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I’m Phil Robertson’s Daughter. My Dad’s First 4 Words to Me Were Exactly the Ones I Needed to Hear

by: Phyllis Robertson Thomas

Note From Al:
When I was growing up, it was just us boys. Four rowdy, insensitive, crazy boys. So imagine my surprise when, late last year, I received a random letter from a lady who claimed to be my sister. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first, but after DNA testing, it was confirmed — I did indeed have a sister.

I have to tell you, even though she was conceived during Dad’s “rough” patch, and even though we had never laid eyes on her until a few months ago, we could not be more excited to finally have Phyllis in our family. More and more, we are even discovering that she shares many of the Robertson “idiosyncrasies.” The icing on the cake for us is that she is a radical believer in our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

YES! She is definitely one of us. No doubt about it. And I love her.

Lisa and I are proud to share Phyllis’ blog with you. I pray that it encourages you to seek out the God of redemption and hope. He makes messages out of our messes.

On November 30, 2019, I learned through DNA testing that the man who raised me was not my biological father. This set off a chain of events that led me to a new and wonderful family and the most positive outcome one could imagine. Not everyone’s story ends the way mine has, yet the journey between November and now has seen many ups and downs, feelings of disappointment, offerings of grace, and a heart of gratitude. How did I get where I am today considering I had every reason to feel shocked, disappointed, afraid, and unforgiving?

My first course of action was to soldier on, focusing my efforts on finding my biological father. What a wonderful distraction! Research and discovery took my mind off the greater issue of grief and loss. I determined to contact this father, not knowing how or if I’d be welcomed.

When I received that first phone call from family, that first reciprocal connection, the flood gates opened, and I cried on the phone with a total stranger, a first cousin, who responded with compassion and explained to me that mine was a story of redemption, of beauty from ashes, of the only good coming from a man’s evil and wayward past. Now this man of God, my earthly father, devotes his very life to loving people, teaching the Bible, bringing people to the feet of Jesus and repentance, and baptizing them by the thousands. As a believer myself, what more could a girl like me ask for?

That first call framed every facet of what followed as brothers, sisters-in-law, and a special mom, Miss Kay, reached out to me. I felt loved and accepted, reminded that God was doing something big. When I finally met my dad on February 21, 2020, his first words were “I had no idea.” I told him those were the best words he could have spoken to me. You see, if he’d known about me and never found me, I would have been devastated. Those words allowed me to offer grace and compassion. I could see in his own eyes feelings of shock, disappointment, and even embarrassment. He had no idea.

Now that I’ve met my new family and made preparations to move near them so that I can get to know them, especially my aging dad and special mom, I’ve had time to really explore how I feel and work through those emotions. Once I started to unpack the grief and loss, I recognized the anger and sadness in myself. Anger and sadness, grief and disappointment are part of the seasons of the human condition. But God does not want us to bear these burdens on our own. He wants us to cast our cares on Him, because he cares for us. When we allow that truth to frame our emotions, we allow the Holy Spirit to work in the situation and turn what the enemy meant for harm into a powerful story of faith, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Otherwise, we become bitter and carry the heavy weight of unforgiveness.

Yes, a casual relationship led to my birth. At the time, neither my mother nor father considered this. That irresponsibility leading to my very existence is theirs to work through. My father didn’t know and my mother chose life. God knew me before I was formed in my mother’s womb and he had a plan and purpose for my life. I’ve held on to that truth for as long as I can remember.

My response to my parents’ sin is forgiveness. Even if I had been rejected by my birth father, the real benefactor of forgiveness is the one who offers it. I am the one who is set free when I don’t keep a record of wrongs; I can move forward and walk the path that God has set before me. He orders my steps, and I trust Him. My identity is in Him, not in my birth mother or father. I have been crucified in Christ, and I no longer live, but it is Christ who lives in me. By following Jesus’ example of grace, healing and restoration are there to mend my broken heart and replace those feelings of grief, sadness, disappointment, and anger with joy, gratitude, and peace.

295 Comments
  • Cathy White
    July 10, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    I am very proud to know that the family is so good and open their arms. Very good Christian example

    • Louise Prevost
      July 12, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Adultery is not a good Christian example.He is quick to judge other people about their life style ie gays transgender and so on.Do not praise this man.He needs to take a good long look in a mirror.

      • Darrell Elmore
        July 12, 2020 at 2:20 pm

        That happened before he became a christain. Gid forgave him of his sins. Ye who cast the first stone

        • Louise Prevost
          July 13, 2020 at 4:08 pm

          This happened after he found God.Check the time line

          • Norma Witzig
            July 15, 2020 at 9:36 am

            After Phyllis was conceived, and before she was born,
            Phill was converted., got saved, repented. They both had new life at the same time.
            Phyllis said, she loved that they were ‘the same age.’.

          • Jamie Estes
            July 15, 2020 at 1:43 pm

            Either way, God forgives. You’d better hope so!

        • Carol Graham
          July 16, 2020 at 2:50 pm

          I love the Unasha.ed Podcasts ! Phil, Al and Jase are my favorite Men of God to listen to. I follow along g in my bible with their teachings and they only teach the truth!

      • Chris Smth
        July 12, 2020 at 2:22 pm

        Your talking preredemption when this took place. Jesus died for all of our sins, past, present and future. Anyone born again through Christ is a saint, including Phil.

      • Tom Champaigne
        July 12, 2020 at 2:52 pm

        To err is human to forgive is divine he admitted he was a terrible person back then and I think it’s time to move on and it’s really none of your damn business but you can comment

      • Michael Butler
        July 12, 2020 at 3:11 pm

        Apparently you your self do not know the meaning of forgiveness, mercy and redemption. Phill Robertson is a perfect example of being reborn. He who is in Christ is a new creature the old has passed away all things have become new. 2nd Corinthians 5-17

      • James Moore
        July 12, 2020 at 3:13 pm

        Only one person was ever perfect. Our Lord Jesus Christ. Phil never condemned homosexuality. That’s God’s job.Phil believes in loving the sinner, hating the sin.

      • Cindy M Johnson
        July 12, 2020 at 3:19 pm

        If you were up to date on this story, you’d know that his adultery ways happened before he was a Christian man. Therefore it’s not our job to judge him but God’s job. He comments about the gays and so on because he knows in the Bible it is wrong. And again, it’s God’s job to judge those people’s choices not ours. But Phil does stand firm in his convictions so kudos to the man he has become thanks to the grace of God.

      • Jak azz
        July 12, 2020 at 3:20 pm

        He did own up to his mistake try to own up to yours when you say negative things about him and you should be the one looking into the mirror

      • Dustin Wilkins
        July 12, 2020 at 3:39 pm

        He did look in the mirror and seen sin and speaks about it he admits his wrongdoings!!!! You look in the mirror and let’s see your past ??

      • Rico Dunsmore
        July 12, 2020 at 3:42 pm

        Who in the world do we think we are when we cannot forgive someone whom Almighty God has forgiven? My Bible says Jesus blood was shed for all sins – past, present, and future.

      • Tg
        July 12, 2020 at 3:51 pm

        He has looked in that mirror, asked for forgiveness, and has been forgiven through the blood of Christ. It is finished.

        • Carol Graham
          July 16, 2020 at 2:51 pm

          Amen!

      • Josh Foltz
        July 12, 2020 at 4:10 pm

        Adultery is a sin sure he does not judge but rather spread the word of God. Im sure he has repented and you shouldn’t wait to do the same.

      • Margie
        July 12, 2020 at 5:19 pm

        Are you familiar with the circumstances? Do you understand this happened BEFORE Phil was saved? No one is trying to claim infidelity isn’t sinful. But if the Lord forgives, Phil’s wife forgives and his daughter forgives perhaps it isn’t for YOU to judge.

        • Marilyn Groneng
          July 15, 2020 at 7:54 am

          And I hope no one thinks that Christians are perfect! We are all sinners! As they say, church is a house for sinners!

      • Margie
        July 12, 2020 at 5:22 pm

        I need to add that this family does NOT judge LGBTQ+ people. In fact, they feed them, clothe then and help them. They simply believe in what the Bible teachers. You can have beliefs without unfairly treating others, that’s what being a good Christian is and that’s exactly what they do.

      • Robert Armentrout
        July 12, 2020 at 6:10 pm

        Really. I guess you are ignoring the fact this happened vefore he was saved. But we forgive all those tgat choise hate over forgiveness. And just because he does not agree with things does not mean he does not love them. I would imagine their are things you do not agree with. And you know what. That is ok to. It is only if it is followed with hate oe anger that is becomes an issue.

        • ERMENTROUT CARL
          July 16, 2020 at 11:35 am

          Interesting last name & a Christian; any relation to Ermentrouts in PA?

      • Tanya Sieh
        July 12, 2020 at 6:54 pm

        He follows what the Bible says. I don’t agree with them. I know only God has the right to judge others, thus it is not up to you or I to determine if he is good or not. That is between him and God and the rest of our opinions and judgements mean nothing.

        • Tanya Boudreaux
          July 15, 2020 at 12:02 pm

          Tänya Sieh, please read John 7
          Especially John 7:24

      • Jo'D G
        July 12, 2020 at 7:26 pm

        He has looked in the mirror and Jesus is his only judge and obviously he was given Grace we all have sin one is not greater than the other. We are called to love not judge. He has already been forgiven by the one who counts.

      • Erin warmuskerken
        July 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm

        If he was choosing adultery as a way of life you would have a point. But obviously he put that sin down long ago and doesn’t defend it. Past sins are past.

      • Elizabeth Reil
        July 12, 2020 at 7:43 pm

        You are blind. He is not the one who judges. He tells about the God who does, and who also loves the humans He created, His laws and His sacrifice for sin for forgiveness. Phil is living his preaching about forgiveness as well as turning from a life of sin and ungodliness to the life of love and wholeness through the Messiah.

