On Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor,” fan-favorite Madison Prewett secured a one-on-one date with bachelor Peter Weber. Prewett disclosed to Weber the importance of not only family, but her true devotion to Christ and her faith.
“Faith is more than just this passed-down thing to me, it’s literally my whole life and all of who I am. I want, in a marriage, someone who also has that relationship with the Lord and loves that about me and wants to raise a family in that way. And I do want to know that we’re able to be on the same page with that and push each other in that way and grow in that way together,” Prewett said.
Prewett explained how her father, Chad Prewett, director of operations for Auburn University’s basketball team, lead her family through their faith. She expects the same from her future spouse.
“I look up to my dad so much, and I’ve said I wanted someone who will remind me of my dad, somebody who embodies the same qualities and characteristics. I’ve watched the way my dad has loved my mom and loved my family and the way that he has such a strong relationship with the Lord is the way he’s able to love our family so well,” Prewett continued.
ABC conveniently cut Prewett’s spiritual confession. Nonetheless, it only made Weber more infatuated with her. In fact, he said her faith inspires him and admitted he was falling in love with her.
In ABC’s preview for next week’s episode, Prewett claims she is saving sex for marriage, but has not disclosed the information to Weber.
“Peter doesn’t know that I’m saving myself for marriage,” Prewett said.
The preview flashes forward in the season showing Prewett explain how Weber sleeping with another contestant would be difficult for her.
“If he sleeps with anybody else, it’s gonna be hard for me to continue to move forward,” Prewett said.
The Bachelor franchise has featured Christians and virgins in years past. The previous Bachelor, Colton Underwood’s season was built solely around Underwood losing his virginity. The previous Bachelorette, Hannah Brown’s season emphasized her alleged faith when she claimed “Jesus still loves [her]” for sleeping with several contestants.
So far, Prewett is a different kind of Christian — she’s a practicing Christian. She reads the words in the Bible and embodies them in the way she conducts her life. While previous so-called Christians and lying virgins dominated Bachelor culture in the past, a true believer in the final-four of the Weber’s season showcases how a strong woman of faith can affect mainstream culture.
We can only hope Prewett holds strong to her convictions as the final episodes roll out in the upcoming weeks.