To My Mom, On Your Wedding Day

People always seem to ask this question: what’s your favorite memory? Whether it be with a friend, family member, or loved one, it’s a question for most of us, we’re able to answer right away. For me, it’s always been the same one because no matter how simple it is, it was during those times…

Loneliness: A Negative Connotation We Fear, We Have

Loneliness. According to Cambridge dictionary, loneliness is defined as the “state of being lonely” and being lonely is the state of being “unhappy because you are not with other people.” In other words, being alone means that you’re dissatisfied with yourself, miserable with the act of spending time with you. The word “alone” has such…

A Letter to the Little Black Girl Inside

Dear _____, Remember when you were a little girl and thought the world was as innocent as you? You believed people were kind and compassionate, that everyone was as pure and loving as you. You would sit at the edge of your bed each summer night and look outside the window, wondering what it would…

What is Christian Marriage?

Marriage brings together two individuals to become one. You do not solely own yourself anymore. Your body becomes your wife’s. Your wife’s body becomes your own.

Nia Ray What is Love Anyway project review

Nia Ray is a South Florida artist that is creating some buzz. Nia Ray first started garner attention earlier this year when she released her cute and colorful single “Lowkey.” Now Nia has returned a few months later with her highly anticipated EP “What is Love Anyways.” This six-track Ep starts with an extremely funky,…

He’s Not Your Happiness, You Are

I was sitting down on this black, sort of massage chair in his kitchen, watching him make huckleberry pie from scratch. Music from his Spotify playlist was playing in the background and I was asking questions about his life, details and experiences he had that I didn’t already know about. I watched his movements, his…

THE Bro CODE (dating)

If you consider yourself a man’s man, then you need to know the bro code — a guideline of friendship etiquette to be followed by men. While most men out there know what it entails, there are a number of nuances this code has. To make sure you keep your bromances alive and thriving, here…

Always the Option, Never the Choice

I used to be a perfectionist. I used to believe that everything had to be in a certain place no matter what. Everything in my life had to be lined up perfectly and there couldn’t be any faults or missing pieces. I did such a good job at never faltering, that I didn’t realize I…

Am I Settling?

When I was growing up I was never someone who envisioned how their life would turn out. Sure, I had plans, like for my career and where I might end up with it. But when it came to love, there was never a clear vision; everything sort of seemed foggy. I always wanted to be…

Romancing with the Enemy

Showing love when it is worldly-wise to show hatred I once thought love is an emotion, something that pricks my heart and moves me to action. I was wrong, like everybody else. Knowing that God is love changed my mind-set. He loves without any string attached to it. He loves me when I was still…

First Day of FALL-ing in Love!

By Tolanda Monique posted September 22, 2020 It is the first day of Fall, which means cooler weather, shorter days, longer nights, and air conditioning converting to heat. Single people dread the Fall season, and couples are a thrill. Some people hate the cold, and others adore the 60-degree weather and below. As the leaves…