jonas.jpgThe March 10 issue of Us Weekly reports:

Sorry, Jonas Brothers groupies! In the March issue of Details magazine, Joe Jonas said he and his bandmates, brothers Kevin and Nick, have made “promises to ourselves and to God that we’ll stay pure till marriage.”
In fact, each New Jersey-bred heartthrob – their father is a minister – wears a unique purity ring: Joe, 18, sports a silver band adorned with a cross; Kevin, 20, brandishes a tiffany ring; while Nick, 15, revealed, “I got mine made at Disney World.”
Are they sincere? Michelle Boros, program diretor of XM Radio’s 20 on 20 (who has worked with the single singers) believes so. “Knowing them and their beliefs, it’s the real deal,” she tells Us….

Adds Details

[T]he teen-pop trio who stand, at this very moment, on the brink of hugeness – wear the metal bands on their fingers to symbolize, as Joe puts it, “promises to ourselves and to God that we’ll stay pure till marriage.”…

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While Nick concedes that “screaming girls are awesome,” he insists that “we always kind of stand for being a role model and trying to make a difference, and I think this” – meaning the decision to wear the purity rings – “is just one of our ways of kind of like being different than everybody else out there.”
Think about that: Three guys in their hormonal prime – three healthy, handsome gents whose very job is to be besieged by swooning, text-messaging maidens who are finally old enough to attend concerts on their own – have committed themselves, publicly, to a policy of monastic celibacy.
At the very same time, movies like Superbad and The 40-Year-Old Virgin are imprinting on a new generation the joyously raunchy mythology of losin’ it…. [T]his manifesto of squeaky-cleanness runs… flagrantly counter to the rock-and-roll ethos….

And then there is Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough, who reveals the same pledge, as reported by ET:

… Juliane… opens up in the upcoming edition of CosmoGIRL! about trying to fit in in Hollywood, her love life and how she is still a virgin.

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“I want to be with that special person,” she tells the magazine…. “I think the decision to have sex before marriage is an individual one, but if you’re just with one person, it’s only for one good reason, and [waiting to have sex] will strengthen that relationship. I’m not trying to preach consequences here, but I think when you say no, down the line it will be a better decision.”
Julianne says she broke up with her fiancŤ last year because she was young and wanted to experience the Hollywood life, but now she admits she doesn’t know if she totally fits in.
“I tried to go out and mingle with people in the industry and date people, but I felt I was different than most of them,” she says. “I don’t drink, smoke or do drugs, so those things immediately separate me. It’s all very enticing, though.”
She says it’s her dad who helps keep her grounded. “My dad, whom I’m very close with, will text me, ‘Are you doing the right things, in the right place, at the right time?’ And it’s usually when I’m someplace I shouldn’t be. So I’ll call him and say, ‘Thanks, I needed to hear that.'”

What wonderful role models. We need to pray they stand strong. Note one commonality: fathers who are involved and positive role models.
[HT for Julianne story: reader Laura Loo; top Jonas Brothers photo courtesy of Celebrity News; 2nd JB photo courtesy of Details]

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