Irene Valenti Recommends Inspirational Story on Surfer Bethany Hamilton

By May 19, 2014valenti-news

FOX News recently sat down with surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack at age 13. Hamilton, now 24, describes in this interview how her faith in God helped her overcome her fears of getting back in the water and her decision to respect God and her body by saving herself for marriage.

“I think growing up I was blessed to have parents that stayed together, and have that husband and wife image of I want an awesome husband one day that will love and support me until I die,” she said. “And I also wanted to honor God with the way that I approached [marriage]. I definitely was patient and I didn’t mess around and [my husband is] the only guy I’ve ever kissed.” Hamilton said she is glad that she waited because the relationship she and her Christian youth minister husband share is “beautiful.”

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Hamilton hopes to inspire other young women to improve their spiritual and physical health in her new book “Body and Soul.”

“When I wrote ‘Body and Soul’ I didn’t want to make girls feel uncomfortable with themselves,” she explained. “I wanted them to feel loved and encourage to start making healthier choices in their daily life.”

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