      • Steve Rhodes
        July 12, 2020 at 7:57 pm

        Oh he is the mirror for most all humanity. And it started with himself, accepting his mistakes as a human and doing his best to rectify them and not making them twice. That is a big part of what defines a godly man. Take note sir, you have so much to learn

      • Bobbie
        July 12, 2020 at 8:25 pm

        This happened before he was saved. Once he was saved Christ forgave his sin

      • christina simpson
        July 12, 2020 at 9:45 pm

        You do understand this was MANY MANY decades ago? I would hope you are not the same woman you were decades ago…..he is also the first person to say he is a sinner….he looks in that mirror everyday. Just sayin.

      • June Wagner
        July 12, 2020 at 10:13 pm

        This happened before he became a christian

      • Staci M
        July 12, 2020 at 11:24 pm

        He has taken that “long look”
        Maybe you should drop your stone and go home.

        • Bonnie Pullen
          July 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

          Well said!

      • Thisisus
        July 12, 2020 at 11:34 pm

        Oh goodness. Let’s see if I can help. The difference is that he acknowledges his wrong, he acknowledges that he is a sinner, repents (stops doing it) and seeks forgiveness. Gays, don’t acknowledge their sins, represent, and seek forgiveness. I hope that helps.

      • Sebastien Benzi
        July 13, 2020 at 7:31 am

        This was before he was Christian, living like the people you described. Now he knows the only way and wants all people to experience the same freedom he found.

      • Deborah Cummings
        July 13, 2020 at 8:03 am

        Yes knows what he did in the past, and has told all. God has forgiven him, why cant you?

      • Rachel Carney
        July 13, 2020 at 8:24 am

        It’s the act of knowing and still continuing in sin that’s a problem. Turning away from it changes everything. Sin is sin, we’ve all committed sin. Pointing sin out isn’t judgement or hypocritical, it’s bringing to light a fact in heartfelt hopes that one will turn away from their sin.

      • Beth Reil
        July 13, 2020 at 8:29 am

        This happened BEFORE he was saved. When you accept Christ, sins are forgiven and you are born anew! Maybe you are the one who needs to look in the mirror, Louise Prevost! Also, he believes the Bible, which clearly states that homosexuality is wrong.

      • Erica Johnson
        July 13, 2020 at 9:48 am

        If you go back and read the whole story of how this came about you will find that this was a time during Phil’s life before he knew Christ. He admits that the life he led before Christ was indeed sinful, but he also acknowledges the saving grace of Jesus Christ that changed his life and set him on the path of redemption. I think that is it safe to say that we have all had a past before coming to know Christ. All who are believers were once sinners condemned, but now saved by grace. How thankful to God we should all be in his abundant love tbat while we were yet sinners he still loved us. God loved us so much that he provided his only son to die for us so that we can have that opportunity of eternal life with him and be forgiven of all our sins. To walk in a newness of life. Isn’t that a wonderful thought Louise? That none of us are perfect, that all of us are sinners, but that God’s grace can cover a multitude of sins. It says God forgives as fsr as the east is to the west. Louise if a brother has repented, and if God has forgiven them of their sin then why shouldn’t we also do the same? It says we are to be imitators of Christ. It also says that if we can’t forgive how brother that we can see here on earth, how do you expect the father in heaven to forgive us…. just some food for thought….. and as far as the other sins that you mentioned. They are in fact listed in the Holy Bible as sins. I personally don’t think that we can pick and chose different parts of the Bible to believe. I think that we have to understand that the entire Bible is the inspired word of God and should be viewed as such. All of the sins listed in it, are in fact sins. No one greater than the other. None are sins that God can look upon….. but then their is Grace, then there is Jesus. Our exceptance of his son, give us a great hope!! I am so grateful to findout that Phil is in fact human with human mistakes, but that he also has a heart that loves a God that has forgiven him of his sinful past. So excited that he and Phylis have a few years now to know one another.

      • Chris knotts
        July 13, 2020 at 4:08 pm

        And what are you doing Judging him. Pull mote out your own eye, then you can see clearly.

      • Cecilia littlefield
        July 13, 2020 at 4:44 pm

        God bless you.u need to understand the power of forgiveness in jesus.this forgiveness is what qualifies phil to talk for his savior and how wrong sin is no matter who u r..and what damage sin can do..that is why, we share these true stories…study to understand the forgiveness jesus gives with love…accept jesus as savior and u will totally understand the testimony given..God bless you

      • Verna reed
        July 13, 2020 at 5:22 pm

        Louise provest. So you are no better than how you feel & condemning phil!!! Youre as guilty! Jesus said all that are without sin cast the first stone! It happened before he repented & became a nnew creature in Christ!

      • Vann Kirkland
        July 13, 2020 at 5:31 pm

        Those are the God’s words from The Holy Bible. If you don’t like it, take it up with God. Phil and so many others are speaking the truth.

      • Maggie Kropp
        July 14, 2020 at 2:45 am

        He already has.

      • Horace Keith Clark
        July 14, 2020 at 9:38 am

        He asked God for forgiveness, he doesn’t neef6 yours.

      • Yvonne Herrera
        July 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm

        That’s what redemption is all about. I had a horrible past, BUT Jesus Christ forgave me. Now I’m a new creation, the old is gone… 2 Corinthians 5:17

      • Jackie armel
        July 14, 2020 at 2:31 pm

        I hope God can forgive you for all your sins ..and God is our judge not you

      • Robert Ward
        July 14, 2020 at 6:33 pm

        He wasn’t a Christian during that time of his life. He did commit adultery as a sinner and was forgiven for that when he asked Jesus into his heart.

      • Elsie Clark
        July 14, 2020 at 6:58 pm

        He was a sinner. He is now saved. Maybe you need to take a look in the mirror about judging 🤔

      • Tommy c
        July 14, 2020 at 7:35 pm

        Noone is praising Phil.
        Phil has taken a long hard lookat himself andhachanged his life through accepting Christ.
        He now does his best to live according to Christs will and he also acknowledges from where he came.
        He is achanged man who teaches the word of God so others can be forgiven and saved

      • Jason
        July 14, 2020 at 9:07 pm

        He that is without sin let him cast the first stone.. God does not grade sin as it is all equal evil. No matter if they’re gay or bare false witness. We justify no sin over another in the attempt to look less sinful and evil.

      • Paula Hammons
        July 15, 2020 at 2:39 am

        Do you realize this happened in his pre Christ era. He has moved forward and asked forgiveness from our Lord and Savior and his family.

      • Deloris Capps
        July 15, 2020 at 7:57 am

        He only presents God’s Word on those topics. I have only seen him point others to Jesus for redemption, not condemnation.

      • Nancy DeCicco
        July 15, 2020 at 8:19 am

        You are totally missing the point. In Jesus there is complete forgiveness of
        sin and complete and everlasting redemption. Phil has looked in that mirror long and hard, seen what manner of man he was without Jesus and asked for that forgiveness for all past, present and future sin. That option is also open to you and would bring you a better understanding of God’s forgivenesses, mercy and grace.

      • Jeff Dockery
        July 15, 2020 at 9:09 am

        As many have spoken out and said , this happened before and not after Phil came to Christ. He openly admits he ran with the evil one for 27 years and for 47 years has been running with Christ wide open. If you ever take the time to listen to the whole story and listen to the Bible studies you will learn he doesn’t judge anyone in any shape from or fashion. He just spreads the word and is there for anyone that reaches out. He has taught his son’s the same thing. Just ask me. I reached out to them, had a response in a short time and the next day I was in Monroe Louisiana getting baptized by Alan. Phil has brought who knows how many lives to Christ.

      • Sean Mann
        July 15, 2020 at 9:13 am

        Phil has always spoken of his own transgressions. He HAS taken a long look in the mirror. That is why he speaks God’s truth for us to hear.

      • Robyn Estabrook
        July 15, 2020 at 9:37 am

        This is called forgiveness. This happened before he became a Christian. He repented of his former life. Have you ever forgiven someone? God has already forgiven him, why can’t you?

      • Diana Gibson
        July 15, 2020 at 9:51 am

        Phil’s adultery was BEFORE his decision to accept the forgiveness of Jesus and follow Him. We are ALL sinners, we ALL need the forgiveness of the sinless Son of God. Phil’s “judgment” is not “his”, but God’s! He is simply sharing what God tells us in his Word.

      • David Bartling
        July 15, 2020 at 11:30 am

        Shame on you for that comment. You obviously still don’t get that people with ungodly pasts can be forgiven and turn their lives around (like the disciples of Jesus).

      • Tanya
        July 15, 2020 at 11:31 am

        He wasn’t a Christian at the time….
        Please get the facts straight. Thank you!
        God bless u & keep u.

      • Tanya Boudreaux
        July 15, 2020 at 11:59 am

        Louise Provost, He’s not being judgmental- he’s sharing God’s Word with sinners because he & all of us are sinners- we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. He doesn’t not single out one sin & excuse the others- all sin is sin against a Holy God. He’s not high fiving them to hell he’s loving them with the truth.

      • Jackie Minniti
        July 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm

        Judge not, lest ye be judged.

      • David Kuhn
        July 15, 2020 at 1:54 pm

        We all need forgiveness daily,everyday we have mercies renewed by the grace of God.

      • Helene E. Schmidt
        July 15, 2020 at 7:14 pm

        That was before he came to give his live to Jesus. So, who is the one that is “quick to judge other people”?

