September 7, 2012 by The ReadyWriter
Vanessa Long filed for divorce from embattled preacher Eddie Long on Dec. 1, 2011. Less than 24 hours later, she retracted her petition for divorce, leaving many to wonder why she stayed?
In a tearful speech to the women of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church over the weekend, Vanessa Long explained why she stayed with a man who was accused of molesting teenage boys in his church.
“I was in a middle of a storm, and I got off the ship,” Mrs. Long said. “As much as I love my husband… I couldn’t take another minute pretending that I was okay.”
Mrs. Long said she felt like she failed the people who needed her the most — the women of the church. “After all, you felt the storm, too, and yet you stood,” she told church members.
“I realized that the best thing that I could do was to let you see me as a woman just like you,” she said as the audience erupted with applause. How else were the women/members at New Birth seeing her? As less than a woman?
I’m not married but I know wedding vows are for “better or for worse” but within common sense and rational reasoning. Vanessa Long is showing the women in her church that it’s ok to remain in a dysfunctional marriage, loveless and aligned in deceit. How sad, how very sad.
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