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.
Bishop T.D. Jakes says it's not the lack of love that stops an estranged father from reconnecting with his child. It's rejection. To reconnect, Bishop Jakes says, every father needs to 'court' his child. Find out why he says courting a child is not about hanging out, but rather that it means discovering what it's like to be your child. Plus, Bishop Jakes offers advice for overcoming generation gaps.
Author, film executive, preacher and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin took the stage before 'Oprah's Lifeclass' taped with Bishop T.D. Jakes at MegaFest 2013. Watch his inspirational message about being a student in the school of life and the rewards reaped from taking responsibility and having faith.