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What To Do If You’re Being Teased About Your Purity Ring!

Someone recently shared with me that there’s a growing number of girls who have decided to make a vow of purity. Not only that, but many of them take their vows so seriously that they choose to wear purity rings! I think this is absolutely FABULOUS and I want to take a minute to congratulate each girl who’s made this life altering vow!

What an awesome way to glorify God! You’re sharing with the world that you’ve decided to be obedient unto God and WAIT until you’re married to have sex! We’re proud of you here at Project Inspired and more importantly, GOD is proud of you!

Although this is a GREAT decision, I know that it can come with some difficulties. People who don’t understand your lifestyle may say things that are hurtful or downright cruel. Interacting with mean people and peers who don’t understand you or your Godly decisions can be tough.

However, it’s really important for you to remember that you’re God’s daughter. Your customs are different from the world’s customs!

Keep in mind that God will never ask you to do something that you’re not equipped to do. What this means is that you’re already spiritually equipped with EVERYTHING that you need to handle the teasing that may accompany your Godly decisions. It’s tough being different, but always remember that God wants YOU to be the leader. Here are some tips to help you overcome the teasing:

  • Pray regularly. Ask God to give you the strength that you need. Ask Him to work on the hearts of your peers so they’ll feel bad for mistreating you. Also, pray for their salvation in hopes that they’ll also begin to embrace the ways of God.
  • Put on your armor EVERY DAY! God knows that it’s tough living for Him, so He gives us instructions on how to deal with attacks such as teasing. The Bible says this:

So stand firm. Put the belt of truth around your waist. Put the armor of godliness on your chest. Wear on your feet what will prepare you to tell the good news of peace. Also, pick up the shield of faith. With it you can put out all of the flaming arrows of the evil one. Put on the helmet of salvation. And take the sword of the Holy Spirit. The sword is God’s word (Ephesians 6:14-17).

  • Use humor to deflect the situation. Often, when people realize just how silly their teasing sounds, they’ll back off. However, be careful that your humor isn’t hurtful and that it doesn’t become teasing itself.
  • Wear your ring with pride! Use questions or comments about your purity ring as an opportunity to witness to others. Before you speak, ask The Holy Spirit for the words to say and the courage to say them!
  • Be committed to your vow. Don’t allow the reactions of others to deter you. God is counting on YOU to set an example for your peers.
  • Remember that it’s NEVER too late to take a vow of purity. Even if you’ve had sex in the past, you can choose to take the vow today. God is waiting with open arms for you to make the right decision.

I can’t emphasize enough how proud I am of you girls!

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  1. notaloneanymore

    Posted by notaloneanymore on February 15, 2017 at 18:42

    I wear one. It says “TRUE LOVE WAITS” the ‘o’ in love is an aquamarine stone, my birthstone. It has a heart that separates the o and v a bit, it wraps from the top to the bottom. The ring is asymmetrical. I love it. It is a bit too big so I wear a ring snuggie on the back of it and have to take it off when I shower so it doesn’t slip off! People have asked about it, and I tell them that it symbolizes my promise to myself and to God that I will not have premarital sex. People don’t make fun of me, but they do tell me how they disagree with me and ask me what’s wrong with sex. Many people think I am crazy for waiting until marriage.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by hollyjolly on September 23, 2013 at 18:01

    While I appreciate purity rings, my parents and I share the opinion that I do not need a ring to remind myself and other of my decision to stay pure. If you need a ring to keep yourself from giving up your virginity, you have a big problem…

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Adrienne_H_West on August 29, 2013 at 16:55

    When I first got mine there were some guys that were teasing me about it but they really didn’t understand what it was. So once I actually told them what it was and why I wore it they stopped. They actually think it really cool now. 🙂

  4. BEaUty

    Posted by BEaUty on August 9, 2013 at 15:02

    I have never been teased about my ring. Other girls have asked me about it, and been amazed about me still being a virgin(not because of my character, but because of the world’s morals). In my math class 2 years ago, a girl asked me about it, and when I told her what it was, she almost started crying and said that she wished she was still a virgin. It made me so sad for her, and other girls in the same boat. I love my ring, and feel almost naked without it on!

  5. b_kelley

    Posted by b_kelley on August 7, 2013 at 06:42

    Where do we get a purity ring? I want one do bad.