      • Shari marchand
        July 16, 2020 at 6:59 am

        Oh my I guess Jesus isn’t in your life. Ask forgiveness for your sins and the Lord of forgiveness and love will wash you clean with his love. Those you speak of continue to go against what is what is wrong. We all make mistakes and that is why Jesus died for us to was away our sins. I will pray that you see a good man of God. And I pray for you to open your cold heart because you are not a true believer of the Lord if you don’t forgive. I am so sorry for you

      • Douglas Boudreau
        July 16, 2020 at 7:41 am

        We all have our opinions. They have repented in the eye’s of GOD, THROUGH HIS SON JESUS WE HAVE BEEN SAVED…AND THEY SERVE TOGETHER

      • SCB
        July 16, 2020 at 7:52 am

        You obviously don’t have a clue how jesus works! He was a sinner that hasn’t found Jesus back then do your research before you judge

      • Sonja Nelson
        July 16, 2020 at 12:14 pm

        He has taken a look in the mirror ! He repented and took his life to Christ . He is not judging he is trying to get people to listen to the gospel.

      • James Trentadue
        July 16, 2020 at 12:34 pm

        I don’t think he’s judging the sinner…onlthe sin.repent, believe, recieve live forever in the presence of the Lord,

      • Carol Graham
        July 16, 2020 at 2:46 pm

        Phil Robertson is my favorite Man of God to listen to. He I love the Unashamed Podcasts and In the Woods with Phil. I follow his teachings a d he speaks the truth from God Holy Word. Anyone who thinks so negative ely of his teachings needs to read the Bible. Phil only teaches and speaks the truth from God”s word.

      • Niery
        July 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm

        She is his Daughter and not you. Read her feelings on it and statement SHE chose to forgive ! Read Phil’s statement > He did not know. Read his sons statement > Years back when his father was living differently ! Thank you

      • Scarlett
        July 19, 2020 at 10:53 am

        I’m sure he has ., but in judging him you are doing the very thing you condemn .

      • Mark McLean
        July 20, 2020 at 4:31 pm

        He did. And that is why he is a Christian today. He wasn’t a Christian then. Sin is still sin but he is forgiven and his life shows it.

      • Maureen Safron
        July 27, 2020 at 4:57 pm

        If your offended, then he’s doing his job. The Gospel should cut like a two edge sword. Our sin fights truth until we surrender at the feet of Jesus. Look at why u are really angry. God bless you my brother

      • Jima Zimmerman
        August 1, 2020 at 6:56 pm

        I’ve never heard him judge anyone.

      • Kimberly Thompson
        August 3, 2020 at 12:36 pm

        Are you mad ! He was a sinner when she was conceived. He had no idea . He’s a wonderful Christian Man if God ! You on the other hand need to read the whole story !

      • Frances S.
        August 4, 2020 at 5:39 am

        But you missed the entire point of the bBible message. Of the message of Christ who came to show those with opinions like yours how forgiveness of all of us can be had only by accepting Christ and forgiving others. Hopefully you’ll come to realize the concept of God making beauty from ashes before it’s too late. Whatever is broken in your own life, trust Jesus Christ to lead you through to victory, as he has Phil Robertson. If you cannot see the hand of God’s power in Phil, then you might need to go back to Genesis 1:1 and start all over.

      • Monica Batts
        August 5, 2020 at 7:21 am

        He does not judge, he simply points out the truth of what the Bible says. But SOME PEOPLE can’t handle the TRUTH!!

      • Laurel Smith
        August 7, 2020 at 7:32 pm

        That was in his wild years. We as Christians should learn to forgive those who change their lives. We all make mistakes.

      • Kim Kesler
        August 7, 2020 at 8:06 pm

        Try to keep that it was the years that Phil was drinking and wasn’t a Christian in fact he was an atheist. Wow.
        You’re so ignorant

      • Kathy E
        August 7, 2020 at 8:07 pm

        Be careful those who live in glass houses. Everyone makes mistakes and that was said. So why all the hate. Think about that.

      • Buddy Lee Walker
        August 7, 2020 at 8:14 pm

        I don’t know but that might have happened before he was born again.

      • Steve Vondersaar
        August 7, 2020 at 8:55 pm

        Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. The last time I checked, Jesus was the only perfect human to tread earth. Being a good Christian means forgiving – even our enemies, which I admittedly have difficulty with, personally – and not judging. It is not our place to judge, that’s God’s job.

      • Russell
        August 7, 2020 at 9:34 pm

        You so so wrong! Gays are spoke about in the Bible! You cannot be a Christian or get to heaven being gay! Sad but true!

      • Judith
        August 7, 2020 at 9:54 pm

        We are not Christians because we’re perfect we’re Christians because we know we’re not perfect and that Christ died to cover our sins.
        Admitting our sins and asking forgiveness for those sins is the way for our sins to be forgiven.
        Foremost of those who practice homosexuality they not only don’t ask for extra getting this they praised their sin and celebrate it as do many of those around them.
        No one should celebrate sin.

      • Jerrell haynes
        August 7, 2020 at 10:03 pm

        What God has formed,& then joined together is His doing!He doesn’t make mistakes so let love run it’s corse,after this short affair Jesus set in motion the forgivness only He can give & thanks to the Holy Sperit the plan to redeem both was carried out perfectly,Only God can make a life & only Jesus can save it,in this plan He saved 2 lives & then made them whole!thank you for your eternal Love Lord,for You alone are worthy of praise!

      • Paul Martin
        August 7, 2020 at 11:21 pm

        There is a difference in a man that sins and then turns to God, lives in His Light, teaches His Word and spreads His Love from the man that sins and continues in the ways of darkness and goes on to spread evil upon the earth. God Bless You Phil Robertson. Your words have helped me in my journey.

      • DPauls
        August 8, 2020 at 12:51 am

        The most important thing as a Christian is forgiveness. God forgave is of our sins, no matter!

      • Steve Thweatt
        August 8, 2020 at 8:24 am

        Forgiveness is the first precept of the gospel. All of us have sinned, and all of us need forgiveness. Another wonderful teaching of the gospel is this: judge not so that you are not judged. How easy it is
        to fall into the f trap of judging someone else. The psalm says ‘mercy and truth have kissed’. Truth without mercy is cruel and mercy without truth is deceiving..

      • Timothy Dixon
        August 8, 2020 at 6:17 pm

        What a silly comment it’s unbelievable that you could make such crazy comment but understanding that you don’t get the fact of forgiveness. God did not save us in our sin God Saves us from our sin that isn’t a license to continue. Jesus told the woman in the act of adultery go and sin no more. I disagree with the lifestyle of homosexuality but that doesn’t mean that I dislike the people or that I judge them by placing them in hell that’s not my job and that’s not anyone’s job but God himself all that mr. Richardson can do and all the people like myself can do is speak the word of God what’s judging homosexuality is not any man it is the word of God itself. It doesn’t say in the word of God that a woman cannot have an abortion but it does speak of murder and immorality and abortion is murder. And the other speaks for itself. So I don’t understand what’s your anger is about. But I hope you find peace. But serving Jesus does not give you a right to lie in sin

      • Susan Murphy
        August 9, 2020 at 6:15 am

        This was before He was saved. God Loves Us! He washes away all Sin.

      • Karen Richards
        August 9, 2020 at 4:23 pm

        I’ve never once heard any of the Robertsons set themselves up as “good examples”. They’re honest and forthright about their struggles in the day to day, as well as their pasts. I think you’ve misunderstood that what you’re hearing from Phil is that no one has fallen so far that they can’t be redeemed through Christ’s finished work on Calvary. 🙌🏼The focus of this story isn’t the adultery, but rather the redemption and the good that came out of it.

      • Carrie Howell
        August 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm

        You are WRONG!!! He admits he was a sinner and lived in sin but then found Jesus. He is now a follower of Jesus and tries to lead others to Jesus. The Bible tells us to judge with a righteous judgement, the Bible is often misquoted as do not judge. Phil is only condemning the sin, but loves the sinner as we are supposed to do. He would be wrong if he said being homosexual was okay when the Bible clearly says it is not.

      • Avolyn
        August 11, 2020 at 12:52 pm

        Not agreeing with a lifestyle doesn’t mean not being able to love a human for being a human. There doesn’t have to be hate in every disagreement. You are doing the very thing you’re admonishing him for doing — judging because you don’t agree with his view of something. I certainly hope that mirror you’re casting around has two sides.

      • Faye Morris
        August 21, 2020 at 5:37 pm

        All this happened BEFORE he accepted Jesus as his savior! I’m sorry you don’t understand forgiveness!

      • Mikel McKinley
        August 24, 2020 at 3:15 am

        Sin is sin. Adultery, homosexuality, murder, lying. All sin. Jesus forgives it all if you ask.

      • Brian montes
        August 26, 2020 at 9:52 am

        Aren’t you yourself passing judgement did you not read or comprehend what you read??
        Maybe you should reread the story!!

      • JOYCE HAINES
        August 28, 2020 at 12:33 pm

        That was his past! He is a Godly man forgiven by God! I am so thankful that God does not keep a record of our wrong doings but FORGIVES us. The Bible says Judge NOT lest you be judged!

      • Lynda Jones
        August 30, 2020 at 2:59 pm

        Oh my you are right we should never praise the man only the God he serves. And Praise the Lord Jesus example showed us how forgiveness and grace works. If I were Phyllis or Phil I would be so happy my family chooses forgiveness over judgement. Grace over condemnation.

      • Angela
        August 30, 2020 at 10:05 pm

        Phil always uses himself as an example and the result of sin and how dangerous sin can be.The way I was living 20 something years ago has helped many people as well.

      • Rick
        September 1, 2020 at 6:50 pm

        He has. What he saw was a sinner.
        A sinner who is trying to walk others home.
        A sinner who is trying the best he knows how to not sin again.
        A sinner who recognizes that he can neither condemn nor condone another but is only trying to be The Light, The Way and The Truth for himself and others.

