A few weeks ago I spoke on a panel addressing dating, relationships, and all of the craziness that comes along with love. I thought I was prepared to address every possible question, but when someone asked me what were the things I wish I knew before I got engaged, it took me a moment to gather my thoughts. I hadn't thought about that before, but there were a plethora of things … [Read more...]
30 Year Old Virgin: Why I’m Waiting For Marriage To Have Sex
Four years ago, I can clearly remember committing to sexual abstinence. Up until my 30th birthday, I was officially a 30-year-old virgin. While this may be shocking for some, I know A LOT of women were in the same boat with me. I struggled with sharing my story, because of people's doubt and disbelief. Then it dawned on me that I'd be remiss not to give all the glory to God for … [Read more...]
10 Songs I Guarantee You Will Hear at a Wedding this Year!
Looking for the top wedding songs to play on your special day? Summertime and living the life is easy. The weather is warmer, nights become longer, and love is on full display in the form of weddings. Having jumped the broom last summer, I must say something that can make or break a wedding, is music. Top Wedding Songs You're Sure to Hear at a Wedding Make Sure to Have … [Read more...]
Poet Janette…Ikz No Longer Waiting And Shares Her “When God Said Yes” Love Story
Janette Ikz, a poet, was also praying for a man to love, just like other single women out there. Loving a man is one of the most memorable experiences a woman could ever have. But, the road to having that someone in a woman's life may be tough, and most women are willing to take on that path, even if it means they're simply waiting. Here, you'll learn how Janette Ikz found her … [Read more...]
Time is Running Out! 10 Things We’re Going to Miss Dearly About the Obama’s Marriage
[tps_header]Can we stop time? This can't be happening. Am I the only one not mentally prepared to say goodbye to the end of an era? For the last 8 years our new normal has consisted of a Black president and Black first lady. We have literally lived through Black history. It pains me to say this, but I don't think we'll ever experience this again (hopefully I'm wrong). One … [Read more...]
5 Things to Start Your New Stepfamily Off on the Right Track
I am the poster child for blended families. By the age of 13 both of my parents had remarried, causing me to go from being the only child to having three brothers and three sisters. My life dramatically changed, and it took awhile for me to catch up. I've witnessed the good, bad and ugly of blended families. In retrospect, we were all just winging it because there isn't a … [Read more...]
Chicago Style Love; How to Recreate the Obama’s First Date
“On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.” -Pres. Barack Obama Last week, I had a chance to check out Southside With You, which was released in theaters last weekend. After watching it, I fell in love with my president, first lady and sweet home of … [Read more...]
To Join Your Husband’s Church or Not?
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." Matthew 19:5 One would interpret the scripture above as encouraging a man to leaving HIS lifestyle. However, on many occasions when a couple jumps the broom, the wife is expected to leave her church and join her husband at his place of worship. If you're a … [Read more...]
She Lost Her Husband. He Lost His Wife. Both Widowed, They Found Each Other.
In 2009, Jessica Moreland lost her husband to a motorcycle accident. Jordan Rice lost his wife in 2011 to cancer. Jessica wasn't interested in marrying again until she met Jordan. Their love story of loss, love and triumph is one that only God could have written himself. Find out how Jordan popped the question to Jessica, and their advice to young widows. How long have … [Read more...]
10 Things Your Mom Needs to Hear You Say This Mother’s Day
It never fails. Every Mother's Day, my local radio station plays Tupac's "Dear Mama" and Boyz II Men "Mama," and I ball my eyes out. My mother is my soft spot, my comfort place and God's gift to me. However, sometimes I drop the ball in letting my mom know how amazing she is. But these days I'm all about "flowers for the living." Here are 10 things my mom needs to hear me say … [Read more...]
Love’s Sweet Song; One-on-One with Married Duo RAII and Whitney
Vocalists and off-Broadway actress Whitney Keaton knew singer and songwriter RAII was the one for her. It was confirmed when RAII heard a voice in church say, "That's your wife." And in August of 2010, they became husband and wife. And now, once you see them on stage together, it's evident that they were destined to be together. Their love for music and each other has allowed … [Read more...]
10 Comments That Needs to Be Eliminated from Your Marriage Right Now!
Words are powerful, and sometimes we say things we don't mean. Is it okay? No, but we're human and it happens. However, there are certain comments that should never be said in a marriage. Here are 10. "I want a divorce." Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." (Mark 10:9) If you're married, you already know at some point your marriage will become … [Read more...]
Dear God: Where’s My Baby?
Dek: With every pregnancy announcement—and trust me, there have been plenty—I found myself slipping further into depression and confusion…But I learned to live in the now. It’s funny. I’ve been trying to write this post for a while now. I was even disguising my feelings, by initially naming it: Dear God: Where’s My Next Blessing? However, I know God has called me to be a … [Read more...]
5 Things Women Crave in the Bedroom and Your Wife Wants Them All
Related: These 4 Things Are a Beast in the Bedroom and Your Husband Wants Them All For married couples, sex is beautiful and pleasing to God. Also, the marriage bed is undefiled (Hebrews 13:4). However, the marriage bed can be boring and uncreative. This is especially true if you add work, bills, children, and anything else that fights for your attention to the mix. The … [Read more...]
Wives: 5 Curiously Weird but Sexy Things that Turn Your Husband On
R. Kelly may have given us "12 Play", to give couples 12 guaranteed ways to get in the mood, but we already knew about those typical actions. Well, YOU guys already knew. I was only 9-years-old when "12 Play" was released (1993). Newsflash ladies: our imperfections apparently make us perfect. I'll spare you a pedophile joke about R. Kelly, even though "Age Ain't Nothing But A … [Read more...]