Benny Hinn, Ex-Wife 'Closer, Stronger Than Ever'

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Since reconciling with his ex-wife Suzanne, televangelist Benny Hinn says God has healed his family "in a most remarkable and miraculous way."

In a note on his website, Hinn said he and Suzanne have "submitted to godly counsel and oversight" to continue to improve their relationship and are now "closer than ever."

He called the last three years before and after his divorce "painful" and admitted that being too involved with work partially led to their separation.

"What I did not realize was that in the process of ministering around the world, it was taking a far greater toll on my marriage than I realized," Hinn said. "I once believed that my ministry came before my family, and I now realize that I was wrong. God comes first, then my family, and then my ministry."

Hinn also revealed his former wife's addiction to prescription medications, which he said also played a factor in their marital problems.

"She became dependent on those for nearly 15 years, and those medications made her behave erratically at times," he explained. "As her husband, I did not know the extent of her reliance on these medications, nor did I fully understand just how much harm they were causing to her, physically and emotionally."

Suzanne eventually checked herself into the Betty Ford Center in 2010 and today is "totally set free" from her addiction, Hinn said.

"She is completely whole, and for that I give the Lord Jesus the praise," he added.

Hinn said Suzanne filed for divorce in 2010 "because she was in a deep emotional and physical crisis."

"The end of our marriage most certainly woke me up, and the Lord used it to show me -- as a man of God and as a man -- that I cannot function properly without my wife and family," Hinn shared.

Hinn also thanked supporters for their prayers and assured his ministry will continue with Suzanne by his side for the rest of his life.

The pair were married for more than 30 years. Suzanne Hinn filed for divorce in 2010, but it was revealed last month that they'd started reconciling after a 2011 Christmas gathering.

Read Benny Hinn's entire letter about the healing taking place in his family here.

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