Scroll down to read a blog written by Dominique Haddon, all about Episode 7 of Preachers of L.A.!
An apology goes a long way, especially when it comes from someone who hurt you while in the process of protecting their own. I have experienced many hurts, but nothing hurt me worse than being falsely accused of, or even put into a category of women who would purposely ruin someone's career for a check! The day I met Deitrick's mother was the day my life was forever changed. Her lack of concern for me and my unborn child's well-being devastated me. I was in a place of shock because she was so focused on protecting her son that, unconsciously, she made me feel as if I -- and my child -- ruined his "perfect life." It made my pregnancy much harder to bear. Not only did we have to prepare ourselves to face the potential scrutiny of the church, but we also had to endure the pressure of his parents, especially his mother.
With all of that being said, her apology showed me that she recognized she was wrong in her treatment of me. It also showed me that she wasn't necessarily angry at me, but that she was angry at the future attacks that would come from the religious arena in which we all operate. I can respect a person who will 'fess up to their wrongs and strive to correct that wrong.
Deitrick's mother and I are building our relationship from the ground up, and on a strong foundation. We have put the past behind us and have moved forward. We speak on the phone weekly and can be in the same room without the space being awkward! We have made great progress from our very first encounters, and she has embraced me as her daughter.
While dealing with the parents, we had to deal with the church community. It is never easy to please people, and that's why Deitrick and I never try to. No matter what you do, there's always someone trying to remind you of your past. The ridicule and judgment of our situation alone would drive most people away from God and church, but this situation brought us even closer to God. We didn't join church for people, therefore, we won't be leaving church for people!
Despite all the attacks and mudslinging, our faith and belief in God can't be taken away by people. People must understand that, when God is with you, there's nothing your enemies can do to stop you. We will never walk away from God, as my husband stated on the show. We are bold in our faith and have a greater purpose for our lives.
We understand that our testimony isn't for everyone, but it is for those who have made mistakes and need to know that if we can make it through ours, so can they. Those who were wishing we'd go away, you're going to have to endure these Haddons until The Lord shuts us up!
Watch the 'Preachers of L.A.' Season Finale Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 10/9c!