‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Wife Reveals Her Painful History of Infidelity and Sexual Abuse as a Child [Video]

It takes a truly evil person to shatter a child’s life through molestation and it takes a lifetime to get over it, if they ever do. The fact that Al and Lisa Robertson found their way to God and forgave each other is nothing short of a miracle. They have been through the ringer. Many women who have had an abortion feel ashamed and it haunts them the rest of their lives. Infidelity is rampant in our society as well. What Lisa did was wrong, but that she has overcome this and has stayed with her husband and strengthened the love they have for each other, is a point that is truly admirable and shows a true Christian spirit. Now, they are sharing their pain and struggle in a new book: “A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption,” in the hope that it will help others get through the darkness, just as they did.


Lisa Robertson speaks on The Glenn Beck Program Jan. 21, 2015. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

From TheBlaze:

When most people think of the hit A&E show “Duck Dynasty,” they think of a wholesome, entertaining family with God-fearing values that sticks together. But Lisa Robertson, the wife of Al Robertson, revealed on Wednesday that she and her husband have had to overcome extraordinarily painful circumstances to get where they are today.

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“From about the age of seven, I was sexually molested until I was 14,” Lisa said on The Glenn Beck Program. “And I think that was what triggered the bad thoughts and how I related to men, and thought of myself.”

Lisa said the abuse stopped on the day of her grandfather’s funeral, because “for whatever reason, I was strong enough to say, ‘No more. It won’t happen again. And if you ever pursue me again, I’ll tell my dad.’”

“I knew that my dad would kill him, is really the reason why I never told my dad,” she explained. “I didn’t want him to be in prison.”

Lisa started dating Al, the beardless Robertson brother, when she was 15 and he was 17. He didn’t know at the time that she had been abused, and looking back, he said he “piled on” by saying taking advantage of her and saying, “Hey, if you love me, you’ll do this.”

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But the relationship didn’t last, and she got pregnant at age 16 with someone else’s baby. Lisa has spoken bout how she terminated the pregnancy, and said Wednesday it was the “worst mistake” she has ever made.

“I took a life. That should not be my choice,” she said. “I have forgiven myself. I have found redemption through Christ. But there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it, and the child I could have had.”

When Al committed himself to a relationship with Christ, the two got back together and he said they started on a “new path.” Five years later they got married, but Lisa had an “emotional affair” with one of the members of the church where Al was ministering.

The two swept it under the rug as a close call, and believe their decision not to confront their many issues is what ultimately led to a lengthy physical affair Lisa had 14 years into their marriage.

“When we had been married 14 years, Lisa had an affair that lasted 14 months with a guy locally,” Al said. “She didn’t tell me. And this is what got us to, finally, the breaking point.”

Lisa said that when they finally sought help and went to a counselor, “the very first time we sat down with her it was almost like a burden was lifted.”

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The Robertsons say they are sharing some of the pain from their past in their new book “A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption” in the hope that their story will help others.

This takes true faith, love and courage to do. I’m sure it was a very, very hard journey for both of them. The whole family seems wonderful and honest. After they found a way to forgive each other, their lives began to heal and blossom. Today, their love and faith is apparent. Al is a pastor and puts in long hours – he’s the beardless brother of Duck Dynasty. This is one family America relates to and adores. I am thankful that Lisa and Al have come through the fire and are now helping others.

“I think our problem is a spiritual one. Where there is no Jesus, evil always reigns.” – Phil Robertson

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