At the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, host Russel Brand poked fun at The Jonas Brothers, who proudly wear promise rings as a symbol of their commitment to God to abstain from sex until they are married. The brothers Jonas were later defended by American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks. This talk has thrust promise rings into the spotlight lately. And because SuperJeweler.com sells many promise rings every day, we thought we would take a minute to weigh in on the subject.
At SuperJeweler.com, we take promise rings seriously. Sure, we remember what it was like to be young and in love. Promise rings often serve as a way for young people to symbolize that their relationship is important. As shown in the case of The Jonas Brothers, however, promise rings don’t just have to be a promise to another person. They call their promise rings, "purity rings" as a commitment to God that they will abstain from sex until they are married.
As any parent of a teen will tell you, one of the biggest challenges is in making sure your child makes the right decisions when you can’t be there to help. Perhaps this is no more important than when it comes to relationships. Who are your kids’ friends? Who are they dating? Whose house are they hanging out at? These things are important to responsible parents.
Promise rings and purity rings are a significant part of this equation. It shows commitment to something important. It shows a level of maturation. And that commitment could be to a boyfriend or girlfriend that says, "I really like you and I want us to promise to be there for each other." Or, as with The Jonas Brothers, it could be a promise that says, "I understand how important a physical relationship is, and I want to be sure that it is shared with someone I have vowed to spend my life with."
Either way, in today’s society, so filled with choices and temptation, making a commitment to something or someone is a major step. So we say, "Good for you, Jonas Brothers and Jordin Sparks!"
And if you are reading this and would like to browse for promise rings of your own, we sure would appreciate it if you looked at our selection of beautiful promise rings for ladies, as well as our men’s promise rings at SuperJeweler.com.