'Miracle': Lysa TerKeurst reconciles with husband

Women’s ministry leader Lysa TerKeurst renewed her wedding vows to her husband Art after his infidelity and substance abuse.
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WAXHAW, N.C. (BP) -- Proverbs 31 Ministries President Lysa Terkeurst is proclaiming God a miracle worker after she reconciled with her husband, whom she said was repeatedly unfaithful and abused substances.

She and husband Art renewed their vows near their home in Waxhaw, N.C., but details of the ceremony were not disclosed.

"On an unusually sunny Tuesday in December, we dressed up a bit and whispered healing words, heartfelt prayers, and holy vows," she posted on social media platforms after the Dec. 11 event. "A million prayers. A miracle answer. A marriage restored."

Terkeurst continued her ministry after announcing her separation in June, 2017. A breast cancer diagnosis followed in October, 2017, with a double mastectomy the next month. The prolific women's ministry speaker and writer partnered in September with LifeWay Christian Stores to sell her Proverbs 31 offerings, with mini boutiques at select LifeWay locations.

"Never doubt we serve a God who still does miracles," she wrote days after the renewal ceremony. "In the middle of the work He did from the devastation in my marriage, nothing looked like I hoped and everything felt impossible.

"But all the while when I saw nothing, God was doing something," she wrote. "And in His way and His timing, new life came. … God does some of His best work in the unseen."

Signs of their reconciliation were evident as recently as Father's Day 2018, when she posted a photo of her and her husband with their children on Facebook, wishing Art a happy day. "The way you have pursued the Lord, healing, and us … is evidence of God's supernatural grace and goodness," she wrote July 15.

The post signaled a change from the previous year, when she announced at lysaterkeurst.com that her marriage had failed.

The New York Times' bestselling author's latest bestseller, "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered," released in November.

Diana Chandler is Baptist Press' general assignment writer/editor. BP reports on missions, ministry and witness advanced through the Cooperative Program and on news related to Southern Baptists' concerns nationally and globally.
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