Purity is a Battle
The foundation of our curriculum comes from Purity, Abstinence, Consecration, and Truth which was compiled and written by Stacy Mouat. The Boyfriend Bears Organization was given permission to use portions of the material to help develop our Purity is a Battle multi-media slide presentation and Purity is a Battle guided workbook to be used in our Boyfriend Bears sessions.
Our curriculum focuses on three main points:
1) What is purity?
Purity is more than just not having premarital sex. Jesus defines purity as a heart issue.
2) Why Wait?
Since purity is a heart issue, committing to sexual purity is one way that we can obey God and honor our relationship with Jesus. Moving toward sexual purity strengthens our relationship with God.
3) How Can Purity Become a Lifestyle?
Give our heart to Jesus. (That’s what He wants most of all) Outward purity is impossible without inward purity. When we commit our heart to God, the Holy Spirit works in us to make us pure.
After learning about purity, God’s design of sex, and how to live out faith in obedience to Christ, it is helpful to have a visual reminder of a commitment to purity. That’s what the stuffed Boyfriend Bear is for. Not only is he cuddly and huggable, he is also that visual symbol of a heart’s commitment to God. He even has a secret pocket where girls can tuck away a Purity Pledge, lists and a letter.