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TD Jakes' Daughter Admits to Being a 'Mess' After Divorce, Talks Redemption
Christian Post ^ | October 2, 2012 | Christine Thomasos

Posted on 10/08/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT by Gamecock

Sarah Jakes, daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, announced in August that she would be divorcing her NFL linebacker husband Robert Henson, and is now speaking about how she is overcoming the tough times associated with the split.

Jakes, 24-year-old who leads the Women's Ministry at The Potter's House in Dallas, first broke the news of her divorce on her personal blog, www.sarahdhenson.com.

"I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be. For quite sometime I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home," Henson wrote on her personal website, www.sarahdhenson.com. "As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot."

Over one month after revealing that her marriage to NFL free agent Robert Henson was over, Jakes wrote a new blog post about having overcome the hardships in her life in order to give a testimony to God's people.

"This time last year I was preparing an introduction for my father at Woman Thou Art Loosed that would change the very essence of who I am. A year later and I have experienced many highs and lows, but I haven't faced anything as devastating as who I was before I gave in to that small still voice," Jakes wrote on her personal website. "I, nor anyone who knows me, would have ever imagined that I would stand before a crowd and speak from the heart about who I am, what I've done, and how God used me anyway. When I spoke last year at the conference I spoke about what I did and what happened TO me, this year I will stand a living testimony about what I discovered was IN me."

Despite the hardships that Jakes has been facing after deciding to split from her husband, the bishop's daughter said it is important for her to share her story with people.

"A part of trusting Him, for me, means being honest with the people He has placed me in front of… From the moment thousands heard my reality or read my blog there has been one consistent message: transparency… It is the desire of my heart to always remain the most authentic version of myself, to never lead a life that suggests there was no need for the blood shed on Calvary," Jakes wrote. "I will not choose to live a life where I lead people to a God, I can no longer access for myself. I truly believe his strength is made perfect in my weakness. I will constantly live a life displaying my weakness and vulnerability so I can tell you about the strength of our God."

Jakes was not afraid to list all of her shortcomings, and spoke about being redeemed by God despite her decisions in life.

"So here I am….teen mom, divorcee, preacher's kid, daughter, sister, book lover, writer, chef, part-time comedienne, smart mouth, mother, friend, food lover, and television enthusiast…good and bad this is what I have to offer… I may look like a mess on paper, may not be much to look at yet, but He still trusts me with this genuine message," Jakes said. "I am not perfect, I am not always right, I do not always handle things the right way, and I have certainly had my fair share of struggle, but I am redeemed."


TOPICS: Current Events
KEYWORDS: christians; divorce; pastor; redemption; ybpdln

1 posted on 10/08/2012 3:31:38 PM PDT by Gamecock
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2 posted on 10/08/2012 3:39:59 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
I can understand her being star struck and as much as I love the game of football, I would caution my daughter to be very careful about getting involved with a professional football player, especially a middle linebacker. It's a position known for requiring mean men who tend to be playboys.

I wish her the very best.

3 posted on 10/08/2012 3:44:12 PM PDT by fso301
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I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be.

So much for a Christ centered ministry.

4 posted on 10/08/2012 3:44:12 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
So much for a Christ centered ministry.

There was likely a whole lot of forgiving that she was having to do in her marriage. Hence, being a good wife and mother was part of her trying to live a Christ centered life.

5 posted on 10/08/2012 3:47:54 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

Her words. Not mine.

Biblical ministries focus on the Christ part. Not what I am doing.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 3:53:40 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

are you equating Jakes with those other yahoos?


7 posted on 10/08/2012 3:58:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Yes.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 4:00:31 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Could you identify these guys. I recognize Rick Warren, but who are the others?


9 posted on 10/08/2012 4:01:27 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Nifster

T. D. Jakes is fine with abortion. He supported Hillary, I have no doubt he supports “The Won”.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 4:10:41 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: SeaHawkFan

Sure!

L-R: Bill Hybels, Robert Schuller, Perry Noble, Ed Young Jr., Rick Warren

(Think I got that right....)


11 posted on 10/08/2012 4:10:54 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
She needs to attend a grief recovery weekend put on by people who have experienced the same kind of grief.

Beginning Experience, a peer facilitated weekend for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one

12 posted on 10/08/2012 4:18:44 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Gamecock
Jakes, 24-year-old who leads the Women's Ministry at The Potter's House in Dallas, first broke the news of her divorce on her personal blog, www.sarahdhenson.com. "I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be. For quite sometime I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home," Henson wrote on her personal website, www.sarahdhenson.com. "As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot."

