In a post to their Instagram Story, Amber, 39, shared a series of screenshots she had received, criticizing her. It including an accusation that Amber and Granger, 41, were replacing River — who died at the age of 3 after a tragic drowning accident in 2019 — with their newborn baby, Maverick Beckham.
“I never like to give these people more attention than they deserve, but it’s a reminder that we live in a dark world, where people judge one another, and say the most hurtful, cruel things,” Amber wrote.
“Please think before you type or speak your opinions,” Amber continued. “The Bible tells us that the tongue is a fire — James 3:6 The tongue is also a fire,(A) a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body,(B) sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and itself set on fire by hell.”
“Choose to be the light,” she wrote in another post. “And know who you are in Jesus Christ so when flaming darts come are way you are wearing the armor of God. Not today Satan.”
Amber, who also shares son Lincoln, 7, and daughter London, 9, with Beckham, posted a clip of herself holding her youngest son while swaying to “My Jesus” by Anne Wilson.
“He’s got daddy’s good hair,” she captioned the clip. “We worship away the dark and dance into the light.”
Amber and Granger told PEOPLE last year how they’ve been focusing on their Christian faith amid their loss of River.
“For me, that’s pretty much all I’ve had,” Granger said. “My brain is not capable of calculating that magnitude of a loss, and then I have to realize that I don’t have to. I can lean on a higher power for that and know that my little boy is in a better place.”
The two welcomed Maverick on Friday, Aug. 20. Their little boy arrived at 12:45 p.m. local time in Round Rock, Texas, at 20 inches long and weighing 7 lbs.
In May, the two shared in a video to their YouTube channel how they wanted their baby’s name to be a tribute to River.
“I really wanted Riv to be in the name, whatever name we picked, I wanted Riv to be a part of that name. We went back and forth — should we do middle name Kelly? Or should we do middle name River?” Amber said in the clip. “I wanted this baby to have his own identity, and I didn’t want him to be so tied to River. But I did want him to have a little piece of his brother in his name.”
Amber revealed at the time that Beckham “essentially means ‘home by the river.’ “
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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