The world witnessed the unraveling of Tina Campbell's sanity when her father died and her husband admitted to multiple infidelities on the WE tv hit reality television show "Mary Mary." Now that filming has begun for season five, the gospel singer and author refuses to compromise her faith by representing drama.
"I'm contractually committed, yet I want to reflect my God even with these executives and behind the scenes people," Campbell told JET magazine. "I'm not compromising my faith by no stretch of the imagination."
The 41-year-old mother of five built a career as one half of the gospel music duo Mary Mary along with her sister Erica Campbell, who also serves as her reality television co-star. While Tina is the more outspoken of the sisters, she admits that this season is harder for her to film because of her decision to release negativity in her life.
"I'm not what TV likes. TV likes drama and I have a very big personality, [and] I think TV likes that kind of person, but, they're looking for fear and problems," Tina told JET magazine. "I ain't that. So it's challenging for me at times. They've got to be creative when they're taping my life and things."
The singer has publicly documented her decision to forgive her husband, Teddy Campbell, for sexual infidelities and they have even renewed their vows. After engaging in a number of interviews, taking to social media, creating an album and devotional book about overcoming marital strains, Tina is ready to document the results of forgiveness on her show.
"All we're doing is literally showing people what the process of forgiveness looks like — not just in marriage but in everything in our life," she told JET.
The singer was previously very candid about the state of depression she was in and shared it with people during her live presentation of her new projects called "An Evening With Tina Campbell" that turned into a tour.
"I've been saved all my life and a representative of the Gospel could get so low that I wanted to die, kill my children, kill my husband and kill everybody, and go out with a bang, because life was that bad. But that's exactly where I was in 2013, and God alone saved my life," she said in a video preview posted on the Yahoo! Music Instagram page.
Campbell has been open about sharing her testimony in order to help encourage others.
"Part of my testimony, my willingness to speak about the difficult times, comes from the joy I have in the knowledge that it was God who saved me," she previously wrote on the Yahoo! Music Instagram page. "I want to let those feeling as low as I once did know that if He brought me through, He will bring you through! #OnlyJesusDidIt"
Although Tina did not initially intend to create a solo album or book, she previously spoke to The Christian Post about her reason for doing so.
"I went through my challenges that I went through last year with infidelity. In the process of writing journals to God, I ended up writing a book that I didn't know I was writing," she previously told CP. "Once I finished, God started downloading all of this music into me and I knew that God gave it to me to give it away."