      • Jerry Allen
        September 10, 2020 at 12:35 pm

        What do you know about Phil? He admits what he was like back in the day. He also grew up a d asked God for forgiveness. Because of that his sin was wiped away. As far as gay, transgender bisexuality and pre marital sex….it is a sin that needs Gods forgiveness. Phil doesn’t hate those people he just tells the truth about God’s laws. You not loving Phil and your hatred for him is something that you will take up with God when you pass.

      • T Z
        September 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm

        Watch his testimony, get the whole story. Seek the whole truth.

      • Viki Smithburg
        September 14, 2020 at 5:43 pm

        We all need to take a good look at ourselves. Continually! Introspection is a good thing.
        It’s also not our place to judge others, to decide what they should and shouldn’t be or do.
        More could be said…

      • Ge
        September 17, 2020 at 1:32 am

        We are all sinners AND if you read the article IT stated that it was before he was a believer. My thoughts to you are, Let the first amongst you without sin throw the first stone.

    • David Kuhn
      July 15, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Thats awesome that you have be united with your family, Gods bleesing to you and the whole family from Chilliwack BC Canada!!

  • Marsha Coggins
    July 10, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    To God be the glory! What a touching story. I too found my biological father through DNA. Sadly, he passed almost exactly 1 year before I found him. I did find that I have 3 half brothers that I didn’t now I had. One brother passed many years ago. I am in contact with one brother and hope to meet him soon. Turns out that Phyllis and I have a roundabout connection coming in July. Her son is marrying my new half brother’s daughter! I am so happy and blessed to have found them.

    • Phyllis
      July 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      I’m sorry you weren’t able to meet your bio father. I’m glad you’ve found your brother and pray God blesses your new relationship deeply. Blessings!

      • Deby Allen
        July 11, 2020 at 7:52 pm

        I think you misread her words! She did meet her biological father and is pursuing a relationship!!

        • Terrie Westbrook
          August 12, 2020 at 1:18 am

          I believe the Phyllis who commented above was speaking to Martha Coggins in the comments section. Martha said that her father had passed a year before she ‘found’ him.

      • Meagan Lang
        July 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

        She did meet her father. She said when they finally met in person, he said “i had no idea” and thats what she needed to hear.

        • Margie
          July 12, 2020 at 5:24 pm

          Ladies, Phyllis was responding to Marsha above, not the article.

      • Michelle Dugan
        July 12, 2020 at 1:09 pm

        She did meet her biological father.

    • Mary
      July 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      He didn’t write. He has been forgiven and you can also. God Grace! John 3:16 said it all.

  • Melanie Frances Stanulevich
    July 10, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Praise God for his goodness and blessings. I know he will keep blessing you and your family. We will be praying for you all.

  • Bill Stiltner
    July 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you Jesus!

  • Brian Giffin
    July 10, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Ione of the things I find most interesting about this whole story is that I’m sure throughout his children’s lives, Phil prayed to God that his children would grow up to be God living adults. Through Gods love and mercy, he answered that prayer. Even for the child Phil didn’t know he had yet.

    • Phyllis
      July 10, 2020 at 9:44 pm

      God has definitely had His hand on my life and honored my dad’s prayers!

      • Harold Rosa
        July 11, 2020 at 7:20 pm

        So happy for you!

    • Mica Burnett
      July 11, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      My heart is so full of joy for you, Phyllis! Yours is the story of a life following the Father’s heart, Culminating into the blessing of joining you and your earthly father, I cried when I first heard this. May you and your new found family be blessed beyond measure in the time to come. I know your story is blessing everyone who hears it!!

  • Theresa Tefertiller
    July 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    What a beautiful story of forgiveness, grace, mercy, and hope. Blessings to all of my Robertson friends and your newly found family, Phyllis.

  • Ronda Halvorsen-Ferns
    July 10, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Phyllis such a beautiful story! May our Lord and savior Jesus Christ continue to be beside you on your journey. I am very thankful for your part on forgiveness and the heavy loads we bare until we fully transfer that to Him. Blessings to you and your family!

  • Lynn Christensen
    July 10, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    I have followed and loved this family for years. What a blessed addition this young lady iS. LORD BLESS YOU ALL!

  • Bobbi Wood
    July 10, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    I read this twice and cried through it. Our Lord and Savior is so amazing in our redemption stories. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Harry Seabourn
    July 10, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    God works in everything for His good. God bless you and your family.

  • Pattiann Smith
    July 10, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    I have a similar story.My parents were alcoholics married to other people when I was conceived. My Mom has an appointment for an abortion but in the end didn’t go through with it because she “felt” someone telling her not to do it. She left the clinic. I know that it was the Holy Spirit speaking to her. My Mother’s first Kids accepted and loved me. My Dad’s not so much. They were and some still are angry and bitter about my existence. However several years ago I began to pray for my siblings. I have since connected with two of them. Like you I forgave my parents. And I am so grateful that God is the God of redemption and reconciliation. I am so glad that you found your missing piece. You are a child of redemption.

  • Sue Rutherford
    July 10, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    What a beautiful story. You have become a part of a most precious family. The Robertsons inspire me, teach me, and give hope to so many people. I love seeing their shows and blogs.

  • Michelle Miller
    July 10, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Wow. Thank you for sharing. I imagine being thrown into the public eye has been an adventure to say the least.

  • Phyllis Godwin
    July 10, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    What a wonderful testimony. Thank you for sharing so openly.

  • Angela Dencher
    July 10, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Oh this has brought tears down my face as I read it. I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a teacher and these words you are speaking are pure truth. I pray you continue on your journey and embrace the wonderful creator we have. He is my best friend and never lets us down. He takes care of us when we don’t even know we need taken care of. He has watched over you from the time of conception and you were created with purpose. I am so beyond happy for you. Sorry, I ramble when talking about God ❤️ Praying for you on your new venture! Slow down, breathe it in and just be for awhile. I don’t know any of you, but from watching this family’s behaviors and fruits I know only good will come of this! Blessed wishes!

  • Carla huff
    July 10, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Love this…welcome to the family child..I am glad you have found them…many blessings…

  • Shannon Gardner
    July 10, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing!! You have such a beautiful story and the way that your new family responded is such a blessing. They don’t all go so well. My husband has a similar, story that only God could have written.. I hope it blesses you. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5sCB36DzU

  • tracy Armstrong
    July 10, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Stunningly beautiful and a powerful testimony of our Savior’s grace and great plan for each of us!

    God bless you all!

  • Crin Rutherford
    July 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I too just this past fall came to know the name of my biological father. It certainly can shock a person to say the least. He has passed, and I will never get to know him. I am so very happy for you all! Let the family fellowship begin!!

  • Denise A Wright
    July 10, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    I love this story even though a lot of us fans of the Robertson clan were like….WHAT? HUH? After hearing what happened and the story behind it, plus the miraculous outpouring of Grace and Mercy on everyone made this story even sweeter. I am happy for all of them, but especially for Phyllis. The big hole in her heart has been filled with the love of Jesus and the love of her birth father. I just have one question, is Phyllis’ birth mother still alive? If so, I hope and pray that she is ok with the wonderful reunion that has taken place for Phyllis and her father and brothers.

    • Coco Pugno
      July 15, 2020 at 8:18 am

      I’ve been thinking the same thing. My guess is that God has orchestrated all of this and if she is still alive she has grace and forgiveness too.

  • Sharon
    July 10, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    This is such a great story. Thanks for sharing. God is great and greatly to be praised.

  • Beverly Michael
    July 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    It’s wonderful that you found your dad, special mom and brothers! You are a blessed family!

  • Stephen
    July 10, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    God bless

  • Angela Dyke
    July 10, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes. I never knew my father and 45 years later, still no clue. I’m so happy for you. God couldn’t have given you a better “other” family. God bless you all.

  • Judith Tovey
    July 10, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    A beautiful story!

  • Jim Kloss
    July 10, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    God is great and ince we understand things happen in his time not ours things become easier. My biological Father passed away before I found him, but from him I found 5 beautiful sisters and their families, for that I’m blessed and thankful. God bless your Famiky for having the courage during these crazy times to continue to spread Gods message that gives us the strength to understand and enjoy each amazing day he gives us and to remind us that hes in control and has a plan. Trust his plan. Thank you

  • Susie Ford
    July 10, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you for your open candor and honesty. What an amazing, beautiful picture of God’s grace. I’m so grateful that you have shared this. You are so right! We get to choose everyday to walk in the Lord’s Grace and in his love for other people. God bless you all abundantly! I look forward to one day meeting you when we all get home with Jesus. ❣️ PS… I just love that your name is Phyllis. Like a female version of your dad’s name.. God definitely has a sense of humor when he helped your parents name you….😁❣️

  • Crissy Oravits
    July 10, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    So happy you have that connection and how heavenly majestic it is to have been given this knowledge to find your dad. What a wonderful family to add to your Christ centered heart ❤️ I wish you complete joy, healing in moving forward. May God’s grace continue to shine upon you in every way.

  • Paula
    July 10, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    So happy for y’all. I watched the Unashamed episode and it brought tears to my eyes. I love the way the whole family has embraced you and your family. God is so good.

  • KENNETH BUTT
    July 10, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    welcome to the Family A LESON OF ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE just goes to say that our god works in the way of the spirit even when we as his children do not no it. The Lords ways are wonderful .

  • Gilda Webb
    July 10, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Great finding a beautiful sister 45 years young. God Bless Yalls family Gilda Webb of Deland, fl

  • Jennifer
    July 10, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Beautiful

  • Lynne Ellison
    July 10, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Blessed be God forever🙏❤️

  • Theresa Adams
    July 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    God bless all of you! I only wish my first son’s natural father had been saved before he died last year. God led me to Himself, a ministry for unwed mothers, and a community of new family in Christ 33 years ago. My son has had it tough, but used to profess Christ as Lord&Savior. I have followed your story, and decided today I will clear my son of some debt he has to me if he will read your story above. His heart is hard toward Christ. Some softening occurred a tad as the Lord led me to discover a significant financial inheritance he is entitled to from his late father, who at first denied him, then did find him later when all his own family had died over the years. He couldn’t bring himself to meet our son. My son’s stepfather now denies Christ, and disowned my son. Please pray for my son Jesse, please. Thank you! Please share this with Phyllis and Phil&Kay.

