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BACHELOR’s Madison Prewett Cites Faith as the Foundation of Marriage to Grant Trout

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BACHELOR’s Madison Prewett Cites Faith as the Foundation of Marriage to Grant Trout

By Movieguide® Contributor

BACHELOR alum Madison Prewett and her fiance Grant Troutt are getting ready to tie the knot. Part of those preparations? Premarital couples counseling. 

Prewett explained to People that it “felt like we were supposed to do it.”

“It did take us a minute to figure out what that exactly looked like,” she explained. “We didn’t know if we wanted the pastor who is marrying us to do it, or if we wanted to go to an actual counselor, or if we wanted to go to someone at our church. That was the part where we had to discuss, but we were actually on the same page about wanting that beforehand.”

Prewett continued, “Early on, we were just kind of like, ‘Okay, what does it look like to get premarital guidance?’ We just started discussing that, and we landed on going to an actual counselor.”

Prewett and Troutt’s faith is “the foundation” of their relationship and the couple’s counselor is also “a person of faith.”

“That’s been helpful to be able to talk about our faith and our beliefs and have that be a large part of the conversation,” Prewett explained. “She’s a licensed counselor, and so it brings also the practical side of things, whereas I feel like if we would’ve just gone through a church, we would’ve maybe missed some of that.”

“I’m really thankful for how we actually ended up landing on going to an actual counselor,” she concluded. “And I think we’ve done two sessions so far. I think we have five or six more, so fingers crossed that it keeps going well.”

The couple just tied the knot this month.

“It’s like heaven knew I needed you,” Prewett captioned shots of the special day. 

Movieguide® previously reported on the importance of faith in Prewett’s life:

Madison Prewett shared that her time on the reality TV show THE BACHELOR tested her faith and ultimately gave her more understanding of her spiritual journey.

The 24-year-old was Peter Weber’s runner-up on Season 24 of the ABC dating show. After Weber broke off his engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss, he confessed his love for Prewett on the “After the Final Rose” special.

Unfortunately, Weber’s family did not endorse the relationship, and the couple parted ways.

Prewett said that her time on the reality TV show showed her the importance of a solid foundation and encouraged her to have confidence in her identity in Christ.

“I would say that two of the biggest things that I learned from my time on the show is just how to stay true to yourself, no matter what environment or situation that you’re in,” Prewett said. “I think we live in a world where a lot of people if you don’t know who you are, others will try and tell you who you are. It’s really important for you to be rooted and grounded and stay true no matter what’s thrown your way. I had that tested to the highest degree [on the show].”

Prewett added: “And secondly, I’m a part of something bigger than myself. This life isn’t just about me and what I can get and what I can take from it, but rather what can I give and how can I make a difference and how can I add value? [The Bachelor] changed a lot for me and really brought a lot of things into perspective.”

Despite the roller coaster of emotions, the Alabama native said the experience strengthened her faith.

“Faith isn’t so much predicated on feeling or on circumstance… I think when we choose to believe in something bigger than ourselves, we’re choosing to believe that component of life right through the highs and lows of life,” Prewett told Fox News while promoting her participation in the World Vision Gift catalog.

“For me, even the low moments, it doesn’t shake that foundation,” Prewett said. “It just inspires me more. And so for me, during [the pandemic], it’s really brought a lot into perspective… the things that matter, the things that I want to be spending my time on.”

Prewett continued: “We’re not promised tomorrow. There’s no guarantee of what this all is going to look like tomorrow or a year from now and so without any guarantee, how can I make today matter and how can I give back and add value to those people around me?”