She's 24 years old. Got married when she was 20. That's "quite sometime".

13 posted on 10/08/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Gamecock

I’ll have to disagree with you on Ed Young, Jr.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 4:27:41 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Alex Murphy

The wisdom of youth.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 4:28:37 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: SeaHawkFan

Disagree with that being him in the pic of deserving to be in the pic?


16 posted on 10/08/2012 4:30:10 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Nifster

If he doesn’t I will. He’s absolutely in the same crowd.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 4:34:06 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Nifster
"are you equating Jakes with those other yahoos?"

If he doesn't I will. He's absolutely in the same crowd.

18 posted on 10/08/2012 4:36:36 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Last year, she wrote about her decision to give birth at 14-years-old in a blog titled “Guided Home.”

http://www.christianpost.com/news/td-jakes-daughter-asks-for-prayer-amid-divorce-from-nfl-player-81373/#RyF5jiUmAVjO8G9e.99

T.D. Jakes to Franklin Graham: Apologize to Obama

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bishop T.D. Jakes, a Dallas megachurch pastor who will be preaching at Lakewood Church during Memorial Day weekend, is calling out Franklin Graham on his his hesitancy to accept Obama as a Christian and asking he apologize for casting speculation onto the president’s faith.

http://blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/05/t-d-jakes-to-franklin-graham-apologize-to-obama/

http://exministries.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/bishop-t-d-jakes-president-barack-obama1000.jpg


19 posted on 10/08/2012 4:43:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Gamecock

A new pic. I don’t recognize all the faces. Leftmost, and middle individuals, who are they?


20 posted on 10/08/2012 4:48:07 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.)
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To: Lee N. Field

Never mind, I saw it.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 4:59:00 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.)
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To: Gamecock
"For quite sometime I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home," Henson wrote on her personal website, www.sarahdhenson.com. "As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot.""

I want to thank you for (indirectly) substantiating the Catholic Church's requirement for priestly celibacy. Like priests, mothers and wives cannot give sufficient time to both a ministry and a family.

Peace be with you.

22 posted on 10/08/2012 5:07:31 PM PDT by Natural Law (Jesus did not leave us a Bible, He left us a Church.)
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To: Nifster; Gamecock
are you equating Jakes with those other yahoos?

They at least profess to be trinitarians. Jakes takes it down to a whole 'nother level.

23 posted on 10/08/2012 5:13:19 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Gamecock

I think Ed Young, Jr.’s theology is sound.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 6:37:55 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

He might be. I lifted the image from elsewhere.

One thing of interest though is his church’s definition of the Trinity: “He has eternally existed in three personalities...”

Personalities?
Might be reading to much into that. Or not.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 7:14:29 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Three persons = three personalities. It’s not like he is preaching to a bunch of theologians.

You should have included Joel Osteen rather than Ed Young, Jr.


26 posted on 10/08/2012 7:20:48 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Gamecock

TD Jakes is not a Gospel Preacher. He preaches for filthy lucre.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 7:26:19 PM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: SeaHawkFan

Three personalities=mental illness.

That’s the problem when a pastor tries to redefine something that Christians have agreed upon from the beginning.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
One thing of interest though is his church’s definition of the Trinity: “He has eternally existed in three personalities...”

Personalities?
Might be reading to much into that. Or not.

It's possible they're just really sloppy.

There's a storefront church in town who includes this in their homegrown SOF: "We believe in one God, Creator of Heaven and Earth. This one God has revealed himself to man as The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ...Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are titles of this one God."

???

29 posted on 10/09/2012 8:57:57 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.)
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To: Lee N. Field
It's possible they're just really sloppy.

True. But it is a huge church. Plus I expect more precision from the Southern Baptists.

As far as the storefront church, it kind of reminds me of the saying that the more you try to explain the Trinity in human terms the closer you slide towards heresy. This kind of sounds like the analogy of the Trinity being like vapor/liquid/frozen water. Not exactly since those don't exist simultaneously at the molecular level.

That's why I am a Confessional Christian. Show me what you beleive the Bible teaches. I'm not impressed with churches that tout believing the Bible and only the Bible. It can take years to figure out what they believe the Bible teaches, and then vary greatly between Pastors.

30 posted on 10/09/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by Gamecock
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