Another preacher is in trouble, this time with his wife

Vanessa Long wife of Eddie Long files for divorce.


Ok, first she did. Then she didn’t. Now she does again.

We’re talking about Vanessa Long, the wife of embattled Bishop Eddie Long, who on Friday filed for divorce, then announced that she was stopping the petition and now we’re back full circle to her saying that she will go through with the divorce after all. Geez, it’s enough to make your head spin.

In a statement issued late Friday, Mrs. Long’s attorney says “she has determined that dismissal of her divorce petition is not appropriate at this time.”

Earlier Friday, a few hours after she made it public she divorcing Bishop Long, she said in a statement released New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, that she loves her husband and planned to withdraw her petition.

By the way, according to the divorce petition filed Thursday in DeKalb Superior Court, the couple is “currently living in a bona fide state of separation.”

The split comes more than a year after allegations that Eddie Long used his lavish lifestyle and position of spiritual authority to lure four young men into sexual relationships. Long settled the cases but has never admitted to any wrongdoing.


  1. I agree with Jason. Looking back, and not too far too, I’ve come to realise that where I have gotten into troubles and still bearing the consequence as well as my family for my indescretions is when I was only saying my grace at meal-times and before bed-times and after waking. My life was lived very superficially and hence the profound problems and distress. I am not now out of the woods, but there is a secret to lifei.e.,prayer.

    I advise Christians to imitate Jesus who spent much of his waking moments in prayer;in fact, the record reveals that he spent very often “whole nights in prayer.” he lived what He prayed. Let us be challenged to live out what we asked of Him. He truly answers those prayers.

    I agree that many of our pastors are professionals, career- oriented and does not truly pray. Try to pray before you committ a wrong; and if you do you have not truly prayed because prayer attracts strong angelic forces who ministers on our behalf defeating the enemy. Then, it is not only prayer but after we pray we MUST surrender our wills to Jesus. That’s where we are truly defeated. Many of these pastors pray but does not know that an unsurrendered will equals disaster.

    I leave you with a pastoral counsel from the Apostle Paul in Romans 6:11 “Reckon yourselves dead unto SIN” for you have been crucified with Christ (Gal. 5:20). Let us pray then that God will have His children pray but we must surrender our wills to Him. If you are a police and you ask the bandit to surrender, he drops his gun, lifts his hands to the sky and falls upon his knees, will you shoot him? So it is with the Bishop and all of us if we should surrender you save your life and live in freedom. Bless yal

  2. Too many of these preachers are not truly God focused or Jesus centred or men who actually pray. They study the bible or scripture and write a nice powerful sermon — they can speak well — but its all sawdust in their mouths because they are not what they preach. Its business. Its fame and power. Its income. They are religious professionals and Jesus would have nothing to do with them.
    A minister needs to be sincere and humble of heart.
    A man who prays alot.
    If you pray everyday and I mean really pray you are far less likely to get into spiritual trouble. Your marriage should be strong your family life good too and your sex life would be proper and your ministry as one of Jesus’ men would be exemplary. Satan cant easily get at ya if you are truly faithful to God and have a deep on-going evolving interior relationship with him.
    But, Jesus said it best, “By their fruits you shall know them”.

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