FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – When Southwestern Seminary professor of student ministry Richard Ross created True Love Waits (TLW) with Jimmy Hester in 1994, they never imagined the international impact it would have. Now 20 years later, a new documentary created by LifeWay Christian Resources explores that impact while also addressing the successes and criticisms of the movement.

The documentary “True Love Waits: The Complicated Struggle for Sexual Purity” tells the history of the movement and includes interviews with Ross, Hester and others. The film also presents the real-life struggles for sexual purity experienced by some of the teenagers who made TLW commitments as well as the heart behind the curriculum’s relaunch, which was written by Clayton King.

Customers will be able to download the documentary and DVD pre-orders will be available Feb. 15 at

Read more about TLW’s original launch and 20-year history here, and read more about the documentary on Baptist Press.