When you’re feeling stressed out about the kids, what do you do? If you’re Karen Clark-Sheard, you enjoy a little retail therapy and a good chat with a close girlfriend.

This is precisely what the first lady did during a taping of BET’s “The Sheards,” while hat shopping with, and confiding in her “mentor,” Pastor Debra Morton.

“I’m stressing about the kids, so I’m shopping with one of the most phenomenal women in our churches today,” said Sheard during a reality TV confessional. “She’s my mentor. Her advice is always rich and sound advice.”

Struggling to adjust to the reality that her daughter Kierra wants to move out and her son, J. Drew wants to go secular, Sheard relies on Morton to help her make the shift.

Morton, who is Senior Pastor of the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, can relate to all Sheard is going through.

Just like J. Drew, her son, PJ Morton, decided to pursue a secular music career. He is now signed to Lil’ Wayne’s Young Money label.

The wife of Bishop Paul Morton also knows a thing or two about releasing a daughter to go out on her own as well.

“They want to separate from me and you don’t know the kind of world I’m in right now,” said Sheard, expressing how difficult letting go has been for her.

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