marriage

A Spouse Is Not Needed To Reach Your Full Potential

by Yvonne Chase

Grow With And Be Better Can you reach your full potential as a person if you never marry?” Cody, one of the husbands on the current season of Married At First Sight doesn’t think you can.  He says, “I don’t think you can fully reach your potential as a person until you find a partner […]

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Faithful Are The Wounds Of A Friend Who Corrects

by Yvonne Chase

“If you’re watching a friend head to the altar with someone awful, do you step in?” Pretend All Is Well That was the question posed by the New York Post on Twitter. My response was, yes, if I know about it. Sometimes you don’t know until after. Been there. People pretend all is well when it […]

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Change Your Last Name To His Last Name When You Say I Do

by Yvonne Chase

Change Her Last Name Do you think it’s necessary for a woman to change her last name? That was the question posed on Twitter by Married At First Sight. One of the participants Ashley is not on board with changing her last name. While she likes her husband’s last name, she also likes her last […]

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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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Divorced People Need Love Too But I Don’t Know If You Should Marry One

by Yvonne Chase

A Deep Place Of Worship Today I woke up early and couldn’t go back to sleep. This doesn’t happen often, however, when it does, I usually reach for my phone to listen to a sermon from my pastor or a podcast from Focus On The Family or Family Talk. When I picked up my phone, there […]

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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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Worrying About His Future Is Another Reason Men Use To Delay Marriage

by Yvonne Chase

Worries That Consume Men Worrying; specifically, worries that consume men in relationships was the topic of a recent conversation. Clark worries his income will come to an end soon. He has his own business that is very successful, however, because his business is one that requires his physical presence day in and day out, he’s […]

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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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Life Does Not End When A Relationship Ends

by Yvonne Chase

Flourish All Over Again Over the weekend I read an article directed to single men that asked the question, “What happens when you stay single for too long?” The article said a whole lot but here’s a bit of what resonated with me: “When you go a long time without being in a relationship, you can […]

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Celibacy, Purity And Up Front Conversations

by Yvonne Chase

Let It Be Known Up Front “There are some topics like purity and celibacy, especially in Godly relationships and dating that shouldn’t wait until being “serious” or “committed” to be a matter of discussion.  If, you’re willing to have a relationship that is pure until your wedding night, then let it be known up front.“ […]

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