Marriage Archive

Seven Romantic and Recession-Proof Ideas for Couples

by Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland 1. Have a Carpet Picnic. Turn the television and cell phones off. Clear a section in the middle of the floor of your favorite room (preferably one with a large window). Get a blanket, your favorite foods, drinks, snacks and a digital camera. Make yourself comfortable and spend the day indoors

When the Dream Becomes a Nightmare

by Rachel Renee Smith I was 17 years old when I met him. I usually ate lunch by myself in the break room at my afterschool job, probably reading a book. He said something corny like, “I didn’t know you were allowed to take breaks.” I blushed internally as he flirted with me and eventually

A Divorce That Should Have Never Happened

by Winston Tyrone Jackson Sr. A few years ago as I was relaxing at home with my wife, I received a desperate call from a young lady. She was in tears and I could tell that she had been crying for quite some time. As she gasped for air and gathered her thoughts, she began

Work Spouse: Why Your Co-Workers Affection Doesn’t Belong To You

by Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland It must have been two years ago when I first heard the term “work spouse,” but I was familiar with the concept long before that. I knew it to mean the kind of woman or man who gets all of the perks and benefits that a spouse gets except, they only

My Advice to Married Couples After Divorcing My Wife of 16 Years

by Gerald Rogers Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had

Withholding Sex: Don’t Deny Me Love

by Stephanie L. Williams I chose this topic today because the words deny and love seems to walk hand and hand now days. Many women when mad at their husbands (I did not say boyfriend and girlfriend) will withhold sex from their mate. And many men when mad at their wives will withhold affection from

Are You God’s Gift? Part 1

by Rachel Renee Smith When you think about the person you want to be in relationship with, what characteristics come to mind? God-fearing, humorous, adventurous, responsible, kind, respectful, thoughtful, good-looking, intelligent, charming or what? No matter how varied our individual lists may be, we all want the most important and basic thing – we want

Build A Strong Marriage: Erect Boundaries With Friends of the Opposite Sex

by Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland For years as single people we have been urged to foster lasting relationships, be open, honest and learn to communicate our needs clearly and effectively in preparation for our spouse. However, once we’ve received that special person into our lives that we wish to cherish, share our hopes and dreams with