Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy are celebrating 21 years of marriage and while it may look like the perfect marriage, the Franklins admit that it took many years of prayer and even counseling to get to where they are today.
“I think that as a culture we kind of shy away from counseling and therapy but it’s important. It says that you love each other enough, love yourself enough to get the help that you need,” said Tammy. “And so we’ve done counseling; it has saved our marriage. We pray together and I’m not only his wife, but I’m his girlfriend.”
Kirk Franklin says that while his marriage is now solid, it was the baggage that he brought into it that nearly crushed it.
“I had old habits I developed before I understood that salvation and sanctification were two different things and took some old hurtful habits into my marriage: promiscuity, a carnal approach to putting the past behind me, childhood addictions of pornography,” Franklin wrote. “Of course, my wife’s shoulders were not built for my unhealthy past. I almost crushed her in the beginning of our marriage, because one woman cannot keep up the performance of several. God never intended her to.”