Kirk Franklin is revealing how much a troubled marriage can impact people's ministry.
"When men in ministry fail in their marriages, it will in no doubt affect the way they feel about God's marriage to them.....," the head of Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA wrote on Twitter. "If they can't trust us, they will struggle with if they can trust HIM."
The famous gospel music composer, recording artist and record executive has offered his insight concerning marriage for some time. Although he has succeeded in marriage for over two decades, Kirk and his wife Tammy Franklin have been transparent about the times they have struggled with one another.
Last month, Tammy revealed how counseling has helped the couple in their marriage.
"I think that as a culture we kind of shy away from counseling and therapy but it's important. It says that you love each other enough, love yourself enough to get the help that you need," Tammy said on "Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell" last month. "And so we've done counseling it has saved our marriage.We pray together and I'm not only his wife, but I'm his girlfriend."
Other than therapy, Tammy spoke about the importance of not forgetting that the root of their relationship stems from friendship.
"When you have a girlfriend and y'all are at odds with each other it just [doesn't] feel right, it just hurts you. But sometimes we're not like that with our spouses," Tammy said. "But if you have a friend in your spouse, then my heart aches when we get into it. I'm like, 'ok I'm ready to talk through this, let's get back.'"
Last year, Kirk was transparent about one of the fights he and Tammy were able to work through early in their marriage.
"Twenty years ago me and Tammy (bad grammar) had the worst fight at this very spot. Married for just a couple of months we had a fight right here as soon as we landed," he captioned an Instagram image of the pair at Newark Liberty International Airport. "Being the hot headed fool I was, I bought her a plane ticket and told her to go back home while I headed to my performance... Such a fool."
Looking back, Franklin realizes how his actions affected his wife.
"It hurt her, like it should have....to be so easily sent away. See, I was a runner when I was younger, I'd push you away out of fear of you leaving on your own," he admitted. "Tammy tolerated way more than she should have. I sat in that airport and cried like baby, delaying the concert."
Franklin admitted that he begged his wife for forgiveness, which in turn made him realize her patience and how that shaped their relationship.
"... Thank God she did. Never did that again, and now look at us! A patient (not foolish) woman can change a man's narrative," he wrote. "Give him a chance or two to grow up, but don't make a sequel out of it. Glad that scene of the movie is over!"