    • GodGirl4eveh

      Posted by GodGirl4eveh on August 19, 2013 at 19:29

      Christian book stores will have them,but if there aren’t any in your area,some of my friends just used normal rings that would still have something to do with purity. It was cool.

  6. Peacegurl1960

    Posted by Peacegurl1960 on August 4, 2013 at 18:27

    Crystal I got mine from khols I think you can use any ring mine I put it on my left hand to make it look like a wedding ring

  7. Peacegurl1960

    Posted by Peacegurl1960 on August 4, 2013 at 18:25

    I brought a ring in my last year of college when I understood how to keep pure but I often broke it today I am not breaking the vow and I still get made fun of and judged but I just ingore and pray. I still wear my ring today.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by CrrrrrrystalM on July 16, 2013 at 21:40

    I’ve been wanting to get one. Where can I find a good cheap purity ring?

  9. faulty-but-real

    Posted by faulty-but-real on July 17, 2012 at 12:24

    i still have a purity ring,but not the one i previously had. the ring i now use is a pewter ring,engraved on it is the word “forgiven” and on the inside of it there’s a verse refrence engraved. Eph. 1:7,and of all the rings i saw,it really stood out,and cheap 😉 but it’s a pretty ring. it’s a great thing to wear as a purity ring

  10. naynay141516

    Posted by naynay141516 on July 7, 2012 at 15:52

    I have a purity ring and I love it, it was my mom’s promise ring that my dad gave her. It has both of their birthstone’s in it. One half of the heart is amethyst, and the other half topaz. It’s beautiful and I love it! I haven’t really gotten teased and have actually bought one for one of my friends who said that she wanted one.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by HeavenlyAuroraz on June 26, 2012 at 13:42

    Now, I am not saying saving yourself for marriage is stupid, but spending a lot of money for a ring just to say you’re a virgin is stupid.

    • I

      Posted by I on August 17, 2013 at 15:52

      I agree.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by rjh4509 on June 27, 2012 at 14:15

      They don’t have to be expensive. You really can use any ring, but unfortunately a lot of the specifically “purity” rings (True Love Waits, etc.) are overpriced.

  12. faulty-but-real

    Posted by faulty-but-real on June 18, 2012 at 08:19

    i love my purity ring,it has a rose on it,it’s not like a traditonal purity ring which makes it special. the rose is red and the band is gold,and i love wearing it,but sometimes i take it off and forget to put back on (i know,shame on me!) but i love it so much <3 🙂

  13. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on April 14, 2012 at 10:02

    So I got a purity ring, and my mom is saying it can’t be my purity ring because it’s some kind of Irish commitment ring. I got it because the symbols stand for love, loyalty, and friendship and now I’m starting to think that it can’t be my purity ring. Is that true?

    • warmothally

      Posted by warmothally on August 20, 2013 at 22:19

      You shouldn’t go against your mom. If she doesn’t want you to wear the ring as a purity ring then don’t. But, I believe it does not matter what type of ring it is. It doesn’t matter if the ring has something engraved on it or how expensive it was. It is just there as a constant reminder that you are a daughter of God and that you are saving yourself for someone who deserves you. If you agree with me, maybe you could try to explain to your mom that the ring is special to you and that you’d really like for it to be your purity ring. Hope I helped :).

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by rjh4509 on June 27, 2012 at 14:14

      It sounds like it’s a claddagh. I see those often used as purity rings. It is an Irish design to symbolize commitment, and it was traditionally used as an engagement ring. But there is absolutely nothing wrong with using it as a purity ring. My ring is claddagh-like; I got it in Scotland and it has a heart with Celtic knot designs around the band.

    • faulty-but-real

      Posted by faulty-but-real on June 18, 2012 at 08:25

      yes it can be a purity ring. my ring isn’t “traditonal” either. mine has a red rose and a gold band. so,if you want it to be your purity ring,go for it!

