The “irretrievably broken” marriage between Eddie and Vanessa Long is apparently not over yet. According to official DeKalb County court filings, Vanessa Long has called off plans to divorce Bishop Eddie Long. It is well known that the high profile Atlanta pastor has been accused of homosexual coercion of former male members of his New Birth congregation. But Mrs. Long is not ready to walk away, although the state of the couple’s relationship is unclear.
One of Bishop Eddie Long’s lawyers, Lawrence Cooper, confirmed that Vanessa Long had asked that the divorce petition be dismissed. But Cooper stopped short of saying the Longs were reunited according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Last year, it was revealed that the two had already been separated before any official divorce petition was filed. But neither is ready to call it quits for good.
Perhaps the two would benefit from couples counseling from a trusted source. Otherwise, it would be difficult to imagine them overcoming the huge issues that have caused such an upheaval in their union.
This is a dizzying story to cover with all the flip-flopping, but let's just pray for the Long family through this confusing time in their marriage.
And before anyone is quick to judge and say Vanessa Long should dump him right away, read Matthew 18:21-22 NIV: "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?' Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'"