Category: Marriage

Marriage Blues: Unhappily Ever After

Marriage Blues: Unhappily Ever After
Editor’s note: The author has requested to remain confidential. All I ever wanted was to be a good wife and mother. I had no idea it would leave me feeling resentful, lost and depressed. I met and married my husband after a very short courtship. I was head over hills in love, and I knew... Read more »

After President Trump: 5 Things Black Men Must Do NOW

After President Trump: 5 Things Black Men Must Do NOW
By Morris Brent Based on the devastation of yesterday, here’s my 5W© solution for the BLACK MAN: 1. Now, more than ever, you will need a strong black WOMAN by your side, as she is the foundation of the family. You will need a Queen with whom you can love, be loved and create a... Read more »

Great Sex Won’t Keep Him, But These 6 Things Will

Great Sex Won’t Keep Him, But These 6 Things Will
By Yanni Brown I’ve had the most interesting conversation with some awesome men this past week. I love gleaning from their wisdom when it comes to sharing their thought provoking points of view about relationships. While we know that men and women are very different when it comes to what’s needed in a relationship but... Read more »
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Summer Love: 6 People Who Will Make You Cringe

Summer Love: 6 People Who Will Make You Cringe
By Zondra Hughes Summer love brings out the best and worst in lovers. These are the six most common relationship personas that are bound to make you cringe. Check it out. 1. Side-Chick Shannon. Cheaters often misguide their mistresses with the following lies: He’s married but not in love.  He’s living in the same house... Read more »

Soft is the New Boss: What Beyonce & Ayesha Curry Do Right

Soft is the New Boss: What Beyonce & Ayesha Curry Do Right
By Deya “Direct” Smith I am here for Ayesha Curry & Beyoncé at the same time. Why? Because at first glance, they may come across as polar opposites at least in terms of how they present themselves to the world, but from where I sit and write, they have mastered the game of softly working... Read more »

If Love is to Survive, Men Must Learn How to Forgive

If Love is to Survive, Men Must Learn How to Forgive
By Okera Hollis Recently I sat on the Six Brown Chicks’ panel at the Black Women’s Expo to discuss relationships. It was quite the discussion for myself and the five other men who sat beside me to speak to an audience filled with women. While all of the questions were interesting, there was one question... Read more »
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Jonathan Jackson: My 5 Truths About Marriage

Jonathan Jackson: My 5 Truths About Marriage
By Jonathan Jackson A few years ago I was out having a meal with my sweet daughter and she asked me: “How many girlfriends did you have before you met mommy?” I almost dropped my glass. I’ve come to love these little talks with my only daughter, Leah, the only girl of my three children.... Read more »

After my Divorce, Every Area of My Life Was Damaged--But I Survived

After my Divorce, Every Area of My Life Was Damaged--But I Survived
By Khalid Scott Prior to my divorce, I heard folks say that “divorce is death for the living,” and never was a statement so true. After the divorce, EVERY area in my life was DAMAGED (spiritually, financially, emotionally, physically and mentally). I lost long-term friendships who sided with my ex-wife based on lies and then... Read more »

Pastor London Royal and 1st Ladies Declare War on Divorce

Pastor London Royal and 1st Ladies Declare War on Divorce
 By Deborah Olivia Farmer Event: London Royal, 1st Lady of Lifeline Church, invites women of all ages to the free “Winning Women’s” event that will take place at Lifeline Church, 1321 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero, IL., on this Saturday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m. Dynamic women of God from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs scheduled to appear include: Anna Hannah –... Read more »
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Top 5 Reasons Why the Sex Strike will Fail

5. Netflix & Chill. How likely is a successful sex strike, when a man can hit up a lonely old flame on social media--at the height of cuffing season--and invite her over for a little Netflix & Chill? I'll wait.
We’ve suffered many days of heartbreaking violence here in Chicago, and I am down for anything that would bring it to a halt. But the sex strike is not the way to go. Yes, women banding together to withhold sex until men stop the violence makes an awesome plot for a movie. But taking this... Read more »