Brad says he hasn't spoken to his father in three years. The two men stopped speaking after words were exchanged during a heated family dinner. Now, Brad and his wife, Christie, are searching for a way to mend the broken relationship. Watch as Bishop T.D. Jakes helps Brad find the right words.
Some people try to control their family environment. That's the wrong course of action, Bishop T.D. Jakes says. Instead, he says, your family should teach you how to love the imperfect and crazy. Watch as T.D. Jakes reveals why the family is love's gymnasium.
When people hold on to the toughest moments of their past, they're shortchanging their futures, Bishop T.D. Jakes says. Watch as Bishop Jakes delivers a speech so powerful, it almost brings Oprah to tears.
Bishop T.D. Jakes' discussion about children and their expectations of their parents strikes a nerve with Oprah. Oprah says she's had to learn to meet people, including her own mother, where they are and love them at the level they can receive it. Watch as Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes explain why fixating on your ideal family could harm your relationship with your real family.
Have you ever felt that you don't receive enough love and support from your friends and family? Well, Bishop T.D. Jakes says, you may be a '10-gallon person' with a large capacity for love. Watch as Bishop Jakes explains what happens when someone with 10 gallons of love to give is born into a family of people who have pint-size capacities.
Casey says that six years ago, she had a brief emotional connection with the ex-boyfriend of her sister, Carrie. Since then, the two sisters have not spoken. Watch as Bishop T.D. Jakes gets to the heart of the issue, which goes all the way back to their childhood, and uncovers what's causing their pain.
Oprah is joined onstage in Dallas by Bishop T.D. Jakes for one of the world's most social experiences on television. Together, they will discuss the definition of family and share ways to bring families together again.
For children raised without fathers, there is a hole in the soul many try to fill with promiscuity, drugs and other unhealthy behavior. However, Bishop T.D. Jakes says, there is a way everyone can fill it in a positive way: by giving what you didn't get. Find out how, he says, fulfilling that role for another fatherless child can help heal your own heart. Plus, learn how to become a father when you didn't have one yourself.
Too often, fatherless children go on to have fatherless children. Bishop T.D. Jakes says there's one way to break this cycle: talking about it. Learn about three ways we can start the conversation with men who have trouble opening up. Then, get Bishop Jakes' powerful definition of what unconditional love truly is.
Aveion Cason is a former NFL running back who spent nine seasons playing in the pros, and he grew up fatherless. Yet when Aveion had a son of his own, he was absent from his child's life, continuing the cycle of fatherlessness. They reconnected for the first time in nine years on 'Oprah's Lifeclass.' After the show, Aveion; his son, Aveion Jr.; and the boy's mother, Brandy, all made brave choices. Get an update on how they are doing today. Then, find out why Bishop T.D. Jakes says too many women use their children as a switch to punish fathers.