Five Minutes With Helen Baylor
Singer Helen Baylor, 47, was singing professionally by age 12, and by
high school, she was sharing the stage with such music legends as B.B.
King, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder. She?s won two Dove Awards,
been nominated for four Grammys, and most recently, was nominated for
several Stellar Awards for her album Helen Baylor Live: The
Testimony Continues. But behind her successful career, Helen?s
struggled personally. Several years ago, Helen and her husband of 18
years, James, were 6 days away from signing divorce papers when they
decided to stick it out?no matter what. Here?s why.
What made you keep your commitment?
When my marriage fell apart, I didn?t know what to do. Some people
told me I should divorce James and move on. But I knew that wasn?t God?s
plan. So I started really reading the Bible and realized I had to
forgive?and decide to make our relationship work, with God?s help.
But it didn?t happen overnight.
Oh, no. We didn?t instantly get back together. It took another two
months to work through our hurts and build trust.
How?s your marriage now?
We communicate with each other! We laugh and have fun like never
before. If we hadn?t gone through the hard things we did, we wouldn?t
be where we are today.
What do you like most about yourself?
My willingness to say, "Hey, I messed up. I?m sorry." And I
have to say that a lot!
Reprinted by permission, Today?s Christian Woman.