Growing in the church and discovery she’d be a teen mother was one of the most challenging moments in her life.
She talked with theGrio about her pregnancy, losing faith, being angry with God and her new book, “Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life.”
“I was terrified,” Jakes told theGrio talking about before she told her parent’s about the pregnancy. “You have this idea of ‘I’m going to get in trouble,’ like ‘I’m going to be grounded forever’ because you have nothing else really at that point to compare it to.”
Her parents couldn’t fathom the words. Her sister told their parents after discovering a letter she left in the mailbox to tell the family.
“My parents were speechless. I mean, my father was a preacher, who speaks for a living, and he was speechless,” Jakes said. “And that’s when it dawned on me that this was so much bigger than being grounded. [I was] bringing a life into the world and while I certainly had other options, whether abortions or adoptions, there was something inside of me that said I could do it.”
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Daughter of T.D. Jakes Talks Being Angry With God; Pregnant At 14 was originally published on praisecleveland.com
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