The Internet loves to cause a 'stir, and the latest involves one pastor's daughter and her sweet pledge to her father since she was 13-years-old. Marlyand bride Brelyn Bowman chose to enter a covenant with her father and God that she would save herself until marriage. When, on her October 10 wedding, she upheld that vow, she wanted to show her father in a meaningful way. Enter: The "Certificate of Purity," signed by her doctor to prove that her hyman was, indeed, intact, that has left the web in a tizzy.
"I wanted to show him, 'Dad, I kept my word and this is what I did to show you.' It was my way to honor him," Bowman told Good Day DC, with her brand-new husband Tim Bowman Jr., by her side. He, too, remained a virgin until marriage.
Brelyn's dad, Dr. Mike Freedman, posted a photo of he and his daughter on her wedding day holding the "Certificate of Purity." He wrote alongside the photo: "Who knew that a pic like this would get so much negativity but a natural man will not understand things of the Spirit for they are foolishness to them!!! #meetthebowmans #readyourbible #prayingforyou"
To the haters, the newly-minted Bowman's want them to know that they just want people to respect their views. "There are people who have different view points and different ways of looking at it, and I'd like them to respect our views as I would their views," says Bowman Jr. "We just disagree."
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