The risks of sex has increased over the years due to growing STD rates and faulty birth control while unhealthy habits such as pornography are at children’s fingertips. How can premarital sex, frequent casual sex, or even sexting still be considered ‘healthy’ or ‘normal’ sexual behavior?
Silver Ring Thing is an international youth ministry inspiring teens to re-think the end goal behind love and relationships. The organization’s newest tour, New Standard, challenges students to raise the bar and refuse to conform to societies standards of sex.
“Our culture has set the bar so low for today’s teens that the only way is up,” said SRT president Jason Burtt. “When students are presented the honest truth and empowered to live with great dignity and worth, the response is incredible!”
The live concert-style event will be held Feb. 18 at the Margaret W. Rudder Performing Arts Center at Rudder High School from 7pm to 9pm. This is a free event and an optional ring is available for $20. There will be a parent’s session beginning at 7pm, which is designed to help parents support their child’s decision.
The SRT tour team, a group of 20-somethings from across the U.S., encourages students to control their bodies and hold out for something better – sexual intimacy within the bonds of marriage. During a high-energy, action packed event, tour team members share their stories of success, failure, forgiveness, and hope using skits, humor, drama, commercial parodies, and personal testimonies.
Sponsored by Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos Valley, SRT will be promoting these values and ideals with the hope of reaching as many teens as possible. “This will be our second SRT”, says Hope’s Executive Director Tracy Frank. “This year, we are blessed to be partnering with SOS Ministries, who will assist in promoting the event.” Hope Pregnancy Centers will provided free admission to SRT and would welcome a corporate partner to be part of this outreach to the youth of our local communities.
SRT is a voice of hope and encouragement to those who have decided to wait and offers a second chance to those who haven’t – providing them with a new standard in a world of low expectations.
For more information or to register, visit our website at www.silverringthing.com.