaining abstinent until marriage!….It is our responsibility, as Christian young ladies, to be an example to others and show them that staying abstinent until marriage is POSSIBLE! You may get made fun of, but in the end, you are reaping ALL of the benefits!….Don’t loose hope or back down!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by jlm on August 6, 2012 at 12:07

    I go to a Christian school that goes up to 8th grade. Next year at my 8th grade graduation, we all get purity rings. My brother, who’s going to a large public high school, also graduated at my school and got a ring. He wore it for a while, but was made fun of so much for it. Is there a way to avoid getting made fun of?

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Lovely Niji on August 7, 2012 at 10:24

      Unfortunately, people will always make fun of others no matter how old they get. You and your brother should just hold your heads up high for the Lord is with you always.

  10. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on August 6, 2012 at 01:16

    I`ll get a purity ring soon!

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kathrie on August 5, 2012 at 17:48

    I got one too! I also signed a vow of purity certificate and I got it framed on the wall in my room!

  12. ChristinaGiven

    Posted by ChristinaGiven on August 5, 2012 at 13:04

    Girls, I love your comments! Thank you so much for sharing! <3

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lindsay138 on August 5, 2012 at 06:47

    I don’t have a purity ring but I found one online that I absolutely adore and I’m hoping to buy soon. Unfortunately, my mother refuses to buy it for me, so I think I’m gonna have to buy a prepaid MasterCard or something so I can buy it. It’s a really nice, simple ring. A silver band with LOVE <3 WAITS in enamel.

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by fireflygirl13 on August 5, 2012 at 06:46

    I’m 14, My dad bought me a purity ring when I was between 13 and 14. I also had a purity necklace long before that, and never so much as held a non-family member boy’s hand. The US has really lost its goal for sexual purity, it jut makes me sick.

    • JuliMarie

      Posted by JuliMarie on August 7, 2012 at 09:03

      I just want to point out that the US isn’t the only place with sexual purity problems. Go to Bangkok -.-

      But yes, purity is awesome.

  15. Jesus_chick_529

    Posted by Jesus_chick_529 on August 4, 2012 at 17:14

    its very important to wait until you are married. Staying pure is a fantastic choice. I got my purity ring (im 18) and my soon to be 17 (2 more months) boyfriend has one himself!

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by worship_dancer on August 4, 2012 at 10:06

    I am thirteen years old and I believe that our country is begining to lack in sexual purity. My parent bought me a “true love awaits” ring and it is very dear to me. It’s very important that we stay holy in the Lord’s sight because that is the only thing that ever matters. Thank you to everyone who takes a stand for this. -Jael Graham.