Wife of Kinda Famous TV Preacher Guy Committed Multiple Affairs
Yes, and Christians like to keep up with the stereotype that SINGLE women are harlots who have the sex drives of randy rabbits. Meanwhile, I’m a single woman who is 40ish, has never had sex, but this MARRIED Christian woman of a TV preacher had “multiple affairs,” LOLOLOLOLOL!
It ain’t the UN-married who are screwing around, it’s the MARRIED couples.
I think they have children, too, if I am not mistaken. Recall the other Christian trope that is used to discriminate against unmarried and childless women: that parenthood supposedly makes a person more godly.
Another Christian mythos is destroyed here, too, because this preacher said he and his wife did NOT have sex with each other before marriage. You see, it is commonly implied in Christian teaching that if one stays a virgin before marriage, that God will not only send you a great spouse, but that the sex you two have after marriage will be awesome and regular. In his marriage, apparently not, LOLOLOLOLOL.
By the way, I doubt it was “secular feminism” that caused this Christian married woman to a preacher to have numerous affairs.
- BY NICOLA MENZIE , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
October 14, 2013|4:33 pm
Pastor Ron Carpenter of Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, S.C., held a “family discussion” instead of a normal church service on Sunday as he informed his congregation in a heart-wrenching confession that his wife had committed adultery multiple times over the past 10 years and was under psychiatric observation.
“As I am speaking to you right now, my wife Hope, has voluntarily checked into a one-year rehabilitation clinic and she is in isolation and she is under psychiatric evaluation at this moment,” Carpenter revealed. “I’ve been on the phone with therapists until deep into the night last night, and the therapist told me that it was the worse case they had ever seen. That is the severity of this moment and this issue.”
He shared in a shaky voice with thousands at the service and countless others watching online that he had lost 12 pounds in the last four days and had barely been eating or sleeping, and called that Sunday the worst day of his life in 45 years.
As Carpener spoke, members of the congregation intermittently rose to their feet and applauded him in a show of support, while others could be seen wiping their eyes during his difficult message.
The minister, who had informed church visitors and those watching the livestream of the Sunday service that they could excuse themselves because he was about to get into something heavy, said neither he nor the doctors know what exactly is plaguing his wife. Carpenter, who has been married for 23 years and has three children, told the congregation that his wife, Hope Hilley Carpenter, was sick and did not need anyone’s “wrath.”
Carpenter shared that for the past decade his wife’s behavior had radically changed, putting him through what he cast as a harrowing and agonizing ordeal.
“For the last 10 years, I have been masking a situation that has absolutely almost destroyed me,” he said. “In 2004, the date we dedicated this facility, Easter Sunday 2004, I left here to find a very different woman than I had ever met.”
Explaining that he had courted and dated wife in a “pure, holy, sex-free relationship for three and a half years before we got married,” Carpenter said he had impressed upon her during that time the challenges and scrutiny they would face as a couple in Christian ministry. He went on to describe their marriage as a “fairy tale” from 1990 to 2004, saying he could not even remember he and his wife having any arguments.
“I don’t know what happened,” a distraught Carpenter told his equally distraught congregation. “I went home to a person that for the next 10 years I did not marry and I have not known.”
Calling his wife’s behavior “erratic, reckless, nonsensical, (and) destructive,” Carpenter told his flock that he “sat through two years of grueling therapy with her to no avail” and that the situation continued to grow worse. It got even worse, he said, when his wife confessed in 2010 that she had been carrying on an extra-marital relationship for the past five years.
… Emphasizing that he was committed to his kids one day having a mother “that is whole and that is well,” the pastor said he was sparing no expense in affording his wife the best care, but that he would not be seeking to restore their marriage or restore her to ministry.
(Link): Ron Carpenter’s Confession of Wife’s Illness, Adultery Prompts Prayers, Debate Over Privacy
Oct 20, 2013 update:
(Link): Pastor Ron Carpenter Addresses His Confession of Wife’s Adultery; 40 Pastors, Including Steven Furtick, Joined Him at Church
January 2014 update:
(Link): Pastor Ron Carpenter and Wife, Hope Carpenter, to Reconcile Marriage With Help of Bishop TD Jakes
- Redemption World Outreach Center Leader Gives Update After Revealing in October Wife’s Adultery, ‘Sickness’
Update 2, Jan. 2014:
(Link): Still Qualified to Lead? Rev. Ron Carpenter, Mired in Marital Woes, Refuses to Quit Pulpit (article); Churches Hypocritical in Barring Celibate Singles from Leadership/Preaching but Allowing Married Pastors With Sin to Continue
Update 3, Feb. 2014:
(Link): Pastor Confesses his Wife’s Adultery, Mental Illness to Church
(Link): After Multiple Affairs, Pastor Ron Carpenter’s Wife Seeks Psychiatric Treatment
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