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Wife of disgraced pastor Haggard pens memoir

Gayle Haggard, wife of Ted Haggard, the pastor who allegedly solicited a male prostitute, plans to write a book titled "Why I Stayed," according to Tyndale House Publishers.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Gayle Haggard, wife of disgraced pastor Ted Haggard, plans to write a memoir titled, "Why I Stayed," according to Tyndale House Publishers.

"This is my story of choosing to love my husband through some of the most difficult challenges any marriage could face," Gayle Haggard said in a statement.

Ted Haggard resigned as pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Co., and as president of the National Association of Evangelicals after a male prostitute from Denver alleged a cash-for-sex relationship with him in November 2006. Haggard confessed to "sexual immorality."

Haggard has since said that he has worked with counselors and no longer has sexual desire for men.

Gayle Haggard's book is scheduled for release in January.