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I talk about the True Love Waits, abstinence purity covenant that you make before God. I talk about what True Love Waits, why do it. I talk about adultery. I even mention that I am committed myself to True Love Waits and I am 39 years old. I also challenge others to commit too.

The Five Commitments of True Love Waits

Below are the five commitments of True Love Waits, as taken from the LifeWay web site.

  1. To God: Matthew 22:37 – “Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'”
  2. To yourself: Matthew 22:39 – “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
  3. To family: Philippians 4:5 – “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”
  4. To friends: John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
  5. To future mate and children: 2 Timothy 2:22 – “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

When I first learned of True Love Waits

Fear Not Joshua 1:9 - My True Love Waits Purity Ring

Fear Not Ring I used as my purity ring.

I remember about this purity covenant promise you make when I was a youth, in the mid 1990’s. I was at a Youth Evangelism  Conference in Nashville, TN. I even won a True Love Waits t-shirt, it was under the seat I was sitting at. I was wanting to sign this then, I was one of the one youth members at my church that wanted to sign this, so the church I was attending then decided not do it.

I committed before my church (Piedmont Baptist) publicly with this decision on April 7, 2013. I also announced a re-dedication to Christ publicly that day and asked for prayers as I study Theology. I want to help with the youth.

I also making this as a public confession before my readers of this Christian blog that I maintain as well. I even got a ring, a purity ring to wear as a covenant to God. My ring says “Fear Not” on the outside and “Josh 1:9” on the inside, meaning Joshua 1:9. Below is that verse from the New King James version …

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

That verse will help me know God is always on my side and I have nothing to fear. I know a lot of other people their rings will say purity rings or even say true love waits like the first image of this blog post. However with mine, I liked it. Fear Not remind me that God is always with me.

Note: After watching this documentary, April 17, 2015, it was the Youth Evangelistic Conference of 1993 that I attended where I learned about True Love Waits and won the t-shirt, because the documentary we watched told us that they presented it to that conference. I remember as a youth in church we would go to that every year. 

(Click here to continue reading)

Part 1 (About & The Pledge)
Part 2 (Five Commitments of True Love Waits  & When I First Learned About True Love Waits)
Part 3 (Where to Wear the Ring, Those Who Commit Adultery & Those Who Don’t Want to Wait)
Part 4 (Stay in the Word, Why Abstain? & Becoming One)
Part 5 (The Closing, Bible Verses & The Challenge To You)

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