Surrender, repent, submit, confess and believe only.
That is what Tina Campbell, one half of the award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary advises. It is her recipe for wholeness after infidelity.
The reality star, who has already begun taping the sixth season of WE tv’s “Mary Mary”—the very television program that documented her rocky marital transition—posed a question to her 500,000 Instagram followers. She asked, “Is it possible to fully forgive infidelity and really be happily married to the same person again?”
To that, the multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning “Destiny” singer answered skeptics, “Absolutely!” Then she offered biblical encouragement.
“God gave us an example of how to fix interpersonal relations through Jesus who forgave all of our sins. Only love covers a multitude of sin. We show that love through forgiveness,” wrote Campbell, 43, who co-hosts a web series with her hubby on YouTube called, “10 Minutes with Teddy and Tina.”
“We have to question our Christianity if we are not willing to do for others, what Jesus did for us. If we’ve fully believed and received the forgiveness and love of Jesus, we must allow ourselves to be empowered by it, so we can give it away,” she added.
Forgiveness came hard for the famous wife after her marriage was completely shattered by the multiple extramarital affairs of her percussionist husband. The story first made headlines in the June 2013 issue of EBONY magazine. The news stunned the faith-based sector of society. Then, her subsequent violent, bitter, rage-filled response to the betrayal, which played out on WE tv, had many thinking the pair would never make it through.
But they did through fasting, prayer, Christian counseling and the word of God.
Now they are counseling other husbands and wives struggling to repair the damage done to their union by the sin of adultery. Their newfound joy didn’t happen automatically, however. They are only human and hurt like everyone else.
“Yes our reality is real, yes it happened, and yes it hurts, but at what point do we stop having faith in what the devil did and put our faith in what God can do?” Campbell challenged readers of the post.
“We have to ask God to give us His perspective of our spouse, for eyes to see who He created, not what sin created. We have to surrender, entirely, because when we do, He’ll fix, heal, transform, and resurrect anything,” she said.
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine – Priscilla Johnson