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Married and Young | October 23, 2014

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6 Tips for Single Mothers to Maximize a Small Income

September 30, 2014 |

As a single mother, money can be a challenge when you have another life or lives to account for and you take on the bulk of the responsibility financially. Recently, I’ve been being challenged by God to not panic but … Read More

Discomfort & Big Bird: A First Time Preggo’s Confession

September 29, 2014 |

I awoke for the second time with a terrible migraine. In the shape of a starfish (not on my side), disoriented, unknowingly hogging the double bed and ungraciously crowding my sweet husband who was teetering on the edge.

The teal colored … Read More

How to get a Designer Bedroom for Less

September 25, 2014 |

This clean, mid century modern bedroom was designed by the amazing, world renown, Interior Designer, Kelly Wearstler.

This room probably costs in the range of  $10,000 – $20,000 to create. I have pulled some resources together to give this look … Read More

The Three Things I Learned While Courting

September 24, 2014 | 1

The moment I saw her, the heavens opened to illuminate her, angels sang and I heard God say, “She is your wife”. Within a week I had informed her and the entire campus that she was my wife, but it took five years for this to transpire. While God showed me the result of His plan, I wasn’t ready. God needed to prepare me for my wife. There were three things I had to do to be prepared as Melissa’s husband.

1. Learn to Put God First

The moment God showed me that Melissa was my wife, I was full steam ahead. My focus was doing everything in my power to make God’s promise happened. In doing so I ignored a very important scripture, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and it’s righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. In order for me to see God’s plan come to pass I was supposed to seek God and not the object of my affection.

After three and a half years of chasing Melissa, I stopped. I began to focus solely on my relationship with God. Instead of chasing Melissa, I began to chase God. A funny thing began to happened, Melissa started to slowly creep towards me.

2. Know What God Wants for Me
I actually did this before I knew Melissa was my wife, but it couldn’t come before “put God first” on my list. God showed me that you only receive what you require. Therefore I wrote requirements for my spouse. I did not write the list on my own. I consulted God as to what should be on my list.

I knew I wanted a wife who is in love with Jesus, gorgeous, college educated and a fantastic mother. God agreed with those requirements, but of course helped me fill in other details. I hadn’t thought about asking for a wife who would be able to run the affairs of the home should I be gone for a month. God helped me see details, that I would have otherwise overlooked.

3. Become What I Required
Since it was so important that my wife be in love with Jesus, gorgeous, educated and a fantastic mother, God made sure that I was her equal. Everyone wants God to send them a spouse who is just right for them. Are you you? Are you the you, you think you should be, or the you God thinks you should be? God is going to send you one of His prized possessions. Be the best you that He intends. I had to become the me He saw me as.

So I began to chase Him. As I began to chase Him, He began to develop me into the husband that was fit for the wife He had for me. I grew closer to Him and grew in my ministry. As I did so! Melissa began to take notice. One thing my wife will tell you is that the reason why she hesitated to like me at first was because I had no idea how to dress. She said she began to notice me, when I began to learn how. God did that, not me.

Your courting experience may not be identical to mine, but I bet the three elements previously mentioned will be involved. So be sure to put God first, know what God wants for you and become what you require.

Question: I mention putting God first, why do you think that this is so important?

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4 Things to Do to Prepare for Your Future Marriage

September 23, 2014 | 1

A few weeks ago I planned to start eating healthier, however the night before I was to start day one of my journey to healthy eating I was too lazy to go to the store to get the items I … Read More

Pawn Shops and Louboutins (For All My Single Ladies)

September 21, 2014 | 1

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. For you are God’s masterpiece. He has created you anew in Christ Jesus.  Ps. 139:14, Eph. 2:10 

You can see them from the window. Some walk hurriedly by and don’t dare step foot in. They prefer quantity and … Read More