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Many Christians believe in the idea that we should not have sex until we are married.True Love Waits promotes sexual purity not just in a physical way, but also in a cognitive, spiritual, and behavioral way.
Taking a virginity pledge is not going to be the cure-all for premarital sex or unwanted pregnancies.
There are a number of studies that show abstinence programs can work to reduce the percentage of teens having premarital sex.
A 2004 Heritage Foundation study showed that girls who took abstinence pledges were 40 percent less likely to get pregnant before marriage.
Founded in 1993, the True Love Waits program is designed to promote abstinence among high school and college students.
It is an international program sponsored by Life Way Christian Resources, though it is lead in a grassroots way by participating youth.