2 MONTROSE VOICE/APRIL 17, 1987
Tammy Bakker Tells How
to Keep a Husband Happy
FORT MILL, S.C. (UPI)—Tammy Faye
Bakker, whose evangelist husband Jim
Bakker fell from grace in a sex scandal,
says the way to keep a husband happy
is to flirt with him, wear plenty of
makeup and be unpredictable.
That advice appears in a book called
"Christian Wives—Women Behind the
Evangelists Reveal Their Faith in Modern Marriage." The book is due out next
month from Doubleday.
"You don't have to be dowdy to be a
Christian," she said. Her husband
never knows what to expect from her
and that is the reason their sometimes
rocky marriage has lasted for 26 years,
Tammy Bakker said in the book.
"I like to be different people for my
husband," she said. "I wear different
wigs all thetime. Jim never knows if I'm
going to be a redhead, a blonde or a
brunette—I like to keep him guessing."
She tells critics of her heavy makeup
to mind their own business.
"I don't care as long as I'm notoffend-
ing God," she said. "I want to do as
much for myself as I can and it's not for
them, it's for my husband. I have a right
to do what I want."
The Bakkers and their marriage have
been scrutinized in recent weeks since
Jim'Bakker resigned as chairman ofthe
PTL, an television evangelism network,
and admitted to a one-time sexual
encounter seven years ago with a
Subsequently, the ex-wife of country
singer Gary Paxton told a newspaper
the evangelist strayed because he was
jealous over Tammy Bakker's infatuation with Paxton.
Tammy Bakker traces her love for
makeup to age 12, when she had a part
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A Houston judge has approved the start
of trial for a Catholic priest accused of
sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy.
District Judge Albert Pruett denied a
motion Wednesday to delay the start of
trial for Donald Stavinoha, 43. The
request was based on the fact that one of
Stavinoha's attorneys is state Rep.
Debra Danburg, who is in Austin for the
Danburg has been accused of hiring
herself out as a minor attorney and then
using her position as a state representative to gain delays in trials for the
State law allows legislators who are
attorneys to delay trial of their cases
until 30 days after the Legislature
Pruett ordered Stavinoha's trial to
begin as scheduled Tuesday. The priest
was arrested last May when police say
they found him in a van engaging in a
sexual act with the boy.
Prosecutor Jon Munier testified at the
Wednesday hearing that he has had no
contact with Danburg concerning the
case, and that his dealings have been
with Stavinoha's lead attorney,
Danburg's district includes much of
Montrose and a portion ofthe Heights.
in a school performance of "Oklahoma." The musical—and other things
she liked—were frowned upon by the
Pentecostal church she attended so she
stopped going to church, according to
But a schoolmate eventually invited
her to a revival, during which she
accepted an altar call and confessed her
sins. The emotion ofthe moment apparently got out of hand and hours later-
after everyone else had left—her mother
was summoned to remove her from the
altar and take her home.
She attended church from that time
on, but she also continued to wear her
makeup, dress in bold colors and wear
wigs. She had to be talked out of a bright
red dress she wanted to wear to her own
She said her clothes and jewelry do
not cost as much as critics have suggested because she shops carefully. In
fact, she said, shopping is how she deals
with life's problems.
"When I'm shopping, I don't think
about the bills at PTL," she said.
"There's times I just have to quit thinking and the only way I can quit thinking
is by shopping."
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