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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

Dating Is Not The Goal

  05.10.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   No comments

On Sunday, millions of people will celebrate their mothers. Whether you find yourself among those or not, I invite you this week to think about your mom or the mother figure in your life this weekend. But not for the reasons you might think. You see, when it comes to dating and relationships, we have… Read More

S/he’s Just That Into You

  04.26.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   No comments

For better or worse, we are living in a world where we pass judgment on potential life partners as quickly as swipes on a phone screen or clicks on a profile. Which, let’s face it, can all be pretty hit or miss. But let’s say you are fortunate enough to make it through the hurdles… Read More

Eight Lessons We Can Still Learn from Love Jones Twenty Years Later

“Let me tell you something, this here, right now at this very moment is all that matters to me. I love you and that’s urgent like a mother**ker.”- Darius Lovehall Love Jones is my favorite movie. Next to Cooley High, Mahogany, and a few choice others. This week marks the twentieth anniversary of its release,… Read More

Why You’re Still Single This Valentine’s

Let’s keep it real. You’re happy Valentine’s day is over. When you’re still single, Valentine’s Day can set you off on an emotional roller coaster. It’s a constant reminder that you’re alone with no one special to share it with. Maybe you had parents or a spouse who used to send you a Valentine. Or… Read More

Ten Ways to Love Yourself Up Everyday

“… I am fearfully and wonderfully made …” Psalm 139:14 At the beginning of the year, people set goals and resolutions of things they want to accomplish in the New Year. Like losing weight, eating healthy, saving more money etc.  The sad thing is that typically by week four, they have thrown the resolutions out… Read More

How To Tell If Your Long-Term Relationship Partner Is Really Into You-Part 2

  05.31.2016   Venessa   Relationships, Rhythm   1 Comment

Some years ago I was in a long-term relationship with a man that loved Baby Face. In fact, we saw him in concert the day Michael Jackson died. This day is crystal clear because I was recovering from major surgery. I was unable to drive or get around on my own. My circle of sister… Read More