Well-loved Bible teacher and president of the women’s ministry Proverbs 31, Lysa TerKeurst, announced this week that she is pursuing a divorce from her husband of 25 years.
The decision comes after what TerKeurst calls the “hardest battle” of her adult life, trying to save their marriage.
“My husband, life partner and father of my children, Art TerKeurst, has been repeatedly unfaithful to me with a woman he met online, bringing an end to our marriage of almost 25 years. For the past couple of years, his life has sadly been defined by his affection for this other woman and substance abuse. I don’t share this to harm or embarrass him, but to help explain why I have decided to separate from him and pursue a divorce. God has now revealed to me that I have done all I can do and I must release him to the Savior,” TerKeurst wrote on her blog.
TerKeurst reiterated how seriously she takes marriage, revealing that she and Art made repeated attempts at counseling.
“But sadly, though I have repeatedly forgiven and accepted him back, he has continued to abuse substances, be unfaithful, and refused to be truthful to me and our family,” TerKeurst wrote.
Through it all, TerKeurst says the Lord has been faithful and has now made it clear to her that she has done all she can do.
“I am brokenhearted beyond what I can express. But I am more committed than ever to trusting God, His promises, and His plans, whatever they…Read More