I do understand where they are coming from though. I think they genuinely care about me finding someone and believe it is deterring guys from me. Btw, I just looked at synonyms for the word deterring and got discouraging, daunting, dissuading, preventing, and frightening. Oops! I guess those could be fair assessments at times. Yet, I can’t fathom placing my ring on a different finger. It’s almost as if I’d rather be single the rest of my life than to let go of what my ring, on that finger, symbolizes to me. It’s not just a purity ring to say to my future husband “I waited for you.” It’s my commitment to God and a symbol of my love for Him and trust in Him. I feel if I were to take it off or move it to a different finger, a part of that love and trust would be going away with it.
At the end of the day, I’m not sure God cares which finger you wear your ring on or if you wear one at all. But what He does care about is your heart. And my heart is after Him, first and foremost. So I’ll keep mine on my wedding finger. It’ll continue to be a conversation starter. And maybe, just maybe, that conversation will be the one I’ve waited for all along.
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4 thoughts on “Which finger should I wear my purity ring on?”
I love your love for God. And what a gift that you respect your body… as Christ’s temple. James 1: 17 < 😊👣
Girlll! As a young woman who’s been asked if she’s married since 16, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your perspective in this post!
For a guy who also wears a purity ring. If I was interested in a woman and she was wearing a ring. I would make it my mission to figure out if that is a purity ring or not. Which in case would tell me either to pursue that possible relationship or not. I think having a purity ring attracts the right kind of guy.
Completely agree. The last line says it all.