  • Peggy Deal
    July 10, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    That is just wonderful. I’m glad you are one of our Lords, may he bless you abundantly. Do you have any kids? If so they will have a good grandpa.

  • Sharon Cathey
    July 10, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    So well said! May God’s blessings continue to abound. Thankful for this family receiving you, their love for our Lord, and their consdesire and actions to share Jesus with the worl. God bless you.

  • Kirt Lively
    July 10, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Welcome home Sister !

  • Judy Fife
    July 10, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Beautiful!!!!

  • Amy Jaeger
    July 10, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    As someone who has been through a journey of hate to forgiveness for another human being that caused great harm and hurt, i truly identify with your words that the forgiver is the benefactor. God is certainly using you and your family through all of this. God bless.

  • Terry Holland
    July 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Praise the Lord!

  • Kathy Carson
    July 10, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful❤️🙏🏼🐦❤️🥰

  • Pamela M Hastings
    July 10, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    What wonderful testimony to God’s grace and the ability to forgive that He puts in our hearts. I’m glad you found you biological dad. May you be blessed to be a part of their family.

  • Kimberly Powell
    July 10, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    God is good all the time! Thank you for sharing.

  • Adam Ables
    July 10, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Love it, can’t wait to meet the missing piece of the Robertson Puzzle.

  • Diana Fruge
    July 10, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    God is Good…
    Indeed yes..
    ALL the time💞

  • Todd Eastman
    July 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Truly blessed to have found out the Truth before Phil goes home. Sadly Your “Father” the one raised you must be reeling.
    I Pray this will work itself out as God wants it too. It’s Non of our business but we can Pray for the Lord to make this better.
    I hope this hasn’t damaged your Mother & Father in the Process.
    But Remember the Lord is in Control.
    Gods Bless You , Your Family & The Robertson family as well.

    • Michelle M
      July 11, 2020 at 11:56 pm

      Amen, I was thinking the same thing about the father that raised her, and her mother

  • LARRY E. BOYD
    July 10, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Choosing life, choosing Jesus, choosing forgiveness, what a story of redemption! I felt at home with the Robertson’s that first episode of Duck Dynasty. Someday we will all sit together for dinner with Jesus! I feel the new wholeness in your Spirit! Wow! This is just like Jesus would do!

  • Royce Ogle
    July 10, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Written like a Robertson! Tens of thousands of people like me, one who knows Phil and Kay and the clan and loves them, welcomed you into our hearts the moment we had a chance. Blessings as you enjoy your family.

  • Lorrie Lauchland
    July 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you for all you do. God Bless

  • Melissa Haslett
    July 10, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Beautiful God bless you all on the godly journey.

  • Larry Weaver
    July 10, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Phil! I didn’t meet one of my daughters until she was 42 years old! Now we are great! Love her so much! God blessed me with her and 2 beautiful Granddaughters! I am coming up to West Monroe for the second time! Wish I could pray with you when my wife and I go up! I live in Lockport,Louisiana.

  • Kathy Craig. G & Js girl
    July 10, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    How beautifully written. I am so very very happy & thrilled for you & your “new” loving family. You & they are blessed. Keep looking to HIM. HE will guide you. HE will show you the way.
    What joys you are and will experience.

  • C kelly
    July 10, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Beautifully written very overwhelming story but the story of what the grace of God can do

  • Vince Willman
    July 10, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    This was beautiful! What a testimony for all of you!

  • SAMANTHA ATNIP
    July 10, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    I hear up knowing what a blessing your receiving. I’m so happy for you Phyllis. I’ve been listening to unashamed since you and Tony posted your discoveries. Your situation of finding your dad has shone God’s light into my situation. I couldn’t (can’t) bring myself to walk into another church. But every time I lusten to unashamed God’s word washes my severely wounded soul. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your life. 💛 may God continue to bless you !

  • John Beebe
    July 10, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    What a blessing.

  • Dan Wagoner
    July 10, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    God’s Blessings to you. Thanks for sharing your faith and story. Family!

  • Todd Turner
    July 10, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Powerful testimony!!! I see God in this so many ways. First, a mother who chose life. Second, a step-dad who truly raised her as his own. And finally, a reunion to a family she never knew. God is doing neat things! Also, she’s a powerful communicator! Get her writing more!

  • Charlette Eggenberg
    July 10, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Very similar story regarding my newly found sister. These stories are incredible. I’m so happy that this technology is available for one & all.💜

  • Grady Hamby
    July 10, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    This is a beautiful testimony and God Bless you for sharing it. God’s grace is sufficient to cover our sins Grady

  • Brandon Ables
    July 10, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Beautiful words Phyllis! What an amazing journey that you have & will have with your new family!

  • G Ball
    July 10, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    A beautiful story to witness Gods grace!

  • Nancy Long
    July 10, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I too found my father later in life. My mother remarried when I was 6 so I knew I had a dad somewhere. No one would tell me who he was. For years I carried anger and hate in my heart because I felt abandoned. When Jesus came into my heart I let all the hate and anger go. When my father and I finally met and talked I was so glad for my relationship with Jesus, without that our meeting would not have been pleasant. We had a few years as father and daughter before he was called to heaven. I am so blessed to have had him in my life for the time we were together. I am so glad you found your father.

  • Dr. Bobbi Anne White.
    July 10, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    What a beautiful story, and a beautiful woman!!

  • Dr Bobbi Anne White
    July 10, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Beautiful story and a beautiful woman

  • José Saborio Bravo
    July 10, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Great Phillis. All your friends here in Nicaragua are very happy for you and your new family.

  • Michael Anders
    July 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Phyllis, every time I read something about your journey I am in awe….I appreciate that you shared your story. Precious and wonderful Father, God helped you located him, I know. I remember the story you told at La Fiesta Grande Restaurant that day and what an impact. Keep me posted on your journey and what Father, God is doing. Thank you Phyllis, my friend.

  • Diana Patricia Rivera
    July 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Your history is my history…Praise de Lord for the life and the new family

  • Marge Charboneau
    July 10, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    God is so good ! I as a believer am thankful for the way this turned out and is turning out! All praise to Him.

  • Risa Ratliff
    July 10, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    This is a story that everyone should hear. God took what could have been a mess and used it for His message. Phyllis, your heart for God and sweet spirit made it easy for the Robertsons to open their hearts to you. I hope one day to meet you in person the next time we visit WFR Church. God bless you and prayers for an easy move to your new home.

  • Kerry Esposito
    July 10, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Beautiful and faith affirming to read; the story continues!

  • Kathy McCrory
    July 10, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Phyllis, I am so blessed by your story! I watch Unashamed and have she’d tears of joy watching it unfold. I want to thank you for your willingness to be transparent and allow The Father to use your life as a catalist for healing for what I imagine will be a great number of people. So delighted to hear that you will be living near Phil and your brothers. I hope we will see you again on Unashamed. God bless you richly!

  • Beverly Koski Manning
    July 10, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I couldn’t be happier for all of the family! I’ve known Tony and Phyllis for years and had the privilege to help teach their boys in Sunday School. Grant was the first student I’d ever heard recite the books of the bible in order and record time, as I recall. They were part of our Praise Team and Missionaries. So much I could share, but it all boils down to this. They’re wonderful people, and I’m so glad they’re a part of a wonderful family. Your acceptance is priceless.

  • Lois Topper
    July 10, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    This is truly a story of redemption and love. I am so thankful for God’s radical love that led you and your whole family to this point. May God bless you all as you move forward into the future and continue in His grace! Thank you for sharing!

  • Ken Fisher
    July 10, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Dear lady, that is the greatest testimony, you could have ever written. I have always had a great respect for Phil. This makes it even greater. Bless you all, may your days together give you all great joy. Have a great time together, with your new, old family you have found.

  • Gail Ann Cantlon
    July 10, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Phillis you are truly an incredible addition to my favorite family. God knew he would bring all of you together in his perfect timing!!!! I feel as though I know the Robertson after spending my mornings watch the podcast and YouTubing all the speeches given by your brothers and dad. I loved reading about God’s precious gift! You to such a Blessed Family!!!! God Blessed me with all of you!!! Thank You.!

  • Sherri white
    July 10, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I know that you are in a loving family that loves God first and I am so happy for you and Phil My prayers are with you and the family

  • V Biggs
    July 10, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    awesome! Forgiveness is love at it greatest!

  • Pamela Willeford
    July 10, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you for your beautiful story that honors God above all.

  • Linda Beatenbo
    July 10, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Praise God! Such redemption! Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

  • Cathy Aguirre
    July 10, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    This is such a beautiful story! It’s so refreshing to see a family come together in love, acceptance and just pure joy in finding out that Phyllis exists! Miss Kaye is a Saint. The love in her heart for Phyllis is from Jesus. You Robertson’s inspire me and I never miss a Podcast. I love to watch Duck Dynasty! It’s so entertaining. I wish y’all only God’s best in the future. So glad Phyllis is moving close to Phil, Kaye and all of you!! In Jesus name…

  • Kim Morrissey
    July 10, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Such a beautiful life story. God’s hand has always been in every aspect of each one of your lives, even when you weren’t aware of one another. But, God always knew. So happy for you all, to start making great memories together now. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings.

