25 Mar 2015

Understanding Turbulence

This article begins a series of articles from guest bloggers as they chronicle their journeys in life. The series will include journeys in health and wellness, life and love, happiness, poverty to prosperity and many others.  Our first guest blogger is Staci Cash from Houston, TX as she “sets the

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12 Dec 2014

Six Steps To Gaining A Healthy Financial Relationship (Part 3)

Last Friday we discussed steps 3-4 to gaining a healthy financial relationship. Today we conclude with steps 5-6. Step 5: Establish a routine time to sit down and discuss your finances Life is full of ups and downs and changes. It is important to recognize the importance of setting up

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05 Dec 2014

Six Steps To Gaining A Healthy Financial Relationship (Part 2)

Last Friday we discussed Step 1-2 of the Six Steps to Gaining A Healthy Financial Relationship. Today, we continue with Steps 3-4. Step 3: Learn to control emotions Emotions do exist, so it is often a challenge for most to put emotions aside or at least channel them when discussing

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28 Nov 2014

Six Steps To Gaining A Healthy Financial Relationship

One of the biggest predictors of a relationship coming to a gridlock and subsequently ending in contempt is a couple not figuring out how to nurture their financial relationship. Money has been known to be associated with conflict and problems. In fact, there are many common sayings about money that

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11 Apr 2013

LESS TALK MORE ACTION: Should Men Bear The Burden Of The Relationship?

For the past couple of decades we have heard countless claims on how women are suppose to be the glue that holds relationships together. But are we letting the men slip on their responsibilities?  In a recent interview R&B recording artist Carl Thomas stated… “In a relationship a man bares

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03 Apr 2013

Stop Sabotaging Love – Believe You Deserve It!

Face it, people attract what they believe they deserve.  If you feel like you are not worthy enough to be with an honest person, or live in a good neighborhood, guess what…you will attract those things to your life whether you know it or not. The world is moving toward

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14 Mar 2013

5 Ways I Kept My Man Happy While Planning Our Wedding

“Ok ok, found the perfect cake, oh wait did I make the deposit on the photographer, yes Mom took care of that last week.  Ok, let me email the ladies about their dress fitting this week; hopefully everyone shows up and leaves the drama home! Oh I can’t forget to

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04 Mar 2013

Love Drunk: The Sobering Formula to Finding True Love (pt. 1 of 2 )

Erica Jong once said that, “Love is everything that it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It is really worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more”.  Well, there is

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13 Feb 2013

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul: 5 Tips For Money Management In Your Marriage

Some things in marriage need to be discussed on a regular basis, but a lot couples let them slide.  Household finances is one of those topics. In fact, it should be discussed even before saying “I do”, since spending habits are usually similar before and after marriage. While we don’t

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10 Feb 2013

Church Overload: It’s Time To Make Your Family Your Ministry!

So, it has been brought to my attention that Black Men today are no longer pursuing Black women; no, not because of the drama, not because of the baby daddy count nor because of our independence….but because they are sick of trying to compete with Jesus!! How about that! Yeap,

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05 Feb 2013

Top 20 Most Successful Lies Guys Tell (Includes The ‘Ain’t Sh**’ Translation)

Lying is like a man’s native language. We come straight out the womb speaking it fluently. Before we can even pronounce Mama or Dadda, we use our body language to tell our lies. While some of us grow out of it(partially), there are some who don’t care to venture from our

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04 Dec 2012

Tony’s Tips: The ABC’s To Get Your Man To Handle Anything

Obviously there are huge differences between men and women when it comes to communicating and handling issues.  Most men, including me, just don’t want to talk about things that we know will cause discord. Yeah, we understand that avoidance really won’t resolve the issue, but we hope our girl will

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22 Oct 2012

Grey Divorces – Is It Really Too Late

” Yes it’s over, the kids are gone, what’s the use trying to hang on…” Those are just a few of the lyrics to the 1978 hit by Denise Williams and Johnny Mathis “Too Much Too Little Too Late”.   Those words are being said/song by many today. Grey divorces

