Pregnant at 13: Sarah Jakes Shares Her Story in New Book

By: Krystle Crossman
Sarah Jakes grew up in a home where you were expected to be a completely moral person that always obeyed religion 100% of the time. She is the daughter of Bishop TD Jakes. The pressure of this stereotype of being the daughter of a man of the cloth may have gotten to her, causing her to rebel at a very young age. She has now written a book called Lost and Found on her lost childhood including getting pregnant at the very young age of 13.

Pregnant at 13: Sarah Jakes Shares Her Story in New Book
When she found out that she was pregnant she said that all she could think about was the fact that she was going to be in trouble. She was too young to realize the complexity of the situation and realize what this was going to do to that new little baby that she had created. Then came the hard part of telling her very religious father. She couldn’t bring herself to do it and her sister ended up writing a letter to her parents to let them know what was going on. She said at first they were devastated as any parents would be upon finding out that their barely teenage daughter was pregnant. But then her father realized that he had to practice what he preached and supported Sarah as best as he could. He knew that it would not look good to his congregation if he turned his back on his own daughter during her biggest crisis so far.

Sarah went on a small downward spiral after the birth of her son. She said that she started giving it away to every guy that she met and had no self-respect for herself. She then finally decided that this was not the way that she wanted to live her life. She ended up marrying NFL linebacker Robert Henson but they were divorced after four years. She has had a daughter since then and wants to make sure that she is not pressured in any way to be something that she is not just because she is Bishop TD Jakes’ granddaughter.
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