“Duck Dynasty” reality TV stars Phil and Kay Robertson, the patriarch and matriarch of the down-to-earth, fun-loving family who has won America’s hearts, recently opened up to share the touching story of how Phil reluctantly came to Christ.
In a video for I Am Second, the husband and wife talked about their early, turbulent years as a teen couple trying to find their way as Phil eventually got on the straight and narrow after a run-in with the law.
During his college years Phil Robertson was a self-described “bone to be chewed.” His wife, Marsha (Miss Kay), said the young couple came from very humble beginnings.
“Phil started school and we were so poor,” said Miss Kay. “So in love, but so poor … So we were basically two kids with a kid.”
Phil began to drink and eventually his habit worsened, said Miss Kay. He had even begun to abuse pills. “It was scary to me. It was just all new to me, the whole thing.”
When a Bible-toting stranger walked into Phil’s bar one day, the visitor was unceremoniously showed the door. “He wanted to introduce me to Jesus,” said Phil. “I ran him away.”
After being involved in an unrelated bar brawl, Phil “hid out” in the woods from authorities, abandoning Miss Kay and their sons for months — an experience that brought him to rock bottom.
“You’re all alone. No hope. Miserable. That’s when I began to serious[ly] contemplate: ‘Is there a way out of all this?'” Desperately searching for answers, at Miss Kay’s suggestion, Phil met with the man he had once kicked out of the bar for trying to evangelize.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post