Billy Graham's Daughter Ruth Opens Up About Rape, Infidelity, Divorce and Suicidal Thoughts

Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham (Joyce Meyer Ministries)

"I know what it's like to sit in the pew with a broken heart," says Ruth Graham, daughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham.

She opens up about her struggles in a new interview with David Kyle Foster in the "Pure Passion Podcast."

"Because I was expected to have it all together, to hide behind a mask, I went with my Sunday face on," Graham says. "And when someone said, 'How are you doing?' I said, 'I'm fine,' which was a lie.

"I was breaking inside because of my husband's infidelity to me after 18 years of marriage. And I was devastated. But I didn't want people to know. So I sat there Sunday after Sunday with this broken heart. And it led to depression, serious depression. I had never known anybody depressed. I didn't know what it looked like, what the symptoms were. But it came to a point that one Sunday after church, I'd had enough. And I went home looking for razor blades."

Listen to the podcast to hear what happened next.

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