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Lysa TerKeurst Finally Makes Public the Decision to Divorce from Husband after 29 Years of Marriage

    Lysa TerKeurst Divorce : The founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries, and best-selling Christian author Lysa TerKeurst  on Saturday the 1st day of January announced that she and her husband, Art, will be divorcing after 29 years of marriage.

    Speaking on the intending divorce, Lysa stated  thus ”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,” The 52 years old Lysa TerKeurst on Saturday took to Facebook to write

    ”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.”

    TerKeurst, Proverbs 31 Ministries founder and author of several New York Times bestselling books, including It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way and Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, initially intended to divorce Art in 2017 over infidelity and struggles with addiction.

    As provided by The Christian Post, the couple renewed their vows the following year to restore their marriage. However, in her recent post, TerKeurst lamented that her husband “has broken their 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,” she wrote. “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.”

    As a result, TerKeurst now believes that “the wisest (and hardest) choice I can make is to stop fighting to save my marriage of 29 years and, instead, accept reality.”

    “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,” she asserted.

    TerKeurst, a mother of 5 and grandmother of 3, also expressed gratitude to God for the “healing redemption” in her 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,” she continued.

    “Sometimes the culmination of all our efforts and the answer to our prayers is that God restores us in relationships,” TerKeurst wrote in closing. “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

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