T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes have been married for 30-years, which is an accomplishment when considering the shaky status of marriage right now. They shared about how they’ve been able to stay together.
In a recent interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” the Jakes couple was very open about what has kept them together. When asked by Oprah about the lasting power of their marriage, Serita Jakes said,
“Lots of communication, lots of talking over the phone when he’s traveling. As he’s evolved, I’ve had to evolve with him, and so, instead of being left behind, when he goes out into the world, he comes back and he tells me about everything.”
T.D. and Serita Jakes were married in 1981and have 5 children together. They have experienced difficulties together that has helped them to come closer. Almost six months into their marriage, the couple suffered through a devastating car crash that left doctors unsure if Serita would walk again.
“I think it enriched our marriage in a lot of ways,” Bishop Jakes said. “It was very difficult to go through. I prayed for her, I took care of her, I cooked for her, I washed her hair, taught her how to walk, literally. I stood in front of her and said you can do this and taught her to walk again.”
“It brought us together in a way – we have an unexplainable connection, unexplainable connection. I guess at the core, we’re friends…I know that she is for me.”
Source: Breathecast | Jessica Brooks