The Power of Speaking Up: Why Black Women Must Advocate for Themselves in Love Relationships

By Carlene Cai Randolph As a society, we often see women of color being portrayed as overly emotional, angry, and aggressive. This stereotype has led to a general perception that black women are not capable of speaking up in love relationships and expressing their thoughts and feelings effectively. However, this couldn’t be further from the…

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Facing our struggles to find deeper meaning: A reflection on love and relationships

My faith has been tested at times, but I never lost sight of the Father’s boundless love. Sometimes, facing our struggles and examining our beliefs can be difficult, but ultimately it is worth the effort. For example, if you regret letting go of a relationship and vow to avoid future connections, you may find yourself…

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Inviting Love Into Your Life

Inviting Love Into Your Life There may be times in your life when you just want to be on your own for a while. Maybe you’d like to delve into your work, focus on yourself and enjoy life solo. However, when you return to thoughts of wanting to be in love again, you must be…

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Hold It…This is Where You Draw the Line

Take a moment to think about boundaries you have in your relationships. Do you tend to ignore your own feelings and go along with whatever the other person wants? Can you speak up about your feelings? Do you appropriately state when something will not “work” for you? Do you ask for what you need in a relationship and obey your own internal limits?

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Ignite Your Relationship with Passion

You’ll find passion in your relationship as long as you make an effort to break up the monotony. Communicate well, spend time together, and explore new activities together. When you do, you’ll discover the keys to a successful passionate relationship.

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Safe Space, Safe Space, Safe Space.

Sometimes, we get lost in a fog in relationships.  That fog squeezes you tightly and makes you feel small, muffling your voice.  You become trapped and lose the confidence to speak your mind, and it thickens when your partner shuts down your ability to have a safe space to question their actions.  This confuses our…

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Eating Right for a Better You

I bet many of you forgot that I’m a “health and life coach.” Before you can have a relationship with someone else be sure to address your relationship with food. It’s time to open the book on a special type of relationship – the kind that can make you feel better when you’re melancholy, or…

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Ssshhhh…you are his or her best kept secret.

When there is secrecy involved in a relationship, there is cause for worry. Oftentimes people like to keep a relationship private when they are not sure where it is going. On the other hand, some people may want to keep a relationship secret when they are already involved with another person. Sometimes that person is…

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Ready, Set…Love

Ready for Love Again After It Feels Like A Stranger Love can be terrifying.  It can ferry you down a sensuous road of joy and endless highs, only to slam you into states of despair moments later.  The back-and-forths of falling into love-clouds where the rest of the world is blurred out by your partner’s…

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