In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, the Bible says to “Encourage one another and build each other, just are your doing”. Paul was talking to the church of Thessalonica. After he told them to stay sober, stay away from sin and the activities of the night before the first page turned to the next, he told them to “Encourage one another”. As those who know me well, I love MaryMary! Truth be told, with many others, I treated their ministry as a “bit watered-down” which was totally my opinion. But after watching their first season of Mary Mary, I saw something different…their hearts. They are indeed woman who in no way have it all together but just as their song “Walking” says, they’re “taking it one step at time”, as we all should. I ran across this heart felt letter on ilovemarymary.com from Tina & Teddy Campbell.
A Message From Tina Campbell
Los Angeles, CA –– 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.
Some Scriptures To Target Your 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.”
“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
Those of you on Twitter who want to show your support through prayer can use the hashtag #TeddyandTinaPrayers
I was heart broken to know that despite of their respected world-wide ministry, their marriage was under serious attack. By watching their marriage, it made me believe in love again. They loved their ministry/career but even more God, their husbands, children, family and themselves. I’m touch by Tina’s honesty to put her marriage out there and ask for fellow saints to pray for deliverance and restoration. I certainly will be praying alongside them. Will you?
Here’s my prayer:
Father, I lift up Tina & Teddy Campbell and their family in the name of Jesus. Father, I ask that may this season of wickedness concerning their marriage be brought to an immediate end. 1 Corinthians 7:27 says, “Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed.” Let all that has been programed by the evil one but nullified and void. Let the strong man behind this situation be exposed, embarrassed and put to shame. Let the voice of the storm in their marriage be silenced. Let the voice of the accuser be silenced. Let the voice of those who want to see Tina & Teddy’s marriage fail be silenced. It will never happen in the might name of Jesus. May their home become a fortress from the rain, the thunders of life and the desert of sin. Father, remember their children and may the prayers and worries of their children come up before you. Lord, your word reminds us that we should repeat your word back to you so Lord we declare and decree peace to Tina & Teddy’s marriage. We speak blessings! We speak that their home will be a happy home! We believe that what the enemy meant for evil, You will turn it for their good! May the God that answers by fire, answer this prayer. May the God who rescues those who can not rescue themselves answer this prayer. May the God who has YET to fail answer this prayer. This prayer is sealed in the blood of Jesus! Amen.
I will continue to pray for Tina, Teddy & their family. I believe in a God who can breathe life into lifeless situations.