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“I refuse to not stand in the sun. I refuse to feel shame. I refuse to believe the lies and evil that flood my comments. I am standing firm in believing that maybe God wants to use a mess like me to point to His goodness and grace. But dang, it’s hard,” Hannah wrote.
She continued, “The amount of hate I and the men on this journey with me receive…it’s chilling to know so many people want to spread hurt so recklessly. We all fall short of the glory of God…we just happen to do it on national television. I’ve realized that a lot of the things that Satan uses to hurt me, come in the form of many of your comments— he uses a grain of truth to steer to evil lies. “You’re not enough, you’re dirty, you’re dumb, you’re immature, you’re not worthy…”. It’s upsetting to get messages from Christians telling me I give Christians a bad name. I’ve lived my life for the world to see and judge and absolutely, I’m hot mess on a stick, I blew it a few times…but I refuse to believe I give Christians a bad name. I’m an imperfect human. Who is yes, also a Christian. And God has a master plan for all the failures I continue to learn and grow from to work out for good, and for his glory. ⠀
She concluded with a thank you for her supporters and fans.
“Thank you to those who continue to support me and my guys as we open our hearts to each other, and in turn…you! We appreciate you and your kindness! ♥️,” she said.
The post comes after the most recent episode where Hannah chose to go naked bungee jumping with one of her suitors, Garrett. After hearing the news, another suitor, Luke Parker, decided to confront Hannah about her actions, saying it pissed him off.
“It’s just because I know that your body is a temple and honestly, like, I’m just thinking of you holding him bare-skinned and I’m just thinking in my mind like…it really pissed me off. I mean, it really frustrated me,” Luke said.
Hannah had a great response for Luke and those who criticized.
“I had a choice, what I wanted to do,” Hannah said to Luke P. “And I know where my heart was in it, and it wasn’t in a sexual way. It was in an experience that I wanted to have for myself.”
And after reflecting on Luke’s words, Hannah had more to say.
“At this point it doesn’t matter. You’re not my husband, you don’t own my body, you don’t own me, it’s my body.”
BAM! Well said Hannah! You go girl.
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