Posts in category "Complication"

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me
By Kym B. “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ― Napoleon Hill And... Read more »

The One Relationship Red Flag You Can't Ignore

The One Relationship Red Flag You Can't Ignore
by Toya Nicole Anytime you enter a new relationship, whether it’s a business partnership, friendship or relationship you should always proceed with caution and be aware of any red flags. As it relates to dating, a red flag that I don’t think should be ignored is dealing with a man that has too many female... Read more »

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom
By Nicole Harding Thirty years ago, I became a 15-year-old mom. Even as I type this it seems unbelievable to me. Fifteen? Mom? Where would I get the strength to raise a baby and, well, finish raising myself? I made a mental pact in those first few days of motherhood:  I would be strong and... Read more »
Advertisement:

#Ferguson: Iyanla Vanzant is Coming

#Ferguson: Iyanla Vanzant is Coming
“My heart hurts for the family of Michael Brown and the citizens of Ferguson. In the wake of this tragic death, it is my responsibility as a mother, grandmother and teacher to show my support and to offer the community a chance to share its story with the nation,” Iyanla Vanzant said on yesterday in a... Read more »

What Do YOU Want?

What Do YOU Want?
By A Comeaux In the past week I’ve had a few conversations and arguments alike all hovering around the debate of what people want. The expectations set on us by others, the secret desires that our fears keep us from pursuing and the dire need to ‘be accepted,’ all play vital roles in our lives.... Read more »

Scandalous Love: Truth about Mary Jane and Olivia Pope

Scandalous Love: Truth about Mary Jane and Olivia Pope
Editors note: We’ve invited new bloggers to join our team. This little gem is from Jean Usen. Tell us what you think! Drama is Dressed to Kill and She Plays for Keeps By Jean Usen The heart, mind and spirit of a woman are her very essence. Drama creates a rift in that essence and... Read more »
Advertisement:

Love & Sex: 10 Things Women Want You to Know

Love & Sex: 10 Things Women Want You to Know
Expectations about dating, love, and sex are so hard to communicate in these high-tech times, so without further ado, here are 10 things women want men to know. (Feel free to add to the list!) I am worthy of healthy love and unbridled passion.  Don’t skimp on either. Please settle your ‘pending’ divorce/separation/break-up before pursuing... Read more »

I Love Scandal, But I'm NOT Olivia Pope

I Love Scandal, But I'm NOT Olivia Pope
By A Comeaux I love Scandal, but  I if said this on Twitter the #Gladiators would snatch my wig! Here in the confines of my online blog, I will tell you my true feelings. (*Insert smirk with a side eye.) We, African-American women, are proud that we have a well-spoken, educated, attractive and fiercely dressed woman in an elite... Read more »

Memoir: The 2 Faces of a Preacher's Wife

Memoir: The 2 Faces of a Preacher's Wife
By Toni J. Spearman The 2 Faces of a Preacher’s Wife is a memoir of an ex-pastor’s wife who struggled with her identity as a woman, a first lady and a child of God. It details a journey of childhood abuse that resulted in her embracing an alternative lifestyle despite the teachings of the church... Read more »
Advertisement:

Are His Circumstances Complicating Your Relationship?

Are His Circumstances Complicating Your Relationship?
by Gina B. If you’re over 35 and in the dating world, you truly understand the meaning of “it’s complicated.” I have a few friends who married in their twenties.  When I attended many of those weddings, I remember thinking that the bride and groom were very young – almost too young – and wondering... Read more »