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Love Thyself

For any of us to be happy in any relationship, we first must be happy with ourselves.  Same rings true in love.  In order to receive or give love, we first must be able to love ourselves.  Loving ourselves is a phenomenal epiphany that happens over the course of lifetime and formulates as we begin …

Satisfaction

        When did self-satisfaction become paramount over self-dignity, self-respect, and the sanctity of marriage and relationships?  USA Network’s new show Satisfaction depicts the story a married couple who have become complacent and distant in their marriage.  He is an over-worked investor who is questioning his purpose in life while barely spending anytime with his …

Thankful Thursdays!

I can not begin to tell you how THANKFUL I am for my parents.  In today’s world where there are many single, separated,  and blended families, who by the way are doing exceptional jobs in raising their kids, I have been blessed to have my parents married and under the same roof my entire life. …

#AskBrotherWord – Together Alone

BrotherWord, Really not sure what to do.  I don’t want to be labeled as the cheating husband, but what do you do when your needs aren’t met at home.  And I’m not talking about physical needs, not to say that isn’t a problem too, but the connection on a mental and emotional level it takes …

#AskBrotherWord – Keeping Secrets

Hi BrotherWord, I’m desperate and I need help ASAP.  I’m supposed to marry my fiancé in 2 weeks and as it gets closer, my anxiety is rising.  I’ve been keeping a secret that I’ve been living with for 17 years that I haven’t shared with anyone.  My mother doesn’t know, my friends don’t know, and my soon-to-be husband …

Marriage Material *Bonus

Yesterday, one of my readers questioned whether or not they were Marriage Material.  It’s a bit alarming the rate at which divorce happenes these days and with marriages falling apart daily, it’s easy to understand why so many have lost faith in marriage.  As I expressed previously, marriage isn’t broken, people are, and as such, we …

Ask BrotherWord – Marriage Material?

Hi BrotherWord, I’m in a peculiar situation.  Every woman, including me, dreams about meeting her Prince Charming, being swept off her feet, having a dream wedding, and living happily ever after.  That fairytale sounds nice, but the reality is much different.  No matter what I do or where I look, I have yet to meet …

3s Not a Crowd

Every marriage hits a speed bump and inevitably there is some sort of discord.  How do you get over the hump?  What if you cannot?  Sometimes, unfortunately, infidelity happens and affairs take place, but what happens when you leave your husband, fall in love with another man and then realize you miss your husband?

The Power of Love

1Corinthians 13:4-8 – Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, …

U, Me, and We – Past, Present, Future

  “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.” ~ Author Unknown Heard a topic recently about “Recalculating Your Route” and it began me to think about what happens when history spoils the gift and ruins the mystery?  As creatures of habit and self-preservation, our first instinct …