Evangelist Benny Hinn opened up to his viewers Thursday, talking about his marriage, mistakes he's made and the recent accusation against him of an affair.
Hinn's wife, Suzanne, filed for divorce in February. On the Aug. 5 edition of his show "This is your Day,"Hinn admitted the two had "challenges," but that he never expected her decision to end things. Watch the show below.
"We had troubles for a long time. And I would ask her often... 'Would you ever divorce me?'" Hinn shared. "She said, 'Never because I fear God too much. She said, 'My covenant is with God, not you.'"
"And I guess she could no longer handle it. One day she did it to my shock," he added.
The pair married in 1979 and have three daughters and a son.
Hinn said it's often painful to talk about their separation, which began well before the divorce was announced.
"We've had to be very quiet to protect the ministry, the work of the Lord," he said. "But sadly when you are a public person, everything you do becomes public."