Silver Ring Thing
Special Report - March 2, 2010
The Silver Ring Thing (SRT) is scheduled to bring its concert-style youth event promoting abstinence until marriage to three venues in North Carolina this month. The SRT will be in Hickory on March 3, Clayton on March 7, and Raleigh on March 10 to host its live presentation that “incorporates high energy music, special effects, fast-paced video, personal testimonies and comedy” in an event aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to postpone sexual activity until marriage. The event includes a 45-minute “Parent’s Session” held at the beginning of the evening during which parents are educated about the sexual pressures facing young people today, and how they can encourage and support their child’s decision to remain sexually pure.
Founded in 1995 by Denny and Amy Pattyn in Yuma, Arizona, the vision of SRT is “to create a culture shift in America where abstinence becomes the norm rather than the exception.” SRT encourages young people who make a purity pledge to purchase a silver purity ring to wear “as a symbol and reminder of their decision” until their wedding day. Since SRT began, over 137,000 young people have made a public decision to remain sexually abstinent until marriage by receiving a silver ring at an SRT event.
For information on the upcoming events in North Carolina, visit the SRT website and click on “Tour Dates.”
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