Daughters Commit to Live Pure Lives at 'Purity Balls'

Inside the Christian-faith ritual, where fathers vow to protect their daughters' purity.
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-- -- -- -- -- -- But -- had a -- when you find true high score where's my. You need to have a boyfriend. So Carolyn Johnson won't have a boyfriend -- now not high school. Not until she's ready to married and has already at age twelve she's taken a -- of -- It is just about sex and no dating. -- thing now. I just want to make sure my first -- to the with a guy in the will be with forever. Unthinkable for a lot of kids her age but not for the other kids at her church. Cultures -- challenge you really fast. Really -- -- an -- day. And they're gonna say what he. -- -- And -- Caroline's father -- is the pastor. Each of her older siblings is already taken purity. When one husband and my husband alone. And I want to have success -- makes us I feel like a huge day in high school it's -- and use through a divorce -- practicing -- I had so many friends they're talking me like okay I'm given boyfriend Leon to you and everything like we should like -- Peterson is like. I'd like I don't even later. I don't need a boyfriend because I have my dad sorry -- by a man. He's -- -- and he didn't. You talk. Put yourself is your daughter's boyfriend. That's gonna have a lot of people. -- -- a lot of people uncomfortable. It's way -- authority and -- how do you see this. This what I find absolutely humorous and our culture today. Where something as pure as a daddy going out his daughter on a date -- twisted to make it seem like it as you -- Freudian. I wasn't thinking about Freud at all -- thing about -- a great time with my daughter -- I encourage my daughters -- -- on my lap. We snuggle we sit by the fireplace there's absolutely. Nothing sexual and that. And that whole experience. But if you talk -- adolescent psychiatrists what they say is the whole point. Of adolescence is for children to separate from their parents to become independent to seek your own kind of path what do you make of that. My hero them but I I think Jesus was better than Freud I like his counsel better. Probably -- and yeah. The eldest Wilson's sister Lauren capture only about security until she married parent. Now the youth pastor at their church had you had a girlfriend before. -- had had a girl from before -- you have intercourse. Out at one point I was. Compromise. And I did lose my virginity and that was something that really show who I was as a person I lost side of things away. Okay. Become part of my testimony have held several young people who. That's my story is -- -- done this. Restoration and as -- -- to be made whole and made new and if you haven't done this hey here's my story don't do this. Let me tell you what it's like on the other side. Do you think you could walk -- cleared the path of rumor that the church. -- definitely been severely hard -- just. I feel like Biden have my friends at church knowing that they're going through the same thing -- I am I feel like I feel so alone and I feel like -- give. But this trip to see the Johnson girls are not so alone after all. They're headed to Colorado. Fourteenth annual father daughter purity ball where sixty like minded fathers -- pledge to protect their daughters. The event was started by Randy Wilson had his own five daughters in -- What I hear -- Young lady says there's this need for that physical touch. And from a male being that's I believe the father role in this grandes daughter Jordan is attending with her new husband. She says the first time she ever -- anyone. Was a few months ago. In church on her wedding day and a half have to admit that when I just my husband my wedding day was not the first. Time he. What is it like it is the first time they instead flag. Little. And in front of every -- -- a little like. -- you can't let them. You know exactly where the night. On it looks like did you worry a little that what is going on -- probably mean everybody doesn't just the same way now. Now none of that I didn't tell you guys are worried about that -- -- -- Now. Who you pick is going to be that's going to be fine it'll take care it's again great cancer comfortable. -- -- -- Meanwhile Ron has a special gift for Caroline before they all head to the balked -- -- street here. You left me. Well. You learn and growing up before -- -- -- -- -- When things that you -- talking at any moment we'll lose winner mine and get my purity ring. And one -- -- things that I think's important for us to remember -- assist. Your desire to do with the lord's way to really save yourself from kissing -- lots and lots of codes along the way and wait for your prince charming to come along. And he's got a pass through your dad. And has got to put the stamp of approval on. Because the answer really Smart and they can separate princes from -- really well. The media show -- -- -- that I got four year. It was somebody comes along who is ready has a proper character and we'll treat you like queen and the -- the passes the test until then. This is just a reminder. Keeping yourself -- is important and so you keep that on your finger and it's -- daily reminder that -- at this point you're married to the lord and and your father's your boyfriend. And we're gonna have fun together. -- let me give you that. -- -- -- -- -- -- We decide to. We want pour into the hearts of our daughter. We will be the standard. For their lives and all their future -- -- as we stand with me. We stand together. In this -- Let's take those covenants in the billiard table. -- -- before god to cover my daughter as her authority and protection in the area of purity. I -- lead -- -- guy didn't pray over my daughters has the high priest in my home. There's -- -- an earlier paper picked that up and sign that's. Then -- your daughters witnessed. -- on that document. As the high priest in my home. There is a hierarchy of levels of authority. And we believe in the home the father sits at that place. But there are moments in line. They need to -- -- yeah. This celebrates the second father but look for the daughter and it creates one of those moments. That she won't happen again this. Is he night. -- -- but again. I wonder if there aren't. -- Cool for one reason or another couldn't live up to -- expectations that you have to your child. What happens to them they feel they -- in the security. Journey. All life is about redemption. But we all mess up misstep. Make -- mistakes that are bigger than others. But it's all getting back up and going after -- again. So you wouldn't -- -- if your kids if someone moment you're absolutely not oh absolutely not. I think the best thing we can do -- to to gather up in walkway. If my life and what we're sharing with people who so bizarre. Why -- -- love of my life. Why we had thirty amazing years of marriage. Right to my kids all love one another and love us. Ya ya think you have to look at -- -- -- -- covering. -- the protective music. And each one of these donors. -- -- And yeah.

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