Proverbs 31 Ministries Founder Lysa TerKeurst Shares the Moment She Knew Her Struggling Marriage Had ‘Turned a Corner’ and Gives Advice to Other Couples in Similar Situations

Proverbs 31 Ministries President Lysa TerKeurst reflected on the day she knew her struggling marriage had “turned a corner” and would survive and shared powerful advice for others in a similar situation.


In December, TerKeurst and her husband, Art, renewed their vows — one year after announcing they would be divorcing due to his ongoing infidelity and substance abuse.

In a recent Instagram post, the best-selling author shared a photo from the ceremony and identified the moment she knew “we had finally turned a corner in the long journey of healing.”

“[One] day he whispered, ‘We must help others going through this. We must let God bring good from our story.’ And I knew,” she wrote. “He wanted to lead the way for us to find purpose in our pain. And something about that honest humility gave my heart a soft place to land.”

“Dear hurting one, we see you,” she continued. “We hear you. We read your comments. You are not invisible to us. Both… those who feel abandoned. And those who are trying to figure out restoration. We know the deep nuances of your pain. And as God leads, we are committed to inviting you into what we’ve learned, what we know, and how to find the help you need to move forward.”

“Make no mistake the light dancing in our eyes is not just a joy for us,” she added. “It’s a wildfire, a battle cry, a high calling to help you…fueling something to come.”

TerKeurst first announced her separation in June 2017 and said she would be pursuing a divorce following “the worst kind of betrayal.” Though she tried to save her marriage for years, she said her husband continued to abuse substances, be unfaithful and refused to be honest. That same year, she underwent a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis.

During a recent interview with The Christian Post, TerKeurst shared how God has been steadily restoring her broken marriage. She admitted that the process of restoration has been “so, so hard,” but said it’s a journey “we want to do.”

“We want to give it the necessary time so that trust can be rebuilt, and trust takes an incredible amount of time,” she said.

TerKeurst told CP that through her struggles, she’s learned that with God, there’s “always a meanwhile.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett