A bride in America has taken the unusual step of confirming her purity to her father in the form of a doctor signed, framed certificate.
Brelyn Bowman, as she is now known, performed an incredibly formal and well documented handover in front of her wedding reception guests.
Her father, a pastor, is now the proud owner of a piece of paper which states his daughter’s ‘hymen is intact’.
Still enjoying my amazing honeymoon, but just saw this! Only the beginning! Thanks for all your support on social media over the last couple of days! We will continue to push & celebrate our decision. Thank you for helping us push a positive message! If one person has made a decision to wait until marriage or decide to stop & wait we have done our job! Let's make Jesus famous! -Mrs. B #meetthebowmans #purity #livingmybestdays
The certificate itself reads:
“On the 10th of May 2006, I, Brelyn Freeman, made a vow to glorify God in my body and spirit which are God’s because I have been bought with a price (Jesus).Advertisement
I have kept this commitment and present this certificate to my father Dr Michael A. Freeman to show how I have honoured God and my earthly father in my body by maintaining my purity and that my hymen is intact on this 10th day of October 2015.”
It also included the following bible passage from Corinthians 6:20.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”.
You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.”Advertisement
What a peculiar thing to feel the need to do in front of all your guests.
To each their own on the no sex before marriage front, but nobody needs imagery of hymens intact or otherwise when they are sitting down to a slap up meal.
And as far as making Jesus famous, he hasn’t done too badly over the past 2000 years without this bride’s help.