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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.
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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.
 
Replied By: marvawilliams on Jan 10, 2011, 1:54PM
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.
 
Replied By: jaspersleg on Dec 20, 2010, 12:20PM
Seriously? They said he had this emotional affair that LED to sin? The emotional fair WAS a sin!!! How can they believe that his decision to share his body with this woman's body was the only sin? He had already joined his heart to her heart while he was married. This, too, is a sin. I would much rather my husband have sex with another woman than to fall in love or have an "emotional affair" with her. This "pastor" abused his role and is a disgrace to all who watched him. He can pretend to cry (without a tear) and his wife can claim to have forgiven him, but it doesn't change the truth. He was a married pastor who cheated on his wife for many months, while leading another woman down a very destructive path...all while preaching in the name of a God he doesn't know.
 
Replied By: marianparoo on Dec 20, 2010, 3:07AM
....didn't defend this couple's marriage!!!!!
 
Replied By: jesusisreal123 on Dec 17, 2010, 3:15PM
How true. The hurt that preachers cause when they do wrong, does hurt alot alot. you are right by saying its," just a mistake" does not satisfy the pain caused. I hope that those who have been hurt realize that it was not God who did them wrong but a renagade preacher that went against the standard, even God Himself they went against to fulfill their own desire. you are right that we need to hold them accountable. not just for the salvation of others but for them also. 
 
Replied By: truthjustice on Dec 17, 2010, 2:26PM
We are all imperfect in an imperfect world. ... so are murderers, rapists and robbers! We forgive but does that mean we just brush it off and say. Oh we are all only human? No, sorry that is not good enough. He committed a crime of clergy sexual abuse and should be held accountable, and yes, it is a crime, there are a number (I think it is nine) states that consider this a criminal offense. This leader 'lead' a woman down the wrong path and ruined her life. There are good pastors out there, but pastors like this rob, murder and rape souls. If only people knew the damage this abuse does to a person spiritually you would not be so lenient. Many cannot even attend church any longer. He is no longer fit to lead. If there were actually some consequences like if you do this you will lose your position, bottom line. Zero tolerance. Then maybe they (pastors/preachers) would think twice. Remember Jesus when he overturned the money tables? Well He is the same Jesus today. "My house will be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers, the chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him." Mark 11:17,18 (Notice how the chief priests and teachers of the law, even back in Jesus day did not want to hear the truth.)
 
Replied By: jesusisreal123 on Dec 17, 2010, 9:02AM
People are in leadership for a reason, to lead . We should expect leadership in them that leader. Leaders should not act like the sheep event though they work among us and with us. We need leaders that can stand against temptation to show it can be down, our youth need it for sure. We read about  Joseph in the Bible, how he stood against temptation . We need  Josephs now today. I for one an still very sad over this and it upsets me . I am sad for them and for his staff. What must they feel? it is not that leaders do fall, its that so many have fallen and we dismiss it and it leads to more. Leadership is an honor given to someone and should be respected by those  in office, not disgraced. Yes it is go and right to repent and we should forgive. In so doing we should still show discipline so that those who follow will not commit the same wrongs but run from them. This keeps order in society. Discipline is not just for the workers but it also for the leaders. This is not a slam, it is a right principle. 
 
Replied By: rayeincalif on Dec 16, 2010, 7:56PM
I’ve been in church all my life and learned long ago imperfect people live in an imperfect world.  

It troubles me deeply when someone in ministry has failed in their Christ-like daily walk. I do not know Joni and Marcus, but I do know if an individual (in or out of ministry) does not communicate with the living God at least daily by reading scripture and fervently committing themselves to living a life worthy to be called a child of the King, then it gives the enemy a foothold.

Had Marcus and the ‘Christian’ woman involved been reading and obeying …say…Proverbs daily they would know to fear the Lord and turn from evil. Proverbs 5 speaks of having discernment when temptation arises – read verses 7-9 and see how this could have turned out so differently had Marcus obeyed scripture.

                I write this as an imperfect human being. After all…if everyone in today’s world was perfect then we wouldn’t be watching the Dr Phil show and that’s why we celebrate Jesus’ birth. Merry Christmas
 
Replied By: tammy123456 on Dec 16, 2010, 2:12PM - In reply to macorrye
You need to get the book called "Bounderies" it is a Christian book, very good. She cannot work for him, if she does, he cannot be with you, period, until she is gone, tell him that period. She cannot fire back at you anymore, she needs to be out of your life either through him or on your own and if she contacts you, call the police. Please get the book "Bounderies", I HAVE BEEN YOU 100%, I WAS YOU, I AM LIKE YOU, I WAS YOU!!! Leave this is in God's hands and leave him if he would not let her go at work and fire her. Another good thing to watch is "Peggy Sue gets married", he cheated on her and because she let him, she went back and did life over and someone told her "put that boy in his place" she did and he changed and if he did not change, then she did not need him and you don't either. I WAS YOU, ANGRY, BITTER, VENGEFUL, GOING VERY CRAZY THAT I WAS SCARED OF WHO I WAS AND WAS BECOMING, SPYING ON HIM, FINALLY TRIED TO KILL MYSELF, WENT AFTER THE WOMAN TO TALK TO THEM, ETC ETC, IT WAS CRAZY BEYOND BELIEF, when I tried to kill myself sitting in my car with the gas on listening to the Christian Radio Station, God said, " so you think I can't help you."  I said what and he said it again, I said yes and I ran from the car very happy and he helped me, he will help you too, pray to him ask God every possible way you can get loose from this, that is happening and find out why everything is happening, ask God to help you see everything and what needs to change in your marriage, in you and your husband.  SEEK GOD 100% AND PRAY 100% ABOUT WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED IN WISDOM, TELL GOD TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THIS DONE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, NO HOLDS BAR, LET GOD IN CHARGE 100%. IN JESUS NAME AND PRAY FOR THIS FOR YOU TOO, AMEN.
 
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