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Remember: “Tomorrow Always Comes” When Budgeting for the Big Day

Posted February 23, 2017 by Cedric Dukes

Your big day is coming. You know what you want. You’ve been planning this for months or in some cases, years.  But you keep hearing these words ringing in your ears–“The budget can’t support it.” This is common. The fairy tale wedding is within reach but the finances are nowhere to be found. Many have […]

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Relationships

Diamond’s Take on the In-Laws

Posted February 23, 2017 by Bell Zion

Whether you aren’t from the right stock, or don’t seem to have the right look, or simply just not what your future in-laws want for their son, there is always a way around it. Good communication will help you win even the toughest battles with the in-laws. Diamond Stephens and her fiancé, now her husband, […]

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After-WED

Marriage: For Love, Money, or Companionship?

Posted February 23, 2017 by Bell Zion

You may wonder why people still want to get married, especially when statistics prove a rise in co-habitation, divorce, and more children being born into single-parent homes. But if you ask women, most are likely to tell you they desire marriage. It has long been said that you should marry for love, but this notion […]

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A Groom’s Guide to Writing Vows

Posted February 23, 2017 by Lauren Robinson

“I take you to be my lawfully wedded wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish ’till death do us part. With these words I pledge to you my faithfulness.” The vows, it’s always the […]

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Brides & Grooms, “Go Beyond the Broom!”

Posted February 23, 2017 by Lauren Robinson

Jumping the broom is a survived African wedding tradition that is commonly practiced today by African-American brides and grooms. Elaborately decorated with colored ribbons and dried flowers, wedding brooms are generally incorporated at the end of a wedding ceremony after the couple is pronounced husband and wife. During the time period of slavery in America, […]

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After-WED

Strategic Planning for Love & War, Relationships and Adult Conversations

Posted February 23, 2017 by Editor

  Insert from the book, Strategic Planning for Love and War. Writers: Jo Lena Johnson, Steven Charles Martin, Kevin Fleming Bad habits and bad behaviors often run in families. They say that the way a man treats his mother is the way he’ll treat his woman. That may or may not be true. Men and […]

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7 Ways to Prepare for Married Life

Posted February 23, 2017 by Lauren Robinson

Now that the big question has been popped, planning your picture-perfect wedding can begin. But don’t forget there’s more than just picking table linens and finalizing the dinner menu. There’re other things to add to your to-do list to prepare for life after tying the knot. A few weeks into your marriage you’re likely to […]

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