Purity rings are a symbol of commitment to sexual abstinence until marriage. The practice of wearing purity rings is prevalent among Christians, particularly in evangelical and conservative Protestant communities. However, not all Christians wear purity rings or practice abstinence until marriage.
The concept of purity rings emerged in the United States in the 1990s as part of the broader “purity movement” that sought to promote sexual purity and abstinence. Purity rings are typically worn by young people, particularly teenagers, and are often given to them by their parents or other family members.
While purity rings have become a popular symbol of the purity movement, they are not a requirement or a biblical mandate. Some Christians may choose to wear a purity ring as a personal reminder of their commitment to sexual purity, while others may express their commitment in different ways.
Ultimately, the decision to wear a purity ring or to commit to sexual abstinence until marriage is a personal one, and it should be made based on one’s own beliefs and values.