Marriage

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of Street Soldiers, the host, Lisa Evers and her panel deconstructed Monogamy; is it natural, normal, extinct or outdated?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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Prejudice, Love And Marriage

by Yvonne Chase

Bride And Prejudice Six years ago, my aunt gave me a bit of advice that came to mind last night while watching the premiere episode of Bride and Prejudice; a new thought provoking show from the people at FYI TV.  They also gave us Married At First Sight.  Here’s what my aunt said; “When you […]

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Control And Dominance Don’t Go With Equal Partnership

by Yvonne Chase

Equal Partnership If you want to start a heated debate that knots women’s panties in a bunch, your subject matter should be the “S” word; submission. On a recent episode of It’s Not You, It’s Men, fix my life guru Iyanla Vanzant was the guest discussing the topic Commit or Quit with hosts Rev Run […]

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Deal With You Before You Take On A Spouse

by Yvonne Chase

Decided To Stay Married Season 3 of Married at First Sight is over and I’m glad about it.  It was exhausting! One and done is what it is. Vanessa and Tres are the only couple who decided to stay married.  We’ll see if they’re still together on the 6 months later reunion show.  Word on the […]

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Cover It Up In Jesus Name

by Yvonne Chase

The Wait Earlier today, a friend wanted to know if I was at One Church LA on Valentine’s Day when Devon Franklin and his wife Meagan Good did a talk to promote their new book The Wait.  Apparently the conversation got heated and she wanted to know my thoughts.  I used to go to One […]

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Reconciling And Forgiveness Don’t Always Go Together

by Yvonne Chase

Do You Take Him Back? A couple of weeks ago, I watched a video about Marrika Maria and Kyle Norman who are reconciling after an abusive moment in their relationship.  After watching their story, I posed the following scenario to Twitter, “Your husband beat you senseless. Knock you upside your head and left a golf size […]

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