  • Vicki H
    July 11, 2020 at 12:11 am

    I needed to read this. I have a lot of anger towards my family that I’m working through. I pray all the time for Jesus to give me the strength to forgive, but it’s been slow going. Intellectually I understand the value of forgiveness, but I still struggle with these flare-ups of bitterness. I guess it wouldn’t hurt so bad if I didn’t love them so much. I feel like God lead me here to this article to show me that there is hope that my family’s situation can end well, too. Thanks for sharing.

  • Polly A Naviaux
    July 11, 2020 at 12:38 am

    What a beautiful story. Clearly, God was in the details of Phyllis finding her birth father Phil, and the way the entire Robertson family welcomed, loved and acceptes her. I have great admiration for the Robertson family, love them dearly, and now you too Phillis. God Bless you.✝️🙌❤💯

  • Robert Rich
    July 11, 2020 at 12:49 am

    What a profound truth you shared. There are untold millions that need tis in the world we live in. This can fit lives in many different experiences. God bless.

  • Shannon Stone
    July 11, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Its just wonderful that you and your real father could reunite after so many years its truly a testament to Gods glorious plan I wish u peace and happiness as u both get to know each other May the Bless u both

  • Jacqueline Earls
    July 11, 2020 at 1:24 am

    I know it was a huge part of your lives that you can never get back, but Im so happy you have found each other. God is good!!

  • Angelique
    July 11, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Beautiful, what an excellent example if God’s love, permeating through us.

  • Jodie Bullock
    July 11, 2020 at 2:51 am

    Hi Phyllis I live in Australia and when I saw your story, I thought it was absolutely wonderful, you finding your Dad and family. God has blessed all of you. I hope we hear from you more too.

  • Jacqui Hickey
    July 11, 2020 at 3:22 am

    This is such a moving situation! Phylis How blessed you are to finally find the round peg to fit your round hole! Thank you for sharing! May God continue to bless you and the whole Robertson family!

  • Sally Fish
    July 11, 2020 at 5:44 am

    Bless you all as you share in this new adventure God has revealed to you all.

  • Thomas Petrowski
    July 11, 2020 at 6:22 am

    amen so happy for you .You are blessed to have a great family. May you all be happy and blessed by the best Amen .And please keep the faith Amen ..

  • Robert Nowogorski
    July 11, 2020 at 6:25 am

    I know you guys aren’t perfect, but everyone I read something or see something from your family, I am proud to be your brother in Christ. When I found my biological father it didn’t go as well for me. So to hear about the reception the Robertson’s gave you makes me happy. All the more reason the world needs to see this Christian family on TV being the examples you are. Bring back Duck Dynasty on a network that deserves you!

  • Jeff Miele
    July 11, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Love it!
    Only God could bring love joy and peace through a messy life circumstance

  • LeeAnne Fusaro
    July 11, 2020 at 6:47 am

    I think this is such a wonderful and uplifting story! So glad you found each other!

  • Tracy Flores
    July 11, 2020 at 7:07 am

    This testimony is beautiful. Lord knows I needed to read this. Prayers for continued healing!

  • Jade Eddington
    July 11, 2020 at 7:17 am

    Welcome Home Phyllis. I pray that you and your new family have many years to spend catching up the time that was lost. Phil is a tell it like it is guy and I think that is what the public; certainly myself, love about him. I watched the podcast where he discussed his first few minutes with you and I could just almost see that tenderness you brought out in him. I love that he called you little girl. That made my heart melt for you a little. It certainly brought a tear to my eye. I pray all good things for you and your family in the present and in the future. I may not get to meet you on this planet but I will see you at the rapture my sister in Christ. God Bless

  • MARTHA ANN COLEMAN
    July 11, 2020 at 7:38 am

    You are truly blessed to be a part of such a Godly and Loving Family, and they are Blessed as well!!! You enjoy your new parents, In-laws, Nieces, Nephews and greats!!! You are such a lovely Person!!!

  • Marlo Dotson
    July 11, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Wow! What a wonderful outcome from a sinful beginning!
    ❤🙏❤🙌❤
    May God bless you all as you get to know one another, grow closer as a family & grow closer to God.
    ❤🙏❤🙌❤ 🎉🎉🎉

  • Kim Hayes
    July 11, 2020 at 8:05 am

    What a blessing. This has blessed me reading this beautiful morning. Thank you for sharing.

  • Michael Hart
    July 11, 2020 at 8:45 am

    We all can learn from this that we serve a mighty God who is there to release grace, healing and restoration to those suffering from emotional hurt and disappointments. We serve a mighty God whose arms are always extended in love towards us.

  • Vickie LaRue
    July 11, 2020 at 9:26 am

    God bless you and your Family. I have followed this Family for a long time and I truly believe they are a Light to this dark world. You are so blessed to have found your earthly Father and to know that he is a Father who is likened to God himself. A man after God’s own heart. ❤️

  • Reid Bradsher
    July 11, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Love this story, Phyllis and the whole Robertson family are true inspirations and examples of God’s grace and Love.

  • Lisa McIntosh
    July 11, 2020 at 9:50 am

    This is truly beautiful.

  • Jill Pilgreen
    July 11, 2020 at 10:06 am

    What a wonderful and moving story!! You are blessed to have the opportunity to meet and know your family!! Praise Jesus for He is good!!

  • Victoria Perez
    July 11, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful story , many blessings to you and your family. I find strength in the Robertson family and now I find strength in you. It’s such a blessing to have a real family to look up to, receive encouragement and draw closer to God just by watching all the Robertsons. It’s funny, because so many people look to your father as a father figure including myself . He speaks the Word into our life’s everyday and it just doesn’t get any better than that!

    • PASTOR Eric Bernadyn
      July 12, 2020 at 4:42 am

      Good word
      Jesus will never let us down, life may make us weary but Jesus Will Never Let You Down just trust him .

      • Margie
        July 12, 2020 at 5:29 pm

        Thank you for sharing your story, Phyllis. God is good! We recently discovered my husband has a different father. Thankfully he grew up with his real father but didn’t know the entire time and now he’s gone. We’ve run into impossible road blocks in his family history and it’s frustrating but we know that our Heavenly Father is most important. Also, thank you Lisa and Al for hosting your sisters story!

  • Julie Ceselsky
    July 11, 2020 at 10:25 am

    PRAISE GOD, well spoken & thank YOU for sharing!!! ONLY God could & promises to make “ALL things work together for good for those (ONLY) who love Him & are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28)!!! And, God’s PERFECT timing to have this GOoD news when we need it most in the middle of a pandemic & ALL else that’s going on! 😇

  • Zachary
    July 11, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Unbelievable! Your faith and strength in an unknown time is powerful. I pray God will grant you time with your family and that this next chapter of your life is the best one yet.

  • James Hawkins
    July 11, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    I couldn’t think of a better blessing than to find out you are the family to the Robertson’s. I have two hero’s in my life. The Apostle Paul and Phil Robertson. Both were very bad men til the Holy Father changed their lives. I was once as bad as them if not worse until the Almighty made me into the man of God I am today. I watch and read everything Phil teaches. He has helped me grow in my faith in God and in myself. Phil and his family are a true gift to this world.

    • Timothy R.Schultz
      July 11, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      Grace covers the multitude of our sins. It’s by grace are ye saved. Thank God for his Amazing Grace. Tim Schultz

  • Laurie Privet
    July 11, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    I have been watching this family live their lives for some time now, oddly I kinda feel like they are family, as I know them so well. I am not surprised that they all rallied around and welcomed you in. So welcome to the family!!!

  • Cheryl S
    July 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    I too have recently pieced together my biological background. My birth mother had a brief encounter with my birth father then began dating another friend in their circle. She thought he was my birth father and listed him on my birth certificate. They decided to give me up for adoption at birth, as they weren’t prepared to raise me. Flash forward 50 years and while trying to figure out my background, I was able to figure out who my biological parents are. My bio mom died at 50 from cervical cancer – which is definitely good to know, but my bio dad is alive. After the initial shock of my exhistance wore off (and he finally believed I wasn’t scamming him, lol), I have discovered a whole new side of family. Now, if we can start traveling again, I can fly to meet him in Tennessee from California! Blessings and prayers to you and your wonderful family!

  • Allen Maria
    July 11, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you for your God-gifted words of grace and encouragement. I was adopted at birth from the Philippines, and just last year found my biological mother and 5 siblings at 51 years old. It’s been such a blessing to add them to my family, as all of my adoptive family has passed
    away. Apparently, I was a product of rape. That was hard to deal with. But I too choose to believe that my life has purpose and that God has chosen to make something beautiful from something horrible. I love your gift for writing and hope to see more from you!

  • Laurie Uebbing
    July 11, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    In 1990, I met my biological mother for the first time. When she looked at me for the very first time, her eyes went cold. I’ll never forget it, she was polite, but, I was the only child in a family of 6 that looked like her. She began having children at 17, the first girl, she gave up for adoption. The next 3 kids she kept, but, left them in Foster care while she slept her way around and bar hopped. The man who signed the papers for me to be adopted was a convicted criminal, who 2 years before I was born, threw my birth mother down the stairs when she was 8 months pregnant, and the boy only lived 7 hours.
    She finally had the last boy, and gave him away as well. Three of us were lucky to get better homes, the other three survived Hell from living with people who only cared about money from taking in other people’s children.
    When I met the 3 siblings who stayed with my birth other (no adoption), they rejected me because I didn’t grow up with them. I should have said the same thing to them!

    50 years after my birth, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour! It’s a wonderful feeling to be that loved, when humans will toss you aside like garbage. My adopted family were so kind and loving, I was very lucky.

  • Kim Williams
    July 12, 2020 at 5:03 am

    What. a Beautiful story of Gods redemption and Love ❤️ A perfect example of How He uses all things for good for those who love Him. Thank you for sharing your story for His Glory !!

