The spouse of former Hillsong megachurch pastor Carl Lentz has damaged her vow of silence six months after the pair was fired from the megachurch on account of his infidelity.
“I’ve checked out these palm bushes on a regular basis for the previous few months & there are lots of symbolic meanings to those wonderful bushes,” Laura Lentz, 40, begins the meandering Instagram caption on a shot of palm bushes and a sunny sky, posted on Could 5 — the couple’s 18th wedding ceremony anniversary. “just a few which have resonated with me throughout this season of my life: they’re sturdy, can climate the most important storms, they all the time develop upwards.”
The prolonged put up goes on to elucidate that Lentz took a break from Instagram, the place she has over 312,000 followers and final posted in October, as a result of social media “was not good for my soul.”
In the meantime, Carl, 42, who has over 663,000 followers on Instagram, has not posted since he introduced his departure from Hillsong on Nov. 5.
Earlier than returning on Wednesday, Lentz stated she “blocked & deleted extra individuals & feedback than i can depend.”
She additionally declares that “trolls are cowards” and that “SOME ‘Christians’ are something however type, gracious, or loving.” Regardless of such poisonous people, she continues, she can’t be stopped from “rising upwards & getting stronger.”
Justin Bieber, who as soon as counted Carl amongst his finest associates, has additionally lately made essential feedback, vaguely critiquing pastors who “put themselves on this pedestal.” Different critics of the megachurch didn’t mince their phrases.
Within the months since her husband’s affair was revealed and each had been let go from their positions main the Australia-based church’s NYC department, Lentz has “learnt so much about herself” she wrote. (She has additionally relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles, the place paparazzi have regularly documented her spending time with Carl and their three youngsters.)
Laura concludes her put up by declaring her coronary heart “freed from bitterness” whereas warning that she “won’t overlook who deserted us” and thanking those that “have stayed & cherished us.”
Among the many many responses to the put up is a word from Hillsong senior pastor and co-founder Bobbie Houston, 64.
“Laura. It’s been an arduous, taxing and unhappy season,” Houston commented. “Time is a trustworthy pal once we enable it to heal. Glad you feel stronger. Praying higher days are forward for everybody. — Bobbie”
Neither Hillsong nor Lentz instantly returned The Submit’s request for remark.