February 11, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a world of rampant promiscuity, infidelity, divorce, STDs and teen pregnancy, one group is hoping to rescue authentic romance from the grips of the sexual revolution. 

And what better day to do so than on Valentine’s Day?

Hundreds of schools across the United States and in over 30 countries have signed up to participate in this year’s Day of Purity on February 14.

The event is organized by Liberty Counsel, which says the day is “a call for youth of all ages to purity” before marriage, and fidelity within marriage.

Students are encouraged to wear white on February 14, to symbolize their support for the Day of Purity.

“While progressives seek to distort the differences between men and women, publically fund contraceptives and abortion, and elevate personal rights over marital responsibilities, Liberty Counsel and thousands of people around the world will recognize February 14, the Day of Purity, as a time to return to God’s plan for intimacy and oneness,” said Amber Haskew, Director of the Day of Purity.

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Research shows that sexually active teens are more likely to suffer with severe depression. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed drug in America. One in four of America's sexually active teens has a sexually transmitted disease. The cost of treating sexually transmitted diseases in the United States is $15.5 billion a year, funded largely by taxpayers.

The website for the Day of Purity provides a wide variety of research pointing to the mental and health benefits of purity, as well as advice for how to live purely in a world where chastity is frowned upon.

“The Day of Purity presents the opportunity for millions of youth to stand up for self-respect and purity,” said Liberty Counsel in a press release. “International interest has grown to 37 countries with people who have reached out in support of the Day of Purity. Thousands of youth and people of all ages from around the world will celebrate the tenth annual Day of Purity."