Lakita Garth - CPC Keynote Speaker * San Diego OnlyLakita earned a Bachelor's of Science degree from the USC as well as an Honorary Doctorate degree from Aspen Theological Seminary.Lakita is a board member of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse, Urban Ministries International Inc., the Christian Film and Television Commission, and is a board member/trainer for Strategic Life Training (SLT), an organization which equips leaders domestically and internationally to practically serve all areas of society.
If there was an official figurehead of the Christian purity movement, it would probably be Lakita Garth.
Born in 1969, Lakita grew up in San Bernardino, California, one of the most dangerous cities to live in the United States.
Her parents raised her and her four brothers in a very old-school way.
They believed in an abstinent lifestyle.
The strength of Lakita's extended family played a huge role in shaping her strong resolve to wait.
Despite her strong faith, Lakita did not grow up in the church-she admits that as a child she simply refused to go.
After her father died of cancer, her mother was left with the responsibility of raising Lakita and her four older brothers, with the help of Lakita's grandfather.
Lakita's grandmother passed away 5 years before her father died.
Her grandfather used get up while it was still dark and visit her grave.
One afternoon, Lakita was visiting her grandfather's house and her grandfather said something that stuck with her for the rest of her life: "I don't know anything about any other woman and I don't want to, because Ada was the stuff.
Lakita says from that moment on she wanted what her grandparents had.
"I wanted to be like them and wait until I got married before I had sex."
Lakita finally made a commitment to Christ at age 17, and says she decided right then that she would live by Isaiah 54:5: "For thy Maker is thine husband" (NKJV).
She recalls, "I asked myself, 'If God is really my Husband, then why am I flirting with some guy?' God even knows what I'm thinking!"
Adulthood and Accomplishments
Picture of Lakita Garth and her husband, Jeff Wright
Lakita says her standard to not kiss is not one she imposes on others.
"There is nothing wrong with kissing.
I chose this standard because of my public stand for abstinence," she says.
Age 36: Jeffrey and Lakita kissed for the first time on their wedding day.
Present: Lakita Continues to advocate for abstinence and speaks to hundreds of thousands of young people across the U.S. and the world every year.
She's a recipient of the National Patrick Henry Award - an award given to the person under thirty years of age for outstanding activism for youth.
Lakita's siblings are a doctor, lawyer, engineer, and a career naval serviceman.
She and her brothers used to call their mother "warden."
Lakita has served as board member of various organizations including Chairman of the Board of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse (NAC), a Film and Television Commission in Hollywood.
And is also a boar member and trainer for Strategic Life Training (SLT).
She earned her BS from USCin less than four years as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Aspen Theological Seminary.
Lakita Garth is a very rare person.
Her choice to abstain until marriage is, in some circles, admirable and I'm sure she feels a great deal of pride having denied her basic and natural instincts for so long.
However her choices are not right for everyone, sex until marriage needs to be taken on an individual basis, there is no right or wrong way for a person to explore and develop their sexuality.
Mrs. Garth needs to understand that her individual choices may not be right for everyone and accept that people have a personal freedom over their body instead of preaching shame and intolerance.
Shame on you, Lakita, you are out of touch, not only with your own body but with the modern adolescent.
Lakita Garth, you are an imbecile.
Lakita, do you have a newsletter?
Lakita does not know how to make a good logic based argument, she just raises her voice.
I remember when Lakita came and spoke at my church years & years ago when I was still a teenager.
She helped affirm my stand to wait for marriage.
God strengthen me to do so & He blessed me with a wonderful, caring, God fearing man of God and we have been married for 10 years now!
God bless you Lakita for living your life for Christ & taking a stand when it is not popular!
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