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Love and Relationships: How to Develop Good Communication


I think people have a misconception that when you get married, you have arrived. In fact, I think we believe that about everything. We don’t see life as a constant but as a destination. So, we want to get out … Continue reading

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What does God say about Common Law Marriage?


13 For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to … Continue reading

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Thandie Newton Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse


Thandie Newton Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse. In many cases, people tend to ignore that sexual violence, emotional and sexual abuse can take place in a “professional” environment. I believe that Thandie’s story requires us to pay attention not only … Continue reading

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Entertainment Today: Lil’ Wayne, Meek Mills, Nicki Minaj, and Sex With A Grudge


Not every black person knows about the story of Emmett Till. In fact, I am going to be honest and say that I have confused the story of Emmett Till with Medgar Evers. As I have heard both stories, what … Continue reading

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Stalking Stuffers: What You Can Do To Disappear When You Are Being Stalked In Stages


Let’s be completely honest, either you have been a stage one stalker or you have been stalked at the stage one level at some point in your life. When people are soul-tied, emotionally connected to one another, who may not … Continue reading

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Slurpees, Bait, Wifey and Other Names that Boys call Girls!


“I’m gonna save you- You’re going to be my wifey.” This is all I hear throughout high school. I never thought about it too much. I really looked at it as an honor. Like really I’m wifey type? But then as me … Continue reading

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How to parent a homeless child- Communication


How to parent a homeless child- Trust was the first in a series of blogs that I am writing to help parents who have suffered economically to build relationships with their children. This blog affectionately titled The Parent Lounge when … Continue reading

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Dinner with the Pastor – Recap


Yesterday, I attended Dinner with the Pastor at Kingdom Life Empowerment Temple. Kingdom Life Empowerment Temple is at 6203 Baltimore Ave, Riverdale Maryland. It is next to the Wachovia (on the same side) and at the nearest intersection of East-West … Continue reading

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How to hold a family meeting


Once a week, people all over the world sit down for a family meeting. As seen on television, this is where families get to share their feelings, confess their sins and find solutions to problems. Unlike television however, is the … Continue reading

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How Women Can Develop Friendships I


“If you’re the kind of person that is always griping about how much you give to others it is highly truthful that you haven’t given enough, or at least as much as you think you have. If you are saying that … Continue reading

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Can parents choose their child’s friends? Part TWO


Teach them how to critically think and to make a choice about who they want to be connected to instead of them just falling in where they feel they can be somewhat accepted. Be your friends parent always. In addition, … Continue reading

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Can parents choose their child’s friends? Part ONE


The other day, I was having a discussion about friend choices with my teenage daughter, age 14.  She was sharing some things about various friendships that gave her legitimate concern. I have heard only two extremes on the issue. Parents … Continue reading

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How to Hold a Family Meeting


Once a week, people all over the world sit down for a family meeting. As seen on television, this is where families get to share their feelings, confess their sins and find solutions to problems. Unlike television however, is the … Continue reading

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Does your Mother control you? Part Two


While we were talking I mentioned that in my relationship with Cobie, we had an issue with my mom who had put her input where it was not asked. And then I realized that much of my thoughts and expectation … Continue reading

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New Blog Schedule Part Two


*Read New Blog Schedule Part One to get the rest of this joke. Enjoy your blog! :) Okay, wait let’s try this again. *Clearing Throat* I have lived independently for too long and now I will merge both persons into … Continue reading

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11 Questions about SEX that you should ask – part four


Here are the last two on the list of 11 Questions about SEX that you should ask… Enjoy! 10. Do you have a disease? – To some degree many of you did not see this coming as the last question … Continue reading

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11 Questions about SEX that you should ask – part two


Let’s continue… 4. Are you willing to compromise? We all have relationship non-negotiables. Compromise is a word that sometimes makes women feel degraded or voiceless. When women compromise many times it is for the good or happiness of someone else … Continue reading

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11 Questions about SEX that you should ask – part one


Today I want to talk about sex. Sex, Sex, Sex, that three-letter word that still makes people who have it cringe. It is a very sensitive conversation for many people. As Christian people who are single we often are scrutinized … Continue reading

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4 things to think about when dating for casual or life partnership (part three)


4) Time- I admit it, I’m spoiled. In my relationships I’m used to my man going to hang out with his boys only to miss me at some point and come home (to me). I am used to being the … Continue reading

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Whip my Hair! Part One


I think every little girl is excited about the new “Whip my Hair” song by Willow Smith. It is amazing that this song, performed by a nine-year old, is the hottest thing in the clubs right now. With my long … Continue reading

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