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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02 Apr 2013

Take The Guesswork Out Of Love And Attract Your Soul Mate [FREE VIDEO SERIES]

Are you ready for Love? Start Attracting it NOW Can you believe 50% of U.S. Singles haven’t been on a date in 2 years or more? WOW! Ever feel like you’re deeply connected to a soulmate and just haven’t met them yet?  You know connecting to that person is destined

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01 Apr 2013

The Working Wife: 8 Ways To Have Productive Communication With Your Husband

If one more person tells me, “communication is key” to a happy marriage, I’m going to communicate something alright.  What they fail to do is tell you what ”communication” between a husband and wife should look and sound like.  It’s definitely more than just two people talking and listening.  If

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29 Mar 2013

What Happens When Couples Marry Too Fast?

It’s a realization some couples come to after they’ve been married a while.  It’s painful to even acknowledge this.  How they arrive at this point varies.  Perhaps the honeymoon stage wore off quicker than either of them expected.  It could be that there are conversations that should’ve been had before

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29 Mar 2013

5 Steps To Break Up With An Angry, Insecure Man

If you have ever been in a situation where you wanted to break it off with a man who is angry and insecure, you know how hard it can be.  You might be in that situation right now.  Women often wonder how they found themselves in a relationship with a

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28 Mar 2013

SCANDAL: Why I Think ABC Made A HUGE Mistake

I always thought the phrase “cult following” was over used when it comes to television shows. But I must say that ABC’s Scandal has earned the title in spades. Its been a long time since I have been this utterly addicted to a show. In case you missed it, I’m

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28 Mar 2013

Son Honors His New Stepfather with Wedding Serenade [VIDEO]

Tell us we are not the only ones crying here!!

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27 Mar 2013

Are Black Marriages Being Redefined?

March 17th 2013, commemorated 10-years of celebrating Black Marriage Day as founded by Nisa Islam Muhammad.  The day helps to bring awareness and encouragement to others in the community that Black Marriages still exist and should be celebrated. Since fewer marriages are represented today (less than 35%) in the African

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26 Mar 2013

Most Shocking Blind Audition EVER: Mr. Kris Thomas Sings Whitney Houston

Season 4 of the The Voice starts out with two new judges.  Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera were replaced by Usher and Shakira, but if that wasn’t shocking enough, enter Kris Thomas.  The young silky smooth singer literally sang the hell out Saving All My Love For You by

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26 Mar 2013

BLACK LOVE ROCKS: Married To Medicine In Real Life – Meet Dr. Damon and Dr. Heavenly Kimes

THE PROFILE: The Couple: Dr. Damon Kimes & Dr. Heavenly Kimes Location: Conyers, GA Relationship Longevity: 15 years Best advice to young couples: “We always speak positively over our lives and pray. It makes a difference.” BACKGROUND:  Dr. Heavenly Kimes owns four dental practices in metro-Atlanta (Heavenly Dental Associates).  She’s

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21 Mar 2013

Xilla’s One Night Stand: How To Find A Boyfriend – The Four Laws Of Love [VIDEO]

Team BLF is excited to welcome BlogXilla to our roster of bloggers. Mostly known as Xilla the “champion for good women” speaks at Xilla’s One Night Stand. If you ever wondered how to find a boyfriend or why you can’t find love then you need to listen to Xilla’s Four

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20 Mar 2013

4 Marriage Lessons from Inspirational Couples

It’s always inspiring to see couples that seem to have the secret to staying happily married. Many of us privately wonder what the secret is.  Here are some great lessons a few couples have shared. 1. Communication and Compromise Are Key “The hardest part of being a partner in a

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19 Mar 2013

Facebook Farce: Fakes And Fiction Portrayed On Social Media

Once upon a time, someone told Mark Zuckerburg that perception is reality, so he created Facebook; the facilitator of insecurity, assumptions, and all things drama. It’s cost effective if you need an irresponsible outlet for your personal business. It also makes it easier to fine tune your public perception no

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18 Mar 2013

Surviving The Love Journey

The old cliché  “change is good”- is dead.  Change is constant.  Especially in relationships today, whether good or bad – if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that change will inevitably happen. And it will occur- whether you’re ready or not, so I encourage you to take

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18 Mar 2013

Hell Nawl: Same Sex Relationships as a Last Resort?!

Seems like lately there is a trend of women moving towards same sex relationships as a last resort.  They seem to be simply swearing off men altogether.  While I understand that the need to be loved is the most basic of human desires, I still question the practice.  How strong

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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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14 Mar 2013

Gabby Douglas Pens Second Memoir

I’m really glad Miss Gabby has found her voice and is leveraging a proven platform to project it.  Books seem are the most timeless media around, not to mention the most viral.  We tend to hold on to books and pass them from generation to generation, so what better way

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14 Mar 2013

Trendsetta: Global, Affordable Designers For Spring

For women, fashion is coming alive this spring by making a few colorful changes. Instead of the regular looks we see every spring like the nautical theme and eyelet pastels, we’re getting a brighter, “summery” spring with African inspiration and bold colors. This is thanks to two of many designers

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11 Mar 2013

Dear Ladies, A Man Should Be Your Satisfier

For those of you who are married or in a committed relationship, you know that understanding your mate is like picking up a second language; complex yet feasible. Our differences are what ultimately attract us to one another, but it’s those same differences that can be the root of our

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06 Mar 2013

Supportive Relations: The Foundation to Good Emotional Health

No matter how much time you devote to improving your mental and emotional health, you will still need the company of others to feel and be your best. Humans are social creatures with emotional needs for relationships and positive connections to others. We’re not meant to survive, let alone thrive,

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05 Mar 2013

Why Is Being Dark Skinned Newsworthy In 2013

Before this week I had not heard of Rapper Kendrick Lamar, but he made the news for taking a very nontraditional approach to choosing the lead model in his “Poetic Justice” video.  According to Black Enterprise, Lamar fired the lighter skinned model and replaced her with a darker one, Miss

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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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28 Feb 2013

The Black Love Crisis: Why We Need to Do More Than Just Talk

I wrote this post last summer for Essence.com.  Given the fact that I’ve just become a regular contributor on the site, I thought it would be nice to share this on BLF. ENJOY!! Do you remember three years ago, when Hill Harper’s book The Conversation: How Black Men and Women

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27 Feb 2013

Delicious Dating: Online Love – Is Your Relationship Real Or Fake? [VIDEO]

Women often fall for texting, e-mailing, or Skyping with a man thinking that it’s a real relationship. Dating and relating happens in person.

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26 Feb 2013

Why Must ALL Relationship Advice Be Directed At Women??

In September of last year I did a vlog entitled “Having An Opinion, Doesn’t Make You A Relationship Expert” and it was met with a luke-warm reception.  Especially from a few of the folks that took it personally.  I felt like I was a lone voice wanting to hold men

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