Marriage

Hardness Of Heart, Decision Day, And Married At First Sight

by Yvonne Chase

Dial It Back Last night was the season finale of Married At First Sight. What a long, drawn out season. I’m glad it’s over. I don’t know whose idea it was to drag it out to eight weeks but if you’re reading this, please dial it back to six weeks. Thanks.  Three Out Of Three The […]

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Differences Are A Gift To Our Relationship If We Handle Them With Care

by Yvonne Chase

Enhance Our Relationships People who get into relationships then get upset at their person for being different make me wonder about their relationship readiness. What did you expect? People make the world go round. It is our uniqueness that makes life interesting. It is our individual ways of being and our differences that enhance our relationships.  […]

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He’s Your Son Not Your Surrogate Husband

by Yvonne Chase

The Stroke Of Midnight It was New Year’s Eve and I was sitting in the pew waiting for service to start. Down my row to the right was a handsome man and a gorgeous woman locked arm in arm. There was a level of intimacy between them that was very sweet. I thought for sure […]

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Christians Do Not Belong On Married At First Sight

by Yvonne Chase

All In When the TV show Married At First Sight premiered five seasons ago, I was all in. To date, season one has been the best season. Two out of three couples are still married and one of those couples is expecting their first child.   Great Way To Be Matched I was so into […]

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Marriage Is Like Getting A Root Canal And A Colonoscopy

by Yvonne Chase

Carriage Before Marriage I read the news recently of a female celeb who is pregnant with her first child by her longtime boyfriend. It made me wonder why so many women are opting to put the carriage before marriage. This new trend bothers me. And then to make it all sound good and feel right, […]

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Culinary School, A Mission Statement, And Premarital Class

by Yvonne Chase

No One Died You like to cook. You’re pretty good at it. No one died – yet, or went to the emergency room since tasting your last creation. Cooking thrills you so much that you want to enroll in culinary school. You present the idea to your significant other who suggests taking a few independent cooking […]

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Close The Loop If You Want To Experience True Healing

by Yvonne Chase

Think Deeply Marriage and family are strong themes in the new NBC drama This Is Us and that is why I love it so much. When I saw the commercials before it premiered, I said to myself, I’m watching that…it looks good. I never watched until last week Sunday On Demand. While everyone else watched […]

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Diamonds Are Not Her Best Friend, Her Husband Is

by Yvonne Chase

Fake Diamond Ring “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is a sentiment we’ve heard for years but that’s not true for Ariel McRae. Quinn, her now husband is her best friend and will always be with or without a huge diamond ring. Ariel made headlines recently when she shared a picture of her $130 engagement […]

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Fall In Love With Who He Is Not Who He Pretends To Be

by Yvonne Chase

A Mere Six Months “I fell in love with who he pretended to be” is the answer Keshia Knight Pulliam aka Rudy gave when asked if she still loves her now ex-husband Ed Hartwell who abruptly filed for divorce after a mere six months of marriage.  They dated for all of four months before saying […]

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Temptation, Monogamy and Peter Gunz

by Yvonne Chase

I’ve Never Met A Monogamous Man On a recent episode of Street Soldiers, the host, Lisa Evers and her panel deconstructed Monogamy; is it natural, normal, extinct or outdated? Peter Gunz; cast member of Love & Hip Hop NY was on the panel.  He says, “I’ve never met a monogamous man.”  Of course, he’s never […]

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