How can we train our young men in the battle for purity? Tune in as host Michael Farris explores this topic with one homeschool graduate on today’s Home School Heartbeat.
With me today is Patrick Henry College sophomore, Colten Wilson. He is a homeschool graduate from Colorado Springs, Colorado, who is working on a degree in government with a specialty in international relations. Colten, thanks so much for joining me in the program.
Thanks so much, Dr. Farris. It’s an honor to be here.
Your parents started a purity ball movement in Colorado Springs? Tell us what a purity ball is, and how it affected your own stance on purity as a young man?
The father-daughter purity ball is an event where fathers and daughters come together for a night of ceremony and to dance. The big event, or the big ceremony of the night, is when the father signs a pledge to be pure and to guard and encourage the purity of his daughter. It showed me the importance of and the power of pure living, of godly living. My parents prepared me and called me to be pure in my own life. My father actually called me into manhood. He started, or initiated a manhood ceremony where he and his friends called me into manhood. So you can’t be pure without first knowing who you are. You have to know who you are and from then comes a conviction to be pure and to live a godly life.
Thanks for being with us today, Colten. I’m Mike Farris.