Christian Bride Gives Pastor Dad “Certificate of Purity” at Wedding to Prove She’s Still a Virgin October 21, 2015

Christian Bride Gives Pastor Dad “Certificate of Purity” at Wedding to Prove She’s Still a Virgin

Of all the memories you might create on your wedding day, I’ll admit this one never crossed my mind. Then again, I’m also not a conservative Christian obsessed with “purity”…

A Maryland bride gave her dad a “certificate of purity” to prove to him that her “hymen was still intact.” It was signed by a doctor, implying that she actually had one inspect her to verify all this. (Was her word not good enough?)


Brelyn Bowman wanted to show her dad, a prominent pastor in Maryland, that she was still a virgin before she said “I do” to her longtime boy toy at a lavish ceremony Oct. 10 that included more than 3,500 people.

To make her innocence official, Bowman took matters into her own hands.

“I was able to present a certificate of purity to [my dad] signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact,” Bowman wrote on her Instagram page along with a photo of her first dance with her old man at the wedding.

It’s like that classic poem about what a bride needs to have at her wedding:

Something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
some blue balls.

I guess it makes sense: To Christians like them, a woman’s virginity is her most prized possession. Advanced degree? Great career? Those things are meaningless if you’ve ever fooled around.

No word yet on where Bowman’s mother keeps her certificate.

But remind me never to step into the pastor’s office. I don’t want to know what’s hanging on his walls.

(Thanks to DeAngela for the link)

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