  • Michael M Deaton
    July 12, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Treasure each other

  • Melodie and David Truluck
    July 12, 2020 at 6:15 am

    When I read these words, “When we allow that truth to frame our emotions, we allow the Holy Spirit to work in the situation and turn what the enemy meant for harm into a powerful story of faith, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Otherwise, we become bitter and carry the heavy weight of unforgiveness.” I was strongly moved by the Holy Spirit. For my life first, and then for the men that my husband and I minister to. Men who are re-entering from prison, men who the majority of the time no one else will take in. We see every day where the devastation of their past and their responses have created the opposite, lies framing their emotions, and the consequences of that choice. I will be quoting you, with this statement, for years to come, Lord willing. There are so many that need to witness God as real and personal and is still very at work in the lives of His children. as well has what a proper godly response to life situations are. Thank you for all for sharing your life and testimonies of the love and redemption of our Lord, Christ Jesus.

  • Angie pierre
    July 12, 2020 at 8:34 am

    I’m from monroe Louisiana I met my biological dad two years ago hearing phyllis’s story reminds me of my story. I would love to connect to Phyllis to have someone to share our stories together

  • Daniel c McGuire jr
    July 12, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Phyllis God Bless you and your Family. I wish more people would believe in God and know his love in faith..When i heard this story about you I believed in you. I think you will make a great Robertson Family member and God Bless

  • Jackie Cooper
    July 12, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Thank you for sharing and Loving God. All of you are truly blessed and your love for all people just shines through. I would so love to be in your circle of friend but I know that time will come in our heavenly Father’s arms. Please pray for a reconciliation in my family.

  • Beverly DuBerry
    July 12, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Thank you, Phyllis for sharing your story. What a great spiritual family you have found and who has found you! May God continue to bless all of you!

  • Jill Mlinar
    July 12, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I never knew my bio dad growing up. All I knew was his name and what state he was from. Through Ansectry DNA in 2017 I found a family member who sent me on a path to find my dad. Long story short, DNA testing proved he was my dad. I have 1/2 siblings and a beautiful extra mom. God has blessed me with all I ever really wanted to know about myself and more. I’m 58 yrs old and my dad is 81. I pray we have lots of time left to grow together in Christ. Congratulations Phyllis, God is good all the time and all the time God is good

  • Larry Spencer
    July 12, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    He doesn’t hide the fact that he was a sinful man in the past. But has given up those ways and started living for the Lord. If you were to read the Bible you would learn that God forgives you for your sins as long as you don’t repeat them.

  • Janel
    July 13, 2020 at 12:16 am

    I really hope you took that same long look in the mirror before you made that comment. Phil follows God’s Word and when God calls something a sin then it is in fact a sin. Phil doesn’t judge, God does.

  • Michael Roddy
    July 13, 2020 at 6:04 am

    Your blog post just brought tears to my eyes, a hard thing to do to a man like me. The Lord has softened my heart through listening and keeping up with your Father, Phil, and has also motivated my heart towards Him and my own family. Your story has blessed more lives then you will probably ever know. Soak up the wisdom of your earthly father while you can….he gets it from the Most High =)
    Blessings,
    Mikie Roddy

    • Karl Janzen
      July 15, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Good words, Michael.

  • Rita Buckner
    July 13, 2020 at 6:47 am

    We have all done things in our life that we are ashamed of. But when we ask God into our hearts his Grace and blood washes aways those sins and they are forgotten. If men were only that forgiving.

  • Michelle R
    July 13, 2020 at 10:48 am

    It concerns me about the lack of feelings towards the father and family who raised her.

  • Donna
    July 13, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Such a beautiful story of forgiveness, love and redemption. So happy they found each other and enjoy being family. God bless the Robertson.

  • Jeff Costa
    July 14, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Hey he did adultery when he was a no christian.maybe u should find more about his life .before u saying stupid stuff

    • Debbie Prestage
      July 15, 2020 at 11:22 am

      Gods timing is everything he knew exactly when this needed to be revealed that’s the beauty of it, Gods love, grace and mercy is such a wonderful thing. I’m so glad y’all found each other and that y’all are sharing this awesome story to others.
      Please keep my family in your prayers

  • Elsie Clark
    July 14, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    He was a sinner. He is now saved. Maybe you need to take a look in the mirror about judging 🤔

  • Charles M Deosdade
    July 15, 2020 at 8:52 am

    I am not a deeply religious person. I do believe that there is a master plan and that God has you in that plan. He has given you a chance to be part of a wonderful family .I’m sure you enjoyed life growing up with your adoptive family. Now you have two loving families to share their love with you. You are blessed as my family has been for over 50 years. Enjoy God’s fruits.

  • David Howington
    July 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

    The A&E channel wanted to show the world a bunch of stupid southern rednecks. What they did was add strength for Christians everywhere. The Robertson’s are a very loving Christian family. I’m happy for all of them.

  • Carinda
    July 15, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Thanks for sharing.
    Your heart is full of love and that is good because our God is a loving God who is a redeemer of souls.
    We as Christians are a new creation in Christ therefore we must look forward to our heavenly home living as best we can guided by the Holy Spirit each and every day.
    Don’t listen to the naysayers who do not know forgiveness, and hold onto bitterness,
    God has a mighty way of restoring that which is lost by Satan‘s deceitful ways in our sins, thankfully we could call upon the Lord Jesus Christ as our savior and lord and he gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us into our future with him we have a relationship that continues to grow into eternity together.
    God bless you and keep you in his loving and comforting arms and may you be with a family that is following Jesus from now on to we come into eternity together as children of God.
    Our lives are a sacrifice to give him glory for he is our Almighty God and he deserves all the praise that we can give him each and every day thank you for your blog and sharing your testimony and your love for Jesus!!

  • Carinda Sue
    July 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for sharing.
    Your heart is full of love and that is good because our God is a loving God who is a redeemer of souls.
    We as Christians are a new creation in Christ therefore we must look forward to our heavenly home living as best we can guided by the Holy Spirit each and every day.
    Don’t listen to the naysayers who do not know forgiveness, and hold onto bitterness,
    God has a mighty way of restoring that which is lost by Satan‘s deceitful ways in our sins, thankfully we could call upon the Lord Jesus Christ as our savior and lord and he gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us into our future with him we have a relationship that continues to grow into eternity together.
    God bless you and keep you in his loving and comforting arms and may you be with a family that is following Jesus from now on to we come into eternity together as children of God.
    Our lives are a sacrifice to give him glory for he is our Almighty God and he deserves all the praise that we can give him each and every day thank you for your blog and sharing your testimony and your love for Jesus!!

  • Marc Stauffer
    July 15, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Marc Stauffer
    Isn’t it amazing how God can even use the darkness of our sins to bring light and love into the world. It is so encouraging to see how this event in life is bringing forth a wellspring of love, forgiveness and redemption and it is all to the glory of God. Embrace one another and show the world that we are all fallen , but Gods love, forgiveness and assurance is there for all of us. Blessings as you go forward in this new relationship! – Marc

  • Faith Hope Wilson
    July 15, 2020 at 10:30 am

    It’s was amazing to listen to the podcast and now read Phyllis’s blog. What she said about sadness, grief and disappointment being a part of the seasons. I relate & amazed how you made the choice to give it to god. After 10 yrs of marriage my husband was arrested for child pornography here in California in front of his job. Getting that phone I couldn’t believe it & had no idea he was living a double life. We have two kids and went to church and his dads a pastor. So when you said to give it to god I knew I had to totally surrender to the truth and god which god is truth and my strength. My name is Faith Hope & at this moment I hated my name cause I thought how could god allow this to happen to my kids that’s all I thought. But god is good and this world is broken. I don’t want to carry that anger and disappointment and sadness. Cause what my ex-husband did he did by his own free will and god will deal with him. Thank you Phyllis for being so brave on your journey & having so much Faith. Your an inspiration.

    Love & blessings to all.

  • Maria
    July 15, 2020 at 10:35 am

    The most special paragraph began with “a casual relationship led to my birth.” These words (and those following) are powerful. Wisdom has been found in this, and I wish we could share it with others before they take such “relationships” so casually. I have been guilty of this as well, and would never cast stones. The glory is that the mother chose Life. How many don’t, and miss this opportunity for a beautiful life in the world? May our dear Lord bless you and your family.

  • Carol Smith
    July 15, 2020 at 11:12 am

    God is SO good!

  • Brenda Jackson
    July 15, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Thank you for sharing & reminding us that we are not perfect;but Jesus made it possible ! I’m glad for your new family member!God Bless!

  • Bonnie Markel
    July 15, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    God bless you in your walk with Christ and in your new family. Love the Robertson family and miss seeing them on tv and how the episode always ended with a prayer. We sure need more of that!! In Christ!

  • Robert Todd
    July 15, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Just a Big Shout out to you Phyllis… God set you on the right pathway, directed you in every step. A broken Heart can be one of pain and suffering … The Lord died of a broken heart, therefore He knows how to mend one. I just wanna your testimony uplifts me, and I know that the Lord Jesus has Greater Things for you to do in the Future !
    Now, you just gotta join the boys out in the swamps and tame their egos !!!!
    God Bless…
    Robert Todd

  • Karl Janzen
    July 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    I love how our God is a redeemer. He can make gold out of anything if we just give it to him. God bless all of you!

  • Karl Janzen
    July 15, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Time for a new cover on The Women of Duck Commander. LOL!

