Mega pastor T.D. Jakes’ daughter, Sarah D. Henson, recently shocked the Christian community when she announced her pending divorce from her NFL husband of four years, Robert Henson. The leader of the Women’s Ministry at her father’s famed Potter’s House church in Dallas, Texas, took to her personal website to discuss her decision and ask for prayer during her transition.
“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. As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot,” she wrote. Although Henson acknowledges that she prayed and received professional counseling in an attempt to rectify her marriage, there are biblical reasons supporting her decision to leave. ”After professional counseling, and prayerful consideration I have decided to end my four-year marriage. 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.”
The 24-year-old concluded by asking for privacy and prayer during this challenging time. ”Now that it is made, I would ask for privacy while I navigate through this difficult season in my life so that I may now concentrate on being the best parent for my children possible.Thank you for your prayers.” This is not the first time Henson has shared personal information about her life. Earlier this year, she discussed whether or not she felt she’d let her parents down when she became pregnant at the age of 14. She said, “I think I did. I mean, I knew they had high expectations for me as their daughter and I felt like I did let them down but the grace of it all is that we have a faith that teaches us no matter what you’ve done, there’s always a way back onto the right path…”