January 26, 2012
Day of Purity Gains International Attention with Video Clip
Lynchburg, VA – A short video promoting sexual purity hit a quarter of a million views today. People from more than 175 different countries and regions have watched the student-produced video that was designed to spark interest and start conversations promoting sexual purity. The number of views reached over a quarter of a million in just the past 10 days. It is the goal of the Day of Purity to equip teens, youth, parents, friends, and individuals with the facts to encourage sexual purity until, and loyalty within, marriage.
This video is part of the Day of Purity’s grassroots effort to encourage youth to wait for marriage. This event is a call for youth of all ages to purity. Liberty Counsel promotes students wearing a white shirt, ribbon, or wristband on this day to symbolize their support for the Day of Purity. You can visit the website, www.DayOfPurity.org, which offers a free pledge card that will be mailed to each signer. It also offers a free planning guide, along with informative flyers on a variety of topics, a way to request a LivePure wristband and Day of Purity T-shirt, and links to other valuable resources. You can also interact with us through Facebook and Twitter.
For sexually active teens facts show that boys are four times more likely to suffer with severe depression and girls are more than three times more likely to be depressed most or all of the time, according to the Center for Data Analysis Report on Sex Education and Abstinence. The consequences of sex before marriage can be as far reaching as they are devastating, and making teens aware of those potential pitfalls should be of paramount importance. The cost of treating STDs in one year alone is $16.5 billion dollars. More than two thirds of teens who had sexual relations before marriage regretted doing so, according to the Family Research Council. According to Hamilton County, Tennessee Health Department, teen pregnancy in Chattanooga has decreased by 72%, which was attributed in part to an abstinence program. Ultimately, the cultivation of interests and concerns in young people’s lives outside of sex is the driving thought behind the Day of Purity.
Amber Haskew, International Director for the Day of Purity, said: “I’m thrilled that the message of waiting for marriage is reaching so many people! We are excited to spark a conversation about the physical, emotional, physiological and even financial benefits of waiting for marriage. I encourage each family and individual to make your own declaration of purity. Take a stand this year and encourage those around you to make healthy decisions.”
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