Some good friends of mine are putting on the 2nd annual White Rose Ball here in Birmingham on February 22nd from 6 – 11 PM at the Vestavia Country Club. I am excited to be taking both of my girls to this year’s event and, if you are in and around the Birmingham area, hope you can join us as well.
As one who struggled with pornography and sex addiction for years, I was definitely not engaged in the fight to protect my children in the area of purity. In reality, my behavior and what I had opened myself up to had a profound impact on my ability to lead and to protect my family. The shame that surrounded my addiction made it very difficult to engage the hearts of my daughters at any significant level. Frankly, I felt as if I had forfeited the right to talk to them at all about purity.
As grateful as we are for the reconciliation that God has brought about in our relationship, Melody and I realize that our children still bear the wounds from where our story has taken us. I was out of the home for six long years and still am playing catch up as it relates to pursuing the hearts of my children.
Which is why I am so excited about this event. This ball is an opportunity for fathers to make a commitment to be men of purity not only in action, but in thought and emotion as well. Our daughters and our wives bear the image of God uniquely and each of them longs to know that they are lovely…that they are beautiful…and that they are worth being pursued. As Father’s, we are uniquely positioned to help our daughters answer this fundamental question one way or the other. The White Rose Ball provides fathers with an opportunity to answer their daughters’ question with a resounding “YES” as we celebrate their beauty and femininity.
Take a few minutes and watch this promotional video from last year’s ball:
Click HERE to register for this exciting event! Hope to see you there!