Unfortunately public figures have to make public statements about matters that are very private. It’s never comfortable to deal with private issues publicly, but from time to time it is wise and necessary to do so.
As I have previously said both publicly and privately, I am guilty of, and I continue to grieve, some decisions I’ve made, some things I’ve said, and people I’ve hurt throughout my entire life, but specifically in 2014 and 2015. I wish I could go back in time and do those things differently. I can’t. Where I have been able to make amends for hurt that I have caused, I have attempted to do so. In most cases, amends have been made and in some cases they haven’t. All I can do (and have been doing) is to learn from the past and live in the present. I am very grateful for the small group of wise and godly people who are (and have been) walking through this meticulously with me. I am fully accountable to them and there is nothing that they do not know. I am now, and have been, focused on my relationship with God, my new wife Stacie, my three kids and one daughter in law, and my grandson.
As far as things that have been said and written about me (especially recently) some of them are true and some of them are absolutely false. There is nothing I can do about any of it. I cannot correct every falsehood and I cannot go back and right every wrong thing I’ve done or said.
From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry for the pain I’ve caused and the hurt I’ve induced and I humbly ask you to please forgive me.
In conclusion, I wholeheartedly agree with Charles Spurgeon who, when looking back on dark seasons in his own life, said:
I bear witness that I owe more to the
fire, and the hammer, and the file, than
to anything else in my Lord’s workshop.
By his grace alone,
SOURCE: Tullian Tchividjian Facebook