Mr. Art TerKeurst and His Wife Lysa TerKeurst Are Getting a Divorce After 29 Years. According to Lysa TerKeurst, She Has Done All She Could to Save Her 29 Year Marriage. Mr. Art TerKeurst, if Your Wife Lysa TerKeurst Is Telling the Truth About You Being a Serial Adulterer, Even Though She Has Not Mentioned the Word Adultery, Then You’re Done, Son, and We Can’t Even Help You. However, God Can. And if What She Is Saying About You Is True and She Is Innocent and Did Her Part, Then This Is Very, Very Sad News Because What Both of You Have Built and What Both of You Have Done for Your Own Children and Also for Two Black Children That You Lovingly Adopted Is Monumental, And We Were Hoping Both of You Would Stay Together for Your Beautiful Children’s and Grandchildren’s Sake, but if You Are a Serial Adulterer Than That Will Not Work. You Both Had One of the Most Beautiful Christian Families in the History of the Church, so This Is a Crying Shame. Nobody Had It Better Than You, but What Happens With This Sometimes Is Hubris. Men Like You and Men Like King David Can Have It All From God, And Then They Become Proud and Think They Can Have Everything Else Too. Mr. TerKeurst, We Would Love to Hear What You Have to Say About This Awful Situation and What You Have to Say for Yourself. We’ll Be Praying for Both of You. – BCNN1 Editors
From Lysa TerKeurst:
This year looked very different than I thought it would. It’s been a year of waiting, listening to God, grieving, and taking some time off to process and heal.
As many of you know, three years ago, Art and I renewed our marriage vows after a painful separation. It has crushed my heart to know he has broken those vows.
Over the past several years, I have fought really hard to not just save my marriage, but to survive the devastation of what consistent deception of one spouse does to the other. It’s brutal and heart crushing to constantly fear the hurtful choices of someone you love. I’ve had to learn the hard way there’s a big difference between mistakes (which we all make) and chosen patterns of behavior that dishonor God and the biblical covenant of marriage.
I now believe the wisest (and hardest) choice I can make is to stop fighting to save my marriage of 29 years and, instead, accept reality.
While there is clear biblical justification for my decision to end this marriage, I am choosing to hold most of the details private out of respect for our children and grandchildren, and to give space and privacy for my family and me to continue to heal.
It’s hard to face a future that looks nothing like what I desperately and constantly prayed it would look like.
I don’t like this reality, but the truth is, relationship restoration doesn’t always work. I’ve cried and grieved over this and waited years hoping this wouldn’t be our story. But even when restoration doesn’t work, forgiveness always does.
I’ve never been more grateful for the healing redemption God has done in my heart through the power of forgiveness. Bitterness and resentment could be eating me alive. But, miraculously, that’s not where I’m at. With time, prayer, and lots of counseling, my heart is healing.
Sometimes the culmination of all our efforts and the answer to our prayers is that God restores us in relationships. And sometimes He rescues us out of relationships. I don’t understand why circumstances sometimes go the way my story is now going. But I’m standing firm in my faith and trusting God with every step. My family and I treasure your prayers and your compassion. See less