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5 Ways To Deepen Every Relationship You Have

  10.25.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   No comments

One night I had a conversation with a friend who told me he was afraid to put himself out there because he’d been hurt so many times in the past. Here was a man, a great guy with a lot to offer the right woman, who was feeling uncertain of himself. So I asked him…… Read More

3 Things To Remember To Feel Loved No Matter What

  09.13.2017   Venessa   Love, Self-Love   No comments

As a teenager, I was thin and constantly teased about it. I know what you’re thinking, but yes, you can be teased for being too thin. Even though I was athletic and intelligent, somehow I thought my body made me less attractive than the pretty girls in my class. All of those girls and their… Read More

3 Ways To Get Clear Before You Get “Cuffed”

A few years ago the term, “Cuffing Season” started to become popular. It refers to that determination people seem to get into when the fall season hits that they need to hurry up and get in a committed relationship. There are many reasons why this could be. Maybe it’s the weather and wanting someone to enjoy… Read More

Got a Wedding Invitation? Do this!

  07.26.2017   Venessa   Love   No comments

You know the feeling. The thick envelope. The luxe paper. The careful lettering and decorative stamp. Before you open the envelope… what is the first thing that goes through your mind? Is it excitement? Or is it dread? For many unmarried or uncoupled individuals, a wedding invitation can invoke anxiety and highlight unhappiness. For others,… Read More

First comes love, then comes… the ring?

  07.12.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   No comments

Have you ever heard a woman share the story of how she was proposed to, only to hear her express disappointment that the proposal wasn’t romantic or showy enough? Or what about the woman who sheepishly hides her ring away quickly after showing it off to you because it’s not as big as she would… Read More

3 Ways To Create Foolproof Expectations

  07.6.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   1 Comment

When we’re young we have whimsical ideas about what a marriage is supposed to be and what it’s not supposed to be. Your expectations might include a big expensive wedding, a financially stable partner, or a luxurious home. If you’ve been married, you’ve learned a few things, the biggest of which is that marriage isn’t… Read More

5 Ingredients to An Amazing Relationship

  06.27.2017   Venessa   Love   No comments

They say there are three sides to every story. What he says happened, what she says happened, and the truth. In the same way, there are three facets to every relationship. What you bring to the table, what your partner brings, and what you bring together. It’s really miraculous when you stop and think about… Read More

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Today

Do you remember when we lived in a world where computers and cell phones and social media didn’t exist? I certainly do. I might be one of the few people who wishes we could go back to those times. Back to when we actually had meaningful conversation. Remember when you had to be home to… Read More

The Surprising Difference Between Wooing and Pursuing

  05.24.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   No comments

Which do you prefer: wooing or pursuing? Many women I’ve spoken to throughout the years have said they would rather be pursued. I can understand why this might be your first response, but let’s examine what the implications are of being wooed versus being pursued. First, let’s take a look at the words themselves, the… Read More

Dating, hanging out…What’s the difference?

  05.17.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I went out with a guy that I used to date because he wanted to get my professional opinion on his dating situation. A few weeks later, he mentioned that he hadn’t been out on a date since we went to brunch. Huh? This is where the problem began. I very… Read More