It’s no secret–gospel singer Tina Campbell (of Mary Mary) and her husband, Teddy, have had their share of marital issues. In a recent interview with EBONY magazine, Tina shared that her husband had been unfaithful to her in the past:
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.
And it appears that the two are still working on their marriage, openly sharing their struggles with the world. Tina recently wrote a message on Mary Mary’s web site, asking folk to pray for their marriage:
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, Im 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.
She continues her message, suggesting scriptures for 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.”
James 5:16. “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 & Teddy
Well I’ll say this, it takes a lot of courage to open up to the world about such a sensitive and personal subject. P.S. Do you think sharing their story was harmful or helpful to their marriage?