What is Boyfriend Bears?
Boyfriend Bears is a non-profit organization that encourages pre-teen and teenage girls to live a life of purity. Our bears serve as a reminder that we promote purity to be a lifestyle. Boyfriend Bears provides the opportunity for girls to make a stand for what they believe in and to stay strong in their morals.
The purpose of our Boyfriend Bear is to hold love, kisses, prayers, and a special letter! He is a visual and huggable reminder to stay pure, not just another stuffed bear to toss in the corner. Our Boyfriend Bear is unique and special because he was created to encourage girls like you to stay pure.
With the help of God, family, friends, and your Boyfriend Bear you can begin a life committed to purity. Here’s how your Boyfriend Bear can help (tips from the Teen Board):
1) Make a Commitment
We encourage you to make a commitment that calls you, with God’s help, to keep your heart, mind, and body pure for that special someone chosen by Him. Spend a lot of time in this first step; talking with God about His perfect plan for your life regarding purity. Remember, purity doesn’t happen overnight, it is a process that you must continually strive towards your whole life. If you feel like your commitment would mean more to you in writing, download and print out our free Purity Pledge. First, fill out the pledge. Second, pray to God to help you with your new commitment. Third, tuck the pledge safely away in the secret pocket at the base of your Boyfriend Bear’s neck.
2) Write a Letter to Your Future Husband
We wrote a letters to our future husbands and tucked them away in our Boyfriend Bear’s secret pocket. It is our hope that you will do the same when you are ready. Some things we included in our letters were our current interests, a school picture, favorite Bible verses, and promises to Him. We can’t wait to give our Boyfriend Bears to our husbands on our wedding day and read these special letters with him.
This is the perfect time to share the commitment you have made to purity with your mom and/or dad, a Christian mentor, or close friend. Remember, your purity walk will be filled with temptations along the way and won’t always be easy. It is very important to have trustworthy people in your life that can encourage you and hold you accountable!
We hope you will love your Boyfriend Bear as much as we love ours! We encourage you to treasure him and put him in a place where you will be reminded every day of the commitment you have made and how truly precious you are in God’s eyes.
Love and Hugs,
Bridget, Daphnee, Holly, Jenah, Kendra, Lauren, McKenzie, and Madison
(2012-2013 Teen Board)