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According to, Sarah Jakes, daughter of the renowned Bishop T.D. Jakes, announced this past August that she and her husband, former Washington Washington Football Team linebacker Robert Henson were getting 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 blog “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.

Robert Henson & Sarah Jakes

“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. “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.”

Jakes wants her honesty to inspire and help others who may be facing obstacles in their own lives.

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