Man marries woman who suffered from domestic violence and adopts her three kids. He loved them like his own child.
Meeting Her Abuser
Tiffany Durlak lived alone in her small apartment in New York. She was working residential when she met her husband at an event. They immediately clicked and ended up going on dates. Soon enough, the guy won her heart. The guy said all the things Tiffany wanted to hear. He gave her the love she longed to receive. Hence, she fell quickly head over heels towards him. She was so in love that she ignored the warning signs while they were in a relationship.
Three months later, after meeting the guy, Tiffany got pregnant. She also became a ‘step-mother’ to the guy’s oldest son. That’s when his actual color surfaced, and he began to abuse her.
“He started by pushing me, then it was more serious,” Tiffany detailed. “He started punching me, hitting me, choking me. The worst he did was stab me in my hand.”
He didn’t just abuse Tiffany physically but also emotionally. The emotional abuse was so harsh she suffered for many years in her head.
So Done With Domestic Violence
Then two years later, she gave birth to twin girls and decided to leave the guy.
“I was broken,” Tiffany recalled. “But the main thing that pushed me to find the courage to leave my abuser was that I didn’t want the kids growing up in such a toxic environment.”
After the traumatic experience, she never thought of getting married again ever. She took time to heal and love herself more. She wasn’t even interested in dating anyone. And then she met Brian at her workplace in a behavioral school. Soon enough, they began going on dates, and Tiffany brazenly opened up her dark past.
“I poured my heart out to him and told him everything,” she said. “I remember leaving thinking, ‘He will never contact me again.’”
Brian Kept In Touch
But to Tiffany’s surprise, Brian kept in touch with her and genuinely accepted her dark past.
“He looked me dead in my eyes and said, ‘I want you, that’s not changing anything,’” she recounted.
Finally, Tiffany thanked God for blessing her with Brian, who loved her and her three kids. He married her and legally adopted all her children.
“I started thanking God for blessing me with this love. To this day, it still feels surreal it all happened. The love I found in Brian and the love that the kids found in him also. I could not hold back my tears because this story is literally so rare and amazing. When I was in my abusive relationship with their bio father, he would tell me I would never find anyone who would love me and three children. As I sat in court I thought how foolish I was to actually believe that.”
Praise God for His redemption in Tiffany’s life!
Reference: Love What Matters