Enjoy reading stories like these? Consider donating to Empowering Everyday Women Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We distribute inspiring free content worldwide to edify the faith of believers and share the gospel with the broken and hurting. Our staff also launches initiatives and campaigns to benefit those who are overlooked, misused, forgotten and in need.

Learn more about who we are and why you should give today.

You can save lives. Learn more about EEW's advocacy and efforts to bring awareness to the epidemic of Autoimmune diseases that affect 50 million people, mostly women, in the U.S. Learn more here.


Devotion: Take your eyes off your circumstances MORE

Thinking too small? The word can help with that MORE5 scriptures to help you strengthen & exercise your faith  MOREGod is not a genie MOREDistracted by this crazy world? Stay focused! MORE 7 ways to receive divine revelation MOREBeing phony for social media likes? MOREThis Means War! How to fight against fear  MORE7 ways to be more confident in your calling MORE5 things not to do in the wilderness MOREIncrease your confidence in your God-give talents MORE5 ways to successfully practice abstinence MORE


Are life's detours slowing you down? Walk with Dr. Tony Evans through the life of Joseph and discover why and how God uses these unpredictable byways to bring about his blessing and reveal his plan for you. 

Dianna Hobbs is founder of Empowering Everyday Women Ministries. Her Facebook inspirations inspire thousands within  the Body of Christ daily. To read what she has to say and be inspired, head on over to her Facebook page by CLICKING RIGHT HERE. 

Got News Tips? Our award-winning editorial team wants the buzz. Send it to buzz[at]eewmagazine[dot]com!

Join thousands within our faith community who receive inspiration from Dianna Hobbs’ “Your Daily Cup of Inspiration” podcast! LISTEN HERE

David & Tamela shatter records

Tasha's charity performance [WATCH]

Fantasia returns to gospel roots

T.D. Jakes' preaching tips

EEW President miraculously healed

Tasha cobs weds

Travis Greene wins big at Stellars

Rape epidemic in South Sudan

CeCe's new tour

Missing black girls crisis

Stellars Founder's announcement

Fred's new indie film

Author's new tour

Kierra talks her prayer life

Yvonne Orji promotes abstinence

Bishop blesses LA men

Famine declared in South Sudan

EEW Founder gets big support

Pakistani Christians persecuted

Priscilla Shirer donates Bibles

Christianity's exploding here

5 autoimmune disease facts

Gospel DJ's support St. Jude

Tragic end to life

Casey J's new single

4 stars for John Gray's OWN show

Lady Jakes inspires youth

Eddie Long's successor

Gospel singer says watch your online behavior

Christian charity forced out of India

Read our statement of belief HERE.

How to receive Christ MORE

Get to know Dianna Hobbs HERE.

« ‘Tis The Season: Get in the Christmas spirit with Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton’s rendition of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ [VIDEO] | Main | Buzzworthy: Remembering Joe Ligon, 'Preachers' star loses home, Christian coach's kindness campaign + Aleppo »

Tye Tribbett gets honest about marriage struggles as he celebrates 19 years with wife Shante'

After surviving the aftermath of infidelity Shante’ Tribbett and Tye Tribbett celebrate 19 years of marriage (Photo Credit: DrummItUp Photography)

Marriage is God-ordained, but it isn’t always easy. A popular gospel artist is dishing the truth on what it truly takes to win at love.

Article By LaDonna Austin // EEW Magazine Love & Marriage

Share After dual affairs nearly ended the high-profile Christian couple’s union, Tye Tribbett and his wife Shante’ Tribbett, whom he affectionately calls “My Taylah,” are triumphantly celebrating 19 years of marriage.

In a new Instagram post, amid the celebration, the GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel singer gets honest about the struggles of making a marriage work.

“Love is not just the butterflies in the belly, or skipping through the fields hand in hand, or blushing on the other line saying ‘no you hang up first’ nor is it the story book fantasy of ecstasy or a frenzy of poetic inspiration,” wrote the BET’s Joyful Noise host, 40.

Tribbett continued, “NO!!! Love is also a tough self-denying choice and commitment that's not always favorable to our emotions.”

Tye Tribbett and Shante’ Tribbett arrive at the 2016 Dove Awards at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on October 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Anna Webber/Getty)Both learned this lesson the hard way when, in 2009, the “He Turned It” songwriter had an affair with a woman from his choir, Greater Anointing — known as G.A. He said the indiscretion was with a young lady he and his wife had counseled. According to a 2010 Associated Press interview, he admitted, the relationship became “her and I more than the three of us. It got out of control.”

After his wife learned of Tribbett’s infidelity, she retaliated with a notorious affair of her own with Christian rapper Da T.R.U.T.H., real name, Emmanuel Lee Lambert, Jr.—Tribbett’s then friend and music collaborator.

Though the couple separated for a time, through forgiveness, counseling and time, they made it through the storm.

Tribbett, who views the restoration of his marriage through a spiritual lens, wrote on Instagram, “God loved us so that He ‘gave’ His son”—noting, that “gave involved DEATH by the way.”

Using the analogy of death, the celebrated artist who took a sabbatical after the personal failure added, “Love is bloody.....and I'm so glad to have a woman tough enough, strong enough and committed enough to keep choosing to love ME!”

The happy couple shares kisses at their 2016 anniversary dinner (Photo Credit: Shante' Tribbett Instagram)Tribbett doesn’t take their survival for granted, since he saw his parents’ marriage crumble over cheating. “I thought it was something that’ll never happen. I saw infidelity with my mom and dad who was a pastor, which made them split,” he revealed to AP. “I told myself that I would never do that. So when it happened in my marriage, it was like ‘Whoa.’ God broke down my self-righteousness, my pride.”

It is now with humility and gratefulness that Tribbett celebrates his bride. “I love you so much my Taylah (Shante')...you are the epitome of patience grace poise class and AUTHENTICITY!” he wrote, adding, “You've upgraded me in every way… and I'm so happy to celebrate 19 years married to you!”

For couples going through a rough patch, Tribbett said, “I will say it’s tough, but restoration is possible. God is able to restore your marriage and bring it back to life. I’m a witness to that.”

Congrats to the happy couple.

RELATED: Tye Tribbett honors cousin, slain drummer with free 'iHope' concert

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>