*Sarah Jakes, daughter of the renowned Bishop T.D. Jakes, announced this past August that she and her husband, former Washington Redskins linebacker Robert Henson, were getting a divorce.
“I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and mother I can be. For quite some time I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home,” Henson wrote on her blog at www.SarahJakes.com. “As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot.”
Now the 24-year-old Jakes, who heads up the Women’s Ministry at her father’s ministry, The Potter’s House in Dallas, is acknowledging that she really had a tough time emotionally after splitting from her husband. In a new blog post, Jakes explained that sharing the heartache of her marriage ending is a testimony she hopes can help God’s people.
Read the full blog post here.
*Bishop T.D. Jakes may have to deal with a bit of church criticism since his daughter just announced her divorce from Robert Henson after four years of marriage.
Also a leader in the ministry, Sarah Henson posted the announcement on her website, asking for prayer. She cited “multiple infractions” as reason for the break up.
This isn’t the first time the Women’s ministry leader has rocked the Christian world.
While she and Robert have a child, she also has another from a previous relationship. She was 14 when she gave birth for the first time.
Regardless of what anyone may think, Sarah claims that both her and her children’s safety is being threatened. In her letter to the public, she was sure to reason her decision with Biblical backing.
“After professional counseling and prayerful consideration, I have decided to end my four-year marriage,” she wrote. “There are biblical grounds supporting this decision and I have attempted every other recourse but after multiple infractions over the course of the union, and for my personal safety and that of my children I have come to this painful decision.”
After all that was said, she asked for prayer and privacy.