Actress Deborah Joy Winans, Whose “Greenleaf” Character Is Married to Man With Same-Sex Attraction, Says She Would Advise Anyone In a Similar Situation to Pray

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The “Greenleaf” cast celebrates season 2 of the OWN Network series.

How would a megachurch worship leader deal with the discovery that her husband is battling with homosexual desires?

This happens to be one of the storylines featured in the OWN network church drama “Greenleaf,” where Deborah Joy Winans’ character, Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee, is figuring out how to work through her marriage to Kevin Satterlee. Now in its second season, “Greenleaf” viewers witnessed an intense scene where Kevin confessed his feelings for other men to his wife.

Although her character reacted with tears while striking her husband, Winans stepped outside of the role to assess the situation in an interview with The Christian Post. The actress, who’s also the daughter of Gospel Music Hall of Fame singer Carvin Winans, said she would advise Charity or anyone in a similar situation to pray.

“I think that if Charity was my friend, I would tell her to consider everything. I would tell her to really get on her knees and pray about it,” she told CP. “When you’re married and you have that covenant then you bring kids into the world, you have to consider all of that before you make such a big decision.”

In the show, Kevin has yet to act on his desires, which Winans insists is worth noting. Even though the situation is an emotional one for both Kevin, who insisted he wanted to fix the situation for the sake of his family and his wife, Winans insists it isn’t too big for God.

“Whoever that Charity is in life — that’s a lot that they have to consider and handle. But I know that it’s never too much for God,” she said. “Whatever you’re going through, it can be the Charity situation or it can be worse — it’s not taking God by surprise and it’s never too much for Him.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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