Deanna Favre publicizes book amid newest trial
Just as Deanna Favre is publicizing her latest book, The Cure for the Chronic Life, she finds herself in the midst of another major struggle—her husband, NFL quarterback Brett Favre is being investigated for allegedly sending racy messages to a sports reporter.
When asked on Good Morning America how she was handling the allegations, Favre said, “I can tell you that faith has got[ten] me through many difficult struggles and will get me through this one,” USA Today said.
The allegations came out on a website leading the NFL to look into the matter. The woman in question is former New York Jets reporter Jenn Sterger, who will also be questioned during the investigation, as well as the owner of the website, USA Today said.
Brett did not comment on the issue during a news conference recently, USA Today said. Deanna Favre said, “I’m handling this through faith,” according to Divinity and Beyond.
When it comes to having a checklist of life struggles, Deanna Favre definitely qualifies to co-write The Cure for the Chronic Life (with Pastor Shane Stanford of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church near Pensacola), Christianity Today said.
Deanna chose not to abort her child, and chose not to marry Brett, the father, until seven years after their child’s birth. During their marriage, she helped Brett get through pain killer and alcohol addictions, according to Christianity Today.
Four days after her brother’s death in 2004, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. What more could life hand her now? Well, there is the sex allegation but Deanna says, “The many struggles we face don’t stop, I’m sure something else will come. Your faith just gets stronger and stronger, and it gets easier to deal with things,” Christianity Today reported.
Favre defines the chronic life as the tendency of a person, after a crisis, to turn inward. She calls it a pattern of despair and depression, with a tendency to focus on oneself, Christianity Today said.
The cure, she said, is to turn outward and focus on other people. Her faith helped her to make this possible. “I realized, this isn’t about me. God obviously didn’t give me cancer, but he certainly prepared me for it. I knew there was a bigger plan. I knew that God had a reason,” Christianity Today reported.
Deanna cites moments in the waiting room when she would see people with cancer who were sicker than her. Some were alone. Others she overheard worrying about how they would pay for treatment, Christianity Today said.
Favre started a foundation to help women with breast cancer without any insurance. But she added that it is different coping as a Christian because faith lets one see a way out, and strength comes from God, Christianity Today said.
She expressed hope that her book would help those with no faith to see that “There’s a better life, and God has a purpose and a plan for them and [can] provide hope,” according to Christianity Today.
Favre said, “I basically handle every struggle, every day of my life, when I get up in the morning, there’s devotion, when I go to bed at night, there’s prayer. When I eat, there’s prayer. Everything I do is centered on faith. Every struggle I face is handled that way,” Christianity Today reported.