The Purity Weekend is something our church has done for 9+ years. It starts with girls ages 13+ listening to talks given by members of our congregation. Then the women take the girls to a hotel to let their hair down and have some fun! In the morning, they have breakfast and meet back at the church for more talks!
There’s always plenty of snacks and laughter to go around. Some of the talks they hear are on etiquette, modesty, boundaries, identity, hygiene and of course purity. Around 3 p.m. the talks finish and they start to get into their elegant dresses and get pampered, having their hair and makeup done. At 5:00 they have a delicious meal provided by members of our congregation and eat with their families.
At 7:00 the program begins and everyone is invited! The Dads and Moms bless the girls with a prayer and often share anecdotes about their lives together. They receive a purity ring and take a pledge of purity as the parents take a pledge to watch over their daughters. The night ends with a father-daughter dance and lots of pictures!