Sisters, could you imagine being married to your husband for several years and then, after his death, you discover he was your father? Well, believe it or not, this is what happened to Valerie Spruill. She allegedly claims, her uncle admitted to her that her late husband was indeed her father. She confirmed it was true by taking a DNA test. This strong black woman admits she thought about if her father knew she was his daughter, but she refuses to hate him, which is a good thing.
We cannot comprehend Valerie's story, simply because in 1998, he allegedly died at the age of 60. Now in 2012, she is sharing her story at 60 years old. So this means, he was actually 14 years old when he impregnated her mother? So, this would have made him just 14 years older than her? Yes, of course, we know boys and girls are sexually active, even back in the old days, but-this story is very awkward. The main thing is this, Valerie Spruill is able to move forward with her life, realizing that she did nothing wrong. We are smart enough to know, it could not have been just her uncle who knew about this family secret and this leads us to also acknowledge those whom knew should repent, because in a way, this could be sort of like rape, a daughter being married to her father for years and not being told she is his daughter. Possibly, this is why she has been physically ill, because of all the stress of dealing with this issue. However, she has been able to survive, all because she has faced the truth and been able not to blame herself.
Furthermore, please realize God allowed Valerie to endure this emotional distress, so she could help many other women whom feel guilty after being involved with incest, whether they knew or not they were related to their lover.
We think Valerie Spruill is a very courageous black woman and her courage will help a lot of women of all races, those whom knew or did not know they were in an incestuous relationship. According to CNN.com, Spruill allegedly stated, faith helped get her through two strokes and a diabetic coma that kept her in intensive care for 11 days. So you see black women, whether you intentionally are a survivor of incest or not, God still loves you. Do you realize God has healed this woman, because He loves her. You must take this story for courage in your own life and love yourself, no matter who does not understand or judge you.
Are any of our sisters out there incest survivors? Whether you knew you were in a relationship with a family member or not, Jesus loves you and He wants to deliver you. God wants to set you totally free. If you discovered late you were sleeping with a relative or knew from the very beginning, you may feel guilty, but sisters, you have to forgive yourself and move on. If this is you, you would you like to be saved? God loves you so much and will accept you, just as you are. He does not hold your past against you like mankind. If this is you, please rush to our Salvation page, now. God bless you and stay strong in Him.
Secret revealed: Ohio woman unknowingly married father
(CNN) -- It was a dark secret. The kind that destroys lives, devastates families and decimates faith.
Nobody shared it with Valerie Spruill while her husband was alive. For years after his death, she heard bits of the story. It was something about an absentee father, something about her husband.
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