Ted HaggardTed Haggard, out of the news for three years since he left his megachurch in disgrace, is back in the news. He had originally been caught up in a scandal involving drug use and a male prostitute. His wife appeared on “The Today Show” on Wednesday, and said he no longer has “gay compulsions.”

Gayle Haggard was appearing on “Today” to promote her new book, “Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour,” about her experiences in the matter. She told Meredith Vieira,
“Our relationship is better than it’s ever been. Going over this mountain together has given me the marriage that I’ve always longed for.”

Gayle Haggard added that Ted has told her, early in their marriage, of one gay experience he had.

“At that point, I was ignorant of the gravity. I felt as though we all struggle in different areas of our life, and certainly in our sexuality, so I was willing to forgive him. That was painful at that time. He had gone to a counselor … I felt as though the problem was pretty much solved. […]

“Through the years, what I’ve discovered is that it would reemerge in Ted’s life from time to time, but he didn’t tell me about it. When I would ask him, he would say it was no longer a problem, since it was something he was ashamed of and trying to hide.”

Finally, she stated that therapy has help him overcome his “compulsions.” As she said, “he no longer has those compulsions. “

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