  • Paula
    July 15, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    God is so good!
    Thank you Phyllis for sharing your journey with us

  • Thirza Cousins
    July 15, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Our Savior God is EVERYTHING His Holy Word says. He is Omniscient and Sovereign.. and He knows in advance who will love Him, His Son Jesus, and who sincerely has a heart for Him.
    Therefore His Promises are Truth to us
    and He takes our mistakes and turns them into miracles. You are one of His miracles from before the time you
    were conceived He gave you to Jesus, and the rest is history. I know first hand how Great our God is… and you are another living testimony of that. Continued blessings and more miracles I pray for the Robertson families and beloved friends in Christ Jesus. 🙏🕊🙏

  • Julia Jackson
    July 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Think this sums it up.
    “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what
    temptation means. This is an obviously a lie.
    Only those who resist temptation know how strong it is.”
    — C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

  • Betty Dickson
    July 15, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I wish I had contacted my biological father like you did. As a young child I knew something was different about who my father was but in our family the issue was never mentioned. My mother died when I was 11; when I was 12 one of my aunts told me who my father was. My reaction was to cry without knowing why. Being from a very small southern town I knew the man but had no idea we were related, After my mom died I moved around, living with first one relative then another. I did not try to contact or talk to my father. I realize now that I was afraid of rejection. My mother had married a brute and had several children by him. They divorced and I am the results of an affair she had with a much younger man. Fast forward to me getting married very young and having children of my own. Still having feelings of not belonging anywhere, I went to a counselor. We uncovered that the reason for my distrust of men was based on no contact with my father. When I finally found the courage to contact him, I discovered he had died. To help heal, I wrote him a letter venting my anger, disappointment in him, and letting him know that I turned out to be a really good, intelligent, Christian woman and that he had missed out on so much by not getting to know me. Had DNA testing been available then as it is now I can only wonder how different the outcome would have been for me. I learned that my father wanted to have a relationship with me but his wife forbade him to have any contact with me as a child. How sad for both of us.
    I’m so happy for you, and your new family. I rejoice with you that your heart has healed and that you are surrounded with love. God truly works in mysterious ways. While you have a new life going forward, I have my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I learned to lean on the Lord and I worked my butt off to keep my marriage and family together. My prayer as a young mother was that God would let me live to see my children grown. Christ has faithfully opened the heavenly gates and poured out His blessings so abundantly on my life, I could not ask for more. My children are all serving Jesus – my greatest joy!
    Thank you for sharing your story with us. My God continue to bless the Robertson family.

  • Donna Nickey
    July 15, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Wow thanks for sharing amazing story of your life. I just wish all cases were just as good as yours. Thankful your mother chose life also. There is so many unloved children in the world. Again thank you for sharing your life for us n forgiveness. We all can use forgiveness. We mess up every day. God forgives us all the time. We will never be perfect till we are spending time with our savior. Blessings to you n your new relationship.

  • Terri Byers
    July 15, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I’m so very moved by your post Phyllis! Your love and graciousness is a great example for all that will read about this. Our Great God forgives us all when we call upon His Name! That includes those who wrong us. I’m so very grateful for both of your hearts! I’m so very thankful you found each other!

  • Helene E. Schmidt
    July 15, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    God always has a plan… Now, Phil and Phyllis are family. Did her biological mother raise her and give her that name or did her adoptive parents give her that name? Either way, you can see His hand behind bringing them together with a little “God wink”. All the best!

  • Linda Goss
    July 16, 2020 at 12:05 am

    A beautiful testimony,Phyllis. Your story and the choices made by your Mama and Phil both then and now show us that God’s timing and his forgiveness are there, always. He can and will forgive if we ask. What a blessing both you and your family have received in finding and accepting his grace.

  • Wanda Towe Higgins
    July 16, 2020 at 10:02 am

    You ARE and Will Be LOVED! What a blessing!!! We can’t wait to meet you more on the Unashamed podcast. Don’t let any naysayers steal your joy! God had a plan for all of you, and you are living that plan. May God’s rich blessings be poured out on Phil and sweet Miss Kay and ALL of you that are lucky enough to be family or considered family. Virtual Hugs to you and yours! 🙂

  • Mark lamons
    July 31, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Boy did I take heat by being a fan! Of course I acknowledged that it was a “show” etc. my life experiences including years in Public Safety has afforded me an “eye for authenticity”. No matter what the producers tried to do authenticity shined right through! The Unashamed podcast has validated everything I thought! I rejoice with this family and collecting of what has become a hidden treasure in their lives. A sister and nut just a sister of flesh but moreover of God! His was are not ours but WOW! I do love to see His plans revealed!

  • Linda Collins-Borrelli
    August 1, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Completely Awesome! May you enjoy years together as a family. My husband was contacted by a son he never knew. While my husband was serving in the US Navy over 40 years ago, a young man who has blessed our lives was conceived, created by God on purpose to touch us and be part of family. Isn’t Our Jesus amazing!!! Best to ya’ll 🙌🏼

  • Bryan West
    August 3, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Inspiring!

  • Monica Batts
    August 5, 2020 at 7:38 am

    I can’t believe some of these comments, although I should, the world is evil. He does not judge, he simply points out the truth of what the Bible says. But SOME PEOPLE can’t handle the TRUTH!! Yes, he got saved and then backslid and made Phyllis, every single soul that repents has some sort of backslide whether it be with selfishness, anger, addictions, lust, greed, etc.. I think some of y’all are missing the big point of forgiveness in this story. If Phyllis was to think and act as some of y’all are in y’alls comments, do you think she will be free as God wants her to be, or do you think she will be drowning in her bitterness and anger and all the other “fruits” of not obeying God and not being a forgiving human?? I personally think she would be miserable! Some of y’all are only looking at this from one angle. Read your Bible more and y’all will see God and His Truth all through this story. This is who He is!
    Thank you so very much for sharing your story with the world. This is such a gorgeous example of Christ, the Father, and His word! I love the Robertson family and you, Phyllis, are just another beautiful addition to it! I can’t wait to read more of your blogs and stuff and get to know the newest (female!!) Phil Robertson offspring!
    From one of y’alls biggest fans!

  • Jerrell haynes
    August 7, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    None are righteous ,no not one ,save Jesus who alone made us free of guilt & shame because He alone took that burden to the grave for all us sinners, because He wanted To follow His fathers desire to keep his children from one who wished only our destruction ,so lets .Remember that that love is able to cover all the mistakes we so foolishly chase after, for so many wrong reasons, thanks be to God we are set free!Therefore hold to the good with all your hearts,Love to best of your ability ,never look back In regret because the plan was to teach us to see Love as the greatest power & gift in all this life we so foolishly living. We do suffer most from lack of understanding that God is doing miracles everyday, but we close our eyes,& refuse to hear His words, Love on brother & sisters for great is our reward to come, joint inheritors with Christ of everything is so awesome I tremble at the thought! To be called God’s sons & daughters is even more awesome! However the greatest of all is God so LOVED us that He was Willing to die that we could live! The imposable solution was found to us not loving Him! Now is the time to love Him back!!

  • Brad
    August 12, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Incredible how cruel and judgmental so-called “Christians” can be. To those who deemed it okay, or even necessary to condemn Phil, I have a question: Think back. Is there one skeleton in your closet? One thing you would NEVER want to come to light? One thing of which you are ashamed? We all know the answer. The answer is “of course!” I praise the Robertson clan for having the courage to be so transparent.

  • Sunshine R Rey
    August 17, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    I found Duck Dynasty on the TV app tubi and yet again enjoyed watching this family often finding myself giggling during some of the episodes and it led me to look up and see how this awesome family is doing and the current projects they’re involved in. I’ll be buying all of the books from the different family members, I know through this family I’ll get closer to where I need to be in Christ, don’t get me wrong I read my Bible, watch and listen to some of the Christian leaders on TV & radio however I know I’ll enjoy getting closer to what Christ wants for my life through this family and the way they share Gods word and their own testimony. Thank you Robertson family. This story in her words is so touching from her point of view, she is a true follower of Christ. This family is blessed to have Miss Kay and we are blessed to have the redemption she was able to help bring forth in her husband through her loyalty, dedication, patience and seeking the word from the preacher who was able to shine Gods light for this beautiful couple Kay and Phil Robertson so that they could shine Gods light for their children who are now bringing Gods light to all who want it. Thank you for all you do and congratulations on the latest additions to your family. Can’t wait to get the Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible, Al and Lisa’s books, Korie & Willies Strong & Kind. It would be awesome if the Duck Commander ladies did a blog on Christian women fashions for different stages in a woman’s life. They have great fashion sense. Thanks again and congratulations Robertson family stay strong in the Lord.

  • Ashley Kelly
    August 17, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Marsha Kay Robertson is a saint without her love, dedication, loyalty, forgiveness in the Lord our Jesus Christ none of this would have been possible. Lets pray for the biological mother the siblings and father who raised her as his own hopefully those lifelong relationships have not been damaged by any of this and hopefully Miss Kay doesn’t have to endure a relationship with her mother through all of this, that would be way too much to ask from any woman. God Bless you all and the biological mother and this woman’s other father. Men who can stand up, love and accept a child to raise them as their own are also saints, unless of course the bio mom was sleeping with him and Kay’s husband at the same time, in that case the other father may have thought she was his the whole time.

  • Brian montes
    August 26, 2020 at 10:09 am

    The journey of life leads us down different roads. I was at a family funeral
    A poem was read it is called the dash!
    It’s the mark between the day you are born and the day you die, ( meaning what did you do with your life during the time god gave you) ?
    Every Pearson on Gods green earth will answer for there dash. Remember that
    It truly is that simple.

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  • Terri
    September 13, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I listened to the UnAshamed podcast, and Phyllis mentioned that she didn’t understand how the grace God had extended to Phil’s family had fallen upon her all of her life even though they did not know each other. Well, I do know why. Since Phil became a Christian (coincidentally right before her birth) I am CERTAIN that, daily, as he prayed for his family, especially his children, to KNOW THE LORD and for God’s grace to be upon them, that OF COURSE God knew Phyllis was Phil’s child….so He honored those prayers.

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