Art Terkeurt’s Infidelity and Suffering: Lysa TerKeurst’s Daughter Writes Must-Read About Dad

In the Spring of 2019, Proverbs 31 Ministries leader Lysa TerKeurst shocked the Christian community with news that she had filed for divorce from her husband, Art Terkeurst, after nearly 25 years of marriage, due to his infidelity. She shared how they had been in counseling for nearly two years, but that he refused to repent and give up his affair, so she was finally seeking divorce. The shock in the Christian community was huge, but can you imagine how fierce and devastating the shock must have been to the TerKeurst’s own children when they found out about their dad’s affair? Lysa and Art Terkeurt’s daughter, Ashley TerKeurst Hodges, revealed just how devastating it was this week on a guest blog post for Sadie Robertson’s blog, Live Original.

Daughter of Lysa and Art TerKeurst Reveals Nightmare

In the article, entitled, When Good Goes Bad, Hodges details her past relationship with both her parents. Though she was close with both, she says, she and her dad Art “had a special bond. We are like twins. Everyone always told me I was the girl vision of my dad.” When she found out about his affair, she herself had been married only 4 months, and her happy world was rocked. She says her reaction was:

“There’s no way this is true.”

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“No, like you don’t understand… I know that’s not true… my dad would NEVER do that.”

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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