Together, Ted and Gayle Haggard grew a small church in Colorado Springs to the 14,000-member congregation, New Life Church. On November 2, 2006, a sex scandal involving Ted rocked their community, forcing them into dark days. In Why I Stayed, Gayle shares her thoughts, emotions, and how faith and family support brought forgiveness and healing to their relationship. Her book paints a picture of what is needed in our world of sinful people - hope, love, grace, and restoration. Paperback.
On November 2, 2006, Gayle Haggards life changed forever. That was the day that her husband, Ted Haggard, founder of the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs and the President of the NAE, confessed to her the truth. In Why I Stayed, Gayle walks us through the choices she made in her darkest hours. On the day and in the months ahead, everything in her life was at stakewhat she believed, the husband she thought she knew, and the church community she had worked tirelessly to establish with her husband and friends in the basement of their home more than two decades ago. Out of this crucible in her life, Gayle has discovered a newfound passion for the central message of the Biblethe liberating message of forgiveness and love. Why I Stayed is a must-read. It paints a picture of what less-than-perfect people, across this nation and all over the world, desperately needa community of family and faith that offers healing love and a path to restoration.