Forgiveness is a major theme in the lives of the Robertson family, especially for oldest brother, Al. When his wife, Lisa, had an extramarital affair with another man, he was forced to make a hard choice; take the advice of his family and leave her, or forgive her and repair the marriage.
He chose to forgive her and now the pair have been married for 30 years.
In an interview with BREATHEcast, Al expounded on the topic of forgiveness. “It’s one of those things that you like to say because you know you have to, you read that verse that says, ‘if you can’t forgive your brother then how do you expect God to…’ so you say well all right, ‘I gotta do it’,” Robertson said. “One of those things that I discovered, in terms of our marriage is that forgiveness has more opportunity to be received and given in family and marriage then any other place.”
Al talks candidly about his wife’s infidelity in the couple’s new book, ‘A New Season.’ He isn’t spared from the controversy either, opening up about his past drug and alcohol abuse in the memoir.
Al and Lisa have been through a lot, but they haven’t let it ruin them. A Christian preacher, Al obviously walks the walk. Share this story if you’re a Duck Dynasty fan!