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Sister Interview: Sarah Jakes Roberts

Sarah Jakes Roberts grew up in the spotlight. As the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes her teenage insecurities were fueled by living in the public eye. She became pregnant at 13, had her baby at 14 and began her parenting journey. Now the mom of 6 with her husband Touré Roberts, Sarah is maneuvering the life of a blended family while co-pastoring their own church in Hollywood, CA.

In this episode Sarah’s life experience is evident. Her wisdom is clear as she talks through how to find your place as stepmom (and how to support your children’s stepmom), what it means to teach kids about healthy boundaries through living in overflow, and the need to “forgive and remember” in order to prevent entering into familiar yet unhealthy patterns. Her tone is warm and her words ring of truth. You can tell she wants the best for women and uses honesty about her own life as a starting place to talk through choices and responses.

This transparent conversation with Sarah is quintessential Open Door Sisterhood because it is both practical and inspirational. You will leave feeling understood, spurred on to do better, with some practical approaches to facing the uncomfortable in order to thrive. This isn’t a show about skimming over the issues, but rather recognizing the pain that might be hidden and how it informs our decisions today.

You can connect with Sarah at her website or on Instagram or Twitter.

Listen to our interview with Sarah here.

A few things mentioned on the show:

T.D. Jakes

T.D. Jakes’ church, The Potter’s House

Sarah’s new book Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable

Ardell eyelashes

This Is Us

Lawry’s Seasoning Salt

Classic Southern Fried Chicken

One Church Los Angeles


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  • Katherine Jones April 3, 2017, 4:40 pm

    So much wisdom and goodness packed into this episode, loads of practical guidance for doing life and relationships in a more godly way! Good, good stuff. Thank you!

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