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Rzion on April 1, 2012 at 07:32

    i have had people ask me what it is and why im wearing it and be all like “that is so cool!” but some are like “oh, well it’s too late for me, Im impure, Ive had sex,” I told them, though, it’s not too late to purify yourself in the blood of Jesus Christ. <3

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by Abby on March 5, 2012 at 11:47

    I remember, when i first got one some people would comment on it and it was wierd at first (8th grade) but, now am perfectly fine about it i dont mind the comments or questions, am proud to talk about it and wear it because, am happy about the promise i made with God:)Oh and P.S the ring in the picture is the exact one i have ! 😀

  16. Marianna

    Posted by Marianna on January 16, 2012 at 18:15

    A lot of people just wear purity rings as jewelry unfortunately. It seems that they’ve lost, or at least started to lose, their meaning.

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by elegantsharen on January 10, 2012 at 11:17

    Whenever you are confronted with teasing or riducule because you have decided to honor God and make a pledge to remain pure until marriage and wear a purity ring, just remember that we as Christians are not supposed to fit in. We are supposed to be set apart from the world. This is sometimes difficult to do, but with the aid of the Holy Spirit, you can be victorious over temptation, teasing and ridicule. Remember that you have the victory in Christ.

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by SamanthaJoy on January 3, 2012 at 20:49

    I’ve had my purity ring for over 5 years…so long i have a indent on my finger the rare times i take it off 😉 I think it’s a neat way to witness & share with others.

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by anna_savage on December 28, 2011 at 16:28

    I wish that I could buy myself a purtiy ring RIGHT NOW!

    • faulty-but-real

      Posted by faulty-but-real on June 18, 2012 at 08:27

      use a ring you already have! it’s that easy. i wished i could aford a purity ring,but i found a ring that i already had and used that.

  20. godlovesme316

    Posted by godlovesme316 on December 24, 2011 at 13:29

    I had a purity ring for a couple of years after dumping my first (and last) boyfriend). But this summer I lost it in the sand of Coronado Dog Beach five minutes before we were left! Although I haven’t gotten another one, I’m still single and still a virgin.

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lilly1227 on December 10, 2011 at 10:04

    I have a purity ring. No one gave it to me, I decided by myself to get one. It represents my values. My ring stands not only for saving sex for marriage, but also that my body is God’s temple and I should protect it from drugs, alcohol, and other ungodly things. Though I can’t protect myself from everything I still have God.

    • faulty-but-real

      Posted by faulty-but-real on June 18, 2012 at 08:22

      thats what i did,but,i fell into some un-Christan things,i’m not going to disclose though. but i love my purity ring!

  22. Starcrossed-Destiny

    Posted by Starcrossed-Destiny on December 7, 2011 at 14:01

    I have a purity ring too. I am very proud to wear it, knowing that God’s opinion matters more than anyone in this world’s. Thanks for the great article.

  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kasey on December 7, 2011 at 12:50

    I have a purity ring my dad gave me on my 13th birthday, so far it has not been to bad, at summer camp one year a bunch of girls freaked out when I said I was saving my first kiss. And this summer someone asked if I was married, and even after I explained gave me a weird look. BUT, I know that my ring inspired at least one girl. She asked her parents to do the same thing for her!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Adrienne_H_West on August 29, 2013 at 17:07

      I’m saving my first kiss too! I’ve never heard of someone else saying this! Alll my friends think I am sooo weird because of it! This just made my day 🙂

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by luvJesusInHeavn on December 6, 2011 at 21:36

    I want a purity ring now! I want to devote myself completely to God!!! :DDD

  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by Samantha on December 6, 2011 at 16:31

    That is really cool and I actually wear a purity ring and I think that Nicole should make some with her jewelry!! And great article!!

  26. Project Inspired

    Posted by Paperclip on December 6, 2011 at 15:05

    So true. I have a purity ring, and sometimes it feels awkward when people comment on it because when I mention it’s a purity ring, they’ll look at me weird or ask weird questions about it. Luckily, at least I haven’t had to deal with flat out teasing yet. But even the weird looks can be disheartening.

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by RachelMarie on December 6, 2011 at 13:10

    Think of it this way-
    I’m Indian, and I have different customs in my house. If someone were to make fun of me for those, of course you would think “well that’s just who she is and how she is. she can’t change that” Nor would I give up my heritage and cultures just because someone else thought it was uncool.
    Well the same goes for all girls! God has called us to be how we are and who we are and it doesn’t matter what others think. even if someone makes fun of your purity ring, they are not worth giving up what God has called you to do