An atheist comedian who’s marriage was in the pits heard the Word of God for the first time and he was forever changed.
Promising Career As Comedian But Messy Personal Life
Atheist Jeff Allen had a promising career as a comedian. However, in the middle of all the success he was a mess in his personal life. He struggled with anger issues and was addicted to cocaine and alcohol early on in his marriage.
“Not a nice man. I was angry, bitter, jaded, cynical, foul-mouth human being,” Jeff recalled.
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Then the comedian shared one particular painful memory with his wife 30 years ago. The couple was “arguing about a cheese he just threw, and he yelled at his wife.” He remembers his wife kneeling and sobbing in front of him out of desperation. Later that day, his son said to him, “Dad, you win. You yell, mommy cries. You win.”
Those words from his son became a wake up call to Jeff that he had a temper problem. Thus, he began to seek ways to become a better person. He dabbled in New Age, Buddhism, meditation, and other religions but none of it changed anything or was helping his marriage.
Wife Having An Affair
Until one day, Jeff discovered that his wife was having an affair.
“I wrestled with God that night. I paced my room like a caged cat. Waiting for her to get home,” he recounted.
He was very mad at his wife, however, every time Jeff thought he was better than his wife, he was reminded of the bad things he did to her.
Despite finding out about his wife’s affair, Jeff still wanted to work on their marriage.
“Baby, we’re a mess. We have two kids at home who need parents. This is what you want; then you can have him…But if this is not what you want, we need to do a lot of work to get through this together,” the husband said.
“I’ll take 50% of the blame for this mess,” Jeff humbly admitted. What happened next became the “most painful, gut-wrenching moments of his life.”
First Time Hearing The Gospel
“I was listening to the tapes, and I was moved, something was moved in me,” Jeff narrated. “When I heard Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created” …I fell on my face… I knew in my heart and my soul there was a God.”
Soon after, a friend shared the Gospel and the story of “The Prodigal Son.” That’s when everything totally shifted in his life after giving his life to Christ. God saved his marriage and his entire family came to know Jesus as well.
He now shares, “Pray. Whether you believe it or not…and seek. Jesus said, knock, I’ll answer…Swallow your pride, get on your knees. Say, I can’t do it anymore.”
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