2010 Shows

Popular televangelists Marcus and Joni Lamb are the founders of DayStar Television Network, the fastest-growing Christian network in the country. Recently, scandal erupted after the couple chose to reveal on their program that Marcus had an affair. This difficult decision came after they say people close to them threatened to reveal the infidelity unless they were paid $7.5 million. Marcus and Joni share why their marriage is now stronger than ever. Plus, learn how to move forward after infidelity and make your marriage stronger than before.

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: kansasgrl on Nov 20, 2014, 10:57AM
I am appalled by the statement made on this episode that "at least it was with a Christian woman and not a transvestite". Then that man/therapist went on to say how he had worked with other men who had cheated with "hookers, other men or even transvestites, poor guy".  These comments were ignorant, racist and offensive iin my opinion. My ex-husband cheated on me with another man. So mmy situation should be worse because it was with the same sex than that minister who cheated on his wife because it was a Christian woman? No, cheating is cheating. No matter who it was with. I was disappointed in Dr Phil for not addressing such an ignorant statement.
Replied By: jengirl2014 on Nov 20, 2014, 10:54AM - In reply to clkeck05
I'm so glad I wasn't the only person that felt that way. I was very unhappy with that comment and found it completely inappropriate.
Replied By: hutch47 on Mar 14, 2014, 11:31AM - In reply to islawson
Yes, he's a con man professionally and personally
Replied By: hutch47 on Mar 14, 2014, 11:23AM
The husband is only full of regretful because he got caught. He will do this again. He's a con man...in the ministry and to his wife. I dont buy it for one second.
Replied By: gonzsha on Jul 11, 2011, 4:53PM
My husband is also a Minister who cheated on me. I found by snooping in his computer because I felt
There was something wrong. I had asked him several times, and he denied it each time until the day I found a sex video that he made for someone else. He then admitted to me that he has had several affairs, both physical and emotionally for the past 6 years or more. I still can not get over the feeling that he won't do it again. I felt hurt, alone, and abandoned by my husband whom my family thinks is the best thing in the world. I have not told anyone, because of his position in e church and the disappointment it would cause in the family. I feel alone, but now I know that there are other wives of ministers that know how I feel. This came to light last September, but I am still not over it. He tells me that I need to move on, that he won't do that anymore, but I heard that from him once before when I caught him texting another girl. How do I get over this? Does it ever feel better? I hate the feeling of mistrust that I have towards him....
Replied By: islawson on Jul 11, 2011, 1:35PM
Our personal Marriage would not survive a scandal...so NO I would not stand beside my spouse.
Replied By: ruthien7 on Jul 11, 2011, 7:43AM
Why is it so difficult for the ministers caught in same sex scandels to admit to themselves that they are more than likely homosexual or at least, bi-sexual. 
They always say that it is just a sex addiction brought on my pornography.  I am afraid that they will always remain closeted and not be their authenic selves until they admit that they are attracted to the same sex. 
Replied By: motherof4_1979 on Apr 25, 2011, 7:48AM
I feel for Joni and Marcus. I genuinely hope that they make it though this.
I do not know them personally, however, I do know one of their daystar singers, Cindy Murdock.  I used to attend church with her when she was married to John Price.  He was my pastor for several years, but is now in prison for rape.  It seems this is a big problem in the ministry.  It makes me not trust anyone. 
Replied By: poikilotherm on Apr 7, 2011, 3:35AM
The minister had said you don't realise the ramifications in the moment.

As he did not fess up and was protective of his computer as the wife became suspicious we would have to assume the affair was over some time and not just a moment.

A moment is a moment so what I ponder is why did Dr Phil not ask the tough question of this man of faith. "Why did you continue this deception for so long when you are so well aquainted to what a sin is"?
Replied By: marvawilliams on Jan 10, 2011, 2:01PM
Dr. Phil Show - 12/09 Scandal in the Ministry I feel if this show, "Scandal in the Ministry - Marcus Lamb, co-founder of the fastest-growing Christian network in the country, Daystar Television, opened up about an affair he had", had been about people that were not celebrities, but average people, Dr. Phil would have been much harder on them in the interview process. I was offended by what Fred Kendall said, that "at least it was with a Christian woman and not a transvestite"! An affair is an affair!!! And , Dr. Phil, you should have called him on this. I'm very disappointed in Marcus Lamb, leader of one of Americas greatest Christian television networks that I personally support, having this affair; and in you, Dr. Phil, for not making the tough points to them that I believe you would have to someone else in a similar position who was not your "FRIENDS". 1 Timothy 3:1-7 Qualifications of Overseers – 1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
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