Every day we feature the beloved “Strawberry Letter” franchise that is so popular on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” heard nationwide. Send in your letters and Shirley Strawberry will dish out the necessary advice. Today’s topic: The Preacher’s Wife Dear Steve, I am writing because I am cheating on my husband, a preacher. He’s 34 years old and has been preaching for 3 years; he has been pastoring for 7 months and we’ve been married for 4 years plus, he has a son from a previous relationship. I am 32 with no children. In the 1st year of our marriage (before he started preaching) he was abusive both physically & verbally, it felt like he was trying to destroy me. One night he physically hurt me. He punched me in my face, because he thought I was cheating on him. I left him for almost a month during the time and I stayed with another man, which my husband doesn’t know about) who was and still is a good friend of mine as well as with family. I didn’t press charges or anything for that incident because I felt he could do better and both of us are well known in this area. We got back together… we were counseled by a pastor & a marriage counselor and things have been going fine. Meanwhile ( in the last 4 months) I’ve started seeing the guy I stayed with when I left my husband. My husband use to always say I was cheating on him and I never did but now I am and I want to be with the new guy!? I don’t like my husband anymore and it shows in my face most of the time, even when he is preaching. Also, being a preacher doesn’t save you. He’s still stupid. Signed, The Preacher’s Wife
- “Strawberry Letters” are letters sent from fans of the “Steve Harvey Morning Show” and therefore do not express the sentiments of ESSENCE Magazine or ESSENCE.com. As these are fan letters, we have left them as close to their original form as possible.
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