Denise and Alan Jackson
The country star Alan Jackson strayed from his wife, Denise. This is a sad beginning to an all too common story. The Jacksons, however, wrote a new ending by righting the course of their marriage.
The two Jacksons married young and had a seemingly fairytale marriage before Alan was ever a star. Once his career took off, though, things became strained between Denise and Alan. In 1997, they separated after 18 years of marriage. Instead of letting separation turn into divorce as so many celebrity couples do, the Jacksons went through intense therapy and reconciled the following year.
Denise credits God with saving her marriage. “God took our mess and made something wonderful out of it,” she said. “It took us going through that to finally have the kind of relationship we both always wanted.” The pain of betrayal and separation led Denise not only to a new relationship with her husband, but also changed her relationship with God. She describes her new relationship with God as a “new, passionate love relationship.” Alan and Denise Jackson ended up renewing their marriage vows and now have a steady, solid marriage.