Tina Campbell, the other half of gospel group Mary Mary opened up to Ebony magazine in its June issue about infidelity in her marriage. She spoke about how her husband of 13 years had an affair for two years; how she first wanted to harm him and divorce him and then later learnt to forgive and how they worked things out.
Tina on discovering her husband was having an affair:
“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband…I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt. ”
A few days after the online publication, Tina posted the following message to her fans on her website asking for prayers.
Hi fans and friends,
It’s Tina. I hope all of you are well and I thank you for all the love and support you’ve shown my sister and I over the years.
Well, I’m actually writing you on behalf of my husband Teddy and I. I’m assuming that many of you have seen or heard about our article in Ebony that discussed the challenges of overcoming infidelity in our marriage. Well since the article, the challenges have worsened. My hope turned into hopelessness & despair and I became unwilling to forgive and fight, until God showed me myself.
My husband’s struggle, was with sexual immorality BUT I have struggled with anger, rage, unforgiveness, pride, just to name a few, for over 2 decades. The devil wanted to use strongholds that took hold of our lives in our childhood, to remain and destroy us as adults. So now instead of being mad at each other we’re mad at the devil and we’re ready to fight.
Today we began a 30 day fast (May 24th-June 22nd) for complete deliverance & restoration. If u are able to, please fast and/or pray daily that God would answer our prayers and give us a deeper love & commitment to him and to each other. We believe he still works miracles and he can give us the greatest marriage we could have ever imagined. We can pray alone BUT your prayers will certainly help.
Some Scriptures To Target Your Prayer
2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”
Thanks in advance. Talk to you in 30 days.
Tina and Teddy got married in 2000 and have four children together.
I think it’s really brave for anyone who’s going through this sort of situation to open up to the world and share their story and most of all, ask for help. Cheating is a huge deal in any relationship and it HURTS like hell. If you’ve ever been cheated on, you would know what I’m talking about.
I believe strongly that there is a strong reason why Tina and Teddy need people to pray for them. Let’s all join in and say a word of prayer for these two and believe that God will help them overcome this challenging period.