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Selena Gomez Turns to Abstinence Pastor TD Jakes; Swearing Off Sex?

Selena Gomez posted a photo on Instagram this morning of her with Pastor TD Jakes, a prominent proponent of sexual abstinence. (Photo: Instagram)

Selena Gomez posted a photo on Instagram this morning of her with Pastor TD Jakes, a prominent proponent of sexual abstinence. (Photo: Instagram)

Selena Gomez had an emotional morning. She posted on Twitter that she cried twice today (Oct. 12) while visiting Pastor TD Jakes at The Potters House, his evangelical ministry in Dallas, Tx.

“This morning at bishopjakes The Potters House. Unbelievable message. Had me in tears. Thank you Bishop,” Gomez wrote on Twitter.

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She also posted a photograph with the Bishop on her Instagram account.

“This morning at @bishopjakes The Potters house. Unbelievable message. Had me in tears. Thank you Bishop for reminding me why I should always keep going,” she wrote in the caption.

Gomez, who turned 22 in July, has had a whirlwind year that began when she fired her parents as her long-time managers in a bid to control her own destiny.

She was also put through the ringer by on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber, who seemed to toy with her emotions.

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During their time apart she also went on a wild birthday vacation with UK model and noted party girl Cara Delevingne.

The spent quality time together on a yacht in St. Tropez. Selena was spotted swimming virtually nude with Cara.

Delevingne also posted Facebook photos of them in bed in their underwear. Selena had her leg draped over her.

Then, she was back with Bieber on a romantic vacation. But the wheels came off during Paris Fashion Week.

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Justin was spotted at an intimate dinner with Kendall Jenner and flirting with other women.

Justin Bieber posted this photo with Selena Gomez before they broke up at Paris Fashion Week. (Photo: Instagram)

Justin Bieber posted this photo with Selena Gomez before they broke up at Paris Fashion Week. (Photo: Instagram)

Selena un-followed him on Instagram shortly afterward, a move widely interpreted to mean they were off-again.

Since 1996, Jakes and his wife have operated The Potter’s House in Dallas, a non-denominational megachurch that has a staff of 50 and a 5,000-seat auditorium. The church is said to have about 14,000 adherents.

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Jakes is well-known in political circles as well. He joined President George W. Bush in 2005 to tour the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Jakes also led an early morning prayer service for President Obama in Washington, D.C., according to NBC News.

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The pastor, who preaches an up-lifting version of the gospel based on faith and a positive outlook, threatened to sue rapper Young Jeezy for using a partial recording of a sermon in one of his raps.

The fact that Selena turned to Pastor Jakes suggests she may be having some difficulty emotionally.

Jakes is a strong advocate of abstinence and has spoken out on the subject on a variety of shows, form “Good Morning America” to “Dr. Phil.”

Selena once pledged to practice abstinence until she married, but Justin has bragged about taking her virginity, which may explain why she is so attached to him.

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Since she kicked Bieber to the curb again, she may want to renew her pledge to abstinence as well.

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