Marriage

Married People Should Not Take Advice From Unmarried People

by Yvonne Chase

That Doesn’t Make Sense “Don’t take marriage advice from people who ain’t married. That doesn’t make any sense.” What say you? Have you taken advice from an unmarried person? Would you? Why? Why not? Those words came from Warryn Campbell. He and his wife Erica Campbell are participants in the Black Love docu-series on the Oprah […]

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Nothing Stops A Man When He Meets The Woman He Wants To Marry

by Yvonne Chase

Nothing Stops A Man Tonight I tuned into OWN to watch the docu-series #BlackLove and it confirmed everything I already knew. If I had to sum it up in one sentence it would be this; nothing stops a man when he meets the woman he wants to marry. Viola Davis was afraid to tell her now […]

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#BlackLove Is All I’ve Ever Seen And Known

by Yvonne Chase

#BlackLove Is Not The Norm When the hashtag #BlackLove came on the scene, I was disturbed by it. I wondered why it was a big deal. Why were we making a spectacle out of something that’s the norm? I soon came to learn that #BlackLove is not the norm for many and that is why it […]

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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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