What’s Love Got to do With It? The True Meaning of Marriage

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****Disclaimer: I firmly believe in women having careers. I encourage it.

Marriage is a union between two people that biblically become one. It is a covenant between two people who confess their love in front of God, family, friends and each other.
Marriage will have its ups and downs but only those that are in love and are truly committed will survive. Love doesn’t allow you to intentionally hurt or say mean things to your spouse. That’s not of God. Anger only last for a moment because love prevails. You don’t focus on the negativity but see the beauty in your mate. Love carries you through the good AND bad times.
Your commitment to one another doesn’t allow strife to penetrate the marriage. It takes a strong Godly man, who is a leader, to keep his house in order because of His love for God, his wife, and children. The wife prays and uplifts her husband and has his back. She buffers situations; she runs her household in love. But, none of this can come to pass if the husband does not listen to counsel or seeks God for instruction. His love for God allows him to take pride in being the bread winner and he makes sure that his home is safe and secure.
“A man that finds a wife, finds a good thing AND finds favor in the Lord.”
In the 21st century, there are men who still find joy in taking care of their family and home.

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You Are Not Alone!

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Even if you feel alone, know that you are not. God is there and all you have to do is ask Him to comfort you and fill the void in your life. I believe what God says. Yes, I get weary and the tears fall down my face. That is my way of releasing those heavy weights. Then, I remember that my family loves me unconditionally and they are a phone call away!
He knows what we need and He will get rid of people and things that are not good for us. Keep loving!!! Keep giving!!! Keep serving God!!! It will pay off!!!
#Godbeafencearoundme!

It Takes a Village: The Importance of Education in the Black Community

 

Educator and Speaker

Educator and Speaker

We have a great responsibility in making sure that ALL children receive a quality education. We need parents to be actively involved and support your child’s teacher! “It takes a villiage…” Our community suffers the most because we don’t put emphasis on the importance of education. Start today! Ask your child what they’ve learned everyday. Check their homework. Talk to them about their future and passion (career choices). Expect them to attend and finish college!!! Let’s disprove the statistics!!!
From the heart,
Mrs. Gwendolyn Owens-Educator (15th year)

Should You Allow Your Boyfriend to Discipline Your Children? Hell No!!!

?????????????(Real Talk) Ladies, I just answered a question on Black Parents United ( please support): Is it appropriate to allow your boyfriend ( not the father) to discipline your child/children? (paraphrased) This is a pet peeve of mine. How could you allow a man ,that you are dating/boyfriend, to put his hands on your child? If he is not the father or your husband, you are out of line!!! We read online and hear on the news everyday about children being severely abused, tortured and even killed by a non- parent. MOTHERS protect your children. I realize there are different scenarios but you should set boundaries. If you are married to a man who is not the biological father, there needs to be a discussion and parameters set as to how/who disciplines the child/children. There are some excellent step-fathers out there who are loving and nurturing so kudos to you!!! But, this post is in reference to abusive boyfriends and sometimes step-fathers. Ladies, don’t EVER forget that your role is to protect your children!!! ( I am not trying to offend anyone; I am speaking out of love and being a voice for children.)
P.S. I would be in jail smoking cigarettes and I have asthma!!! You mess with my kids, I am going to have a state issued number across my chest!