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15 Oct 2012

A Mother’s Greatest Fear and Deepest Pain: Burying Her Child

I’m so confused.  It seems as though just yesterday, I was bringing him home from the hospital, bouncing him on my knee, dropping him off for his first day of school, taking him to his first little league game.  Getting on to him for smearing chocolate all over my sofa;

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15 Oct 2012

Broken Hearts Are Hard To Give Away: One Couple Uncovers The Truth

Sherry had been married for three years and had one child.  Her husband was a hard working, dedicated and compassionate man. Initially, Sherry thought she had everything she needed in a man, and she was right, until she later experienced difficulty with him connecting with her at a deeper level. 

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10 Oct 2012

One Woman’s Approach To Dating With Herpes: “I’m Always Honest With Potential Parnters”

He works in the building I live in and we have a crush on each other. I like him and he likes me. How do I know? He stepped to me and made it clear. Now, I’ve only let him know in so many words for only one reason. I

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09 Oct 2012

Its Not Rocket Science: 3 Simple Reasons Men Cheat On Their Wives

After more than 17 years of counseling wives that were cheated on and the men that cheated on them, I have identified the top 3 reasons men cheat.  In general, the rate of men cheating on their wives is much higher than that of women cheating, however women do cheat. 

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02 Oct 2012

Delicious Dating Tips: No Such Thing As ‘Man Stealing’ [VIDEO]

When a person decides to stray or leave the relationship, its not the other person’s fault!  Women often blame the other woman if their man cheats or leaves the relationship. But he’s the one who should be held responsible. Previous Video Blog “Setting up an online dating profile‘. ABOUT THE

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12 Sep 2012

Having An Opinion Doesn’t Make YOU A Relationship Expert! [VIDEO]

Having strong opinions does NOT a relationship expert make! Here are my thoughts on the subject.  If you agree with me, then dare to share!!  And follow me on Twitter @JaiStone

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16 Aug 2012

Dangerously In Love: 8 Signs You May Be In An Abusive Relationship

Of course no one deliberately volunteers to be a victim of an abusive relationship; but what if you are too blind to realize you’re in one?  I was looking through the tabloids and one America’s bad girls, Evelyn Lozada, made the front page again…unfortunately this time it wasn’t for her

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01 Aug 2012

The She’s Gotta Have It Effect: My Battle With Commitment, Fidelity and Love

Imagine a relationship where your partner didn’t seem to have the same lust for life that you do? You want to indulge in things like travel and sampling different cuisines while your partner is satisfied sitting at home in front of the TV. Suppose the problem has become so prevalent

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31 Jul 2012

“Mom, What’s Sex?!” The Do’s and Dont’s When Talking To Your Kids About Sex

My 11 year old daughter has become increasingly inquisitive about the topic of sex. While I’m glad she’s coming to me instead of running to her friends, inside I’m screaming, “NOOOOOO! Not my baby!” After abandoning the thought of running down the street, screaming like a banshee and pulling my

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27 Jun 2012

A House Divided: 3 Steps To Determine If You Are Equally Yoked

There’s nothing better than a good ‘ole church home whose atmosphere is saturated with worship and allows the spirit to flow freely. You enter the house hungry to receive encouragement and reassurance and leave well-fed and equipped to continue with your purpose in life. When I was single, I became

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22 Jun 2012

10 Success Tips Learned By Watching The NBA

In addition to being a player, I have associated with the game for more than 30 years and after watching the NBA Finals last night I got to wondering what lessons from The NBA could be applied to everyday life.  While my mind was racing, subconsciously I had already formulated

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18 Jun 2012

“Fakin It Til You Make It”: 5 Tips On How To Be Successful

What is it that successful individuals have that make them so efficacious and assertive? What is it that keeps them producing greatness and how does it seem they automatically have that business mindset of never losing? It seems they have some type of internal drive that allows them to persist

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