Is famous evangelist Pat Robertson the best person to turn to for advice on a cheating husband? For better or worse, one person seemed to think so.
A woman going by the name of “Ivy” writes Robertson, “I’ve been trying to forgive my husband for cheating on me. We have gone to counseling, but I just can’t seem to forgive, nor can I trust. How do you let go of the anger? How do you trust again? God says to forgive, but it’s been so hard to do. I want to forgive, so we can get on with our lives.”
Robertson’s response on his daily “The 700 Club” show likely wasn’t what she was expecting. In his words, the husband was just being “a man.”
“Here’s the secret: Stop talking the cheating. He cheated on you! Well, he’s a man,” the famous evangelist says. “What you do is begin to focus on why you married him in the first place, on what he does good. Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat? Does he provide clothes for you to wear? Is he nice to the children? … Does he share with you stuff that’s going on? Is he handsome? What is it? Start focusing on those things, and in a sense you’ll fall in love with him all over again.”
He continues, “Recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit. What you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander. … Anywhere you turn around, there’s some solicitation to the senses to entice a man. So what you have to do is say, ‘My husband was captured, and I want to get him free.'”
Thanks for the sage advice, Mr. Robertson.