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Bride presents 'proof of virginity' to father on wedding day

A bride who saved herself for marriage dances with her father on her wedding day. (Source:Brelyn Bowman/Instagram) A bride who saved herself for marriage dances with her father on her wedding day. (Source:Brelyn Bowman/Instagram)

(RNN) - One woman took saving herself for marriage to another level, and presented her father with a certificate of purity on her wedding day.

 At age 13, Breyln Freeman promised her father, Dr. Mike Freeman, who is a pastor, that she would remain pure until marriage.

In honor of her promise, Breyln Freeman and her now husband Timothy Brown decided to make that commitment together.

The young 20-something couple had their picture-perfect wedding on Oct. 10, and their story has been widely shared on social media.

Breyln posted on Instagram, “Dancing with my first love! I was able to present a certificate of purity to him signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact. Also the covenant he gave me when I was 13. When you honor God, your life will automatically honor others! I love you daddy.”

Many people who commented on Breyln’s post supported her decision, while others couldn’t believe she chose to get a certificate and share the information online.

"I love what you promote. Celibacy until marriage. But I wish your message was educational as well. Though not common, your hymen can tear without it being penetrated during sexual intercourse. Just an FYI," one commenter wrote.

Another commenter wrote, “The problem is placing that type of information online. That should have been something private.”

Dr. Mike Freeman posted a pic with his daughter and questioned how they could receive such a negative response.

“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!!!” he wrote.

The newlyweds are now enjoying their honeymoon, but Breyln had a few more words to say.

She wrote, “Apparently some people on social media are trying to decide if they like or don’t like my commitment of waiting/presenting a certificate to my dad. I started to want to explain/go in depth then I looked to my right my husband is swimming in the pool. I looked ahead & saw the Indian Ocean. So while they’re deciding I’ll enjoy the promises of God for my life!”

The newlyweds also appeared on Good Day DC, where they talked about their commitment to each other, and the reactions they received. To watch the video click here.

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