Sarah D. Henson, daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, recently announced that she is divorcing her NFL linebacker husband Robert Henson after four years. On her personal website, the bishop’s daughter asked for prayer while explaining that her marriage was ending.
Henson, who reportedly leads the Women’s Ministry at The Potter’s House in Dallas, spoke about building her ministry on being a good wife and trying to make things work before ultimately deciding to go through with a divorce.
“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, http://www.sarahdhenson.com. “As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot.”
While Henson admitted that she received counseling and prayed about her situation, she seemed firm in her decision to end the marriage. The bishop’s 24-year-old daughter said she felt her reason for divorcing her husband was biblical.
“After professional counseling, and prayerful consideration I have decided to end my four-year marriage,” Henson 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.”
One blog’s comment:
We really wish that the church, of all examples in the world, could show an example of truly keeping it together. We know that pastors, bishops, evangelists, choir directors, pastor’s wives and even the the pastor’s children are human. It just kills us to see the big show of events they put on for these weddings and the leaders of the church can not keep the home in tact. Its a crying shame and we are saddened by it yet frustrated as well.
Indeed, why can’t they keep it together?
I know a family where the wife, whose husband cheated on her and left her to live with his mistress for a month, took him back; they’d had four kids together, and she wasn’t throwing it all away… They had several happy, faithful years together, after that.