In 2009, I announced that I was taking an indefinite sabbatical from public ministry. My explanation was vague, but my sorrow was vivid. I know that many of you have questions and wonder what happened, and yet I also know that you have been faithful to pray for my family and me in the absence of details. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your prayers.
As God re-opened doors for me to return to ministry, I began receiving numerous emails inquiring about my name change. I respect and appreciate these inquiries as Scripture urges believers to examine everything carefully (I Thessalonians 5:21-22), to be discerning between truth and error, right and wrong (Romans 12:2), and to test and approve biblical teaching (1 John 4:1). Therefore, it is with a grateful and humble heart that I offer you a clear explanation without unbeneficial details.
After eighteen years of marriage, shocking truths were brought to my attention in January of 2009. God revealed that my husband had been living a complete double life. There was a pattern of adultery, deceit, and unspeakably harmful actions that were brought to light. My heart was shattered into a million pieces and my life completely unraveled. I immediately stepped down from public ministry and came under the authority of my dad and also my pastor.
After an emotionally painful year of acceptance and grieving, I submitted to godly counsel and our marriage ended. Thankfully, our gracious God brought light into darkness, and has continued the journey of healing in our hearts.
The first two years were spent putting the pieces of my life back together. Then God brought Ronnie Hubbard and his two sons into our lives. I married Ronnie on April 23, 2011. We chose Easter weekend for our wedding as it represented new life and new beginnings. Ronnie legally adopted my daughter, Alex, in May of 2012. My son, Wesley, was nineteen at the time, which exceeded the age of adoption, but Ronnie and Wesley have bonded as father and son at heart, even in the absence of paperwork. What a blessing Ronnie is to my family! Ronnie and I stand together with thanksgiving and praise to our faithful, loving Father who continues to bring beauty from ashes.
To God be the Glory,
If you'd like to know more about my story, I shared about all of this for the first time publicly in Episode 1 "How It All Began (Part 1)" on the Parenting with Ginger Hubbard podcast. Praise be to God for the great things he has done!