I See Your True Colors-I Know Who You Really Are!

Ladies, before you are intimate with a man, get to know the person first. When sex is involved, at the beginning stages, it clouds your judgement. Women are emotional creatures which means we get attached easily while a man sees it as emotionless sex. You need to know if he is married, separated, in a relationship, employed, spiritually grounded, has good credit, goals and aspirations, been convicted( circumstances that led to the conviction),etc. A background check is not a bad thing in today’s society. Look out for yourself and don’t fall for every man that tells you that you look good.

From the heart,
Gwendolyn
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His Merices Are New EVERY Morning

RSWY CEO Gwen OwensFor some time I’ve had health challenges and they began to weigh heavily on my heart and my spirit was broken. However, God brought to the forefront of my mind the miracles He has performed in my life.

After educating children and adults for 14 years, I was told at the end of the 2011-2012 school year “you’re not a good fit.” I knew that statement had nothing to do with my job performance but it have EVERYTHING to do with being on sick leave for 4 months. I struggled with that but I remembered that if God touched my body and made me whole after being placed in a coma, on a respirator, having physical therapy to learn how to walk again then there is NOTHING too hard for Him. Every heartache, disappointment, rejection and illness gave me purpose-to tell the world of His goodness and mercy.

I am no different from you; I have my days. However, one thing I am certain of is God’s love for me and He promised that He would NEVER leave nor forsake me. Sometimes I shed tears and even in my weakness I question the direction he is taking me. But, at the end of the day, I understand my purpose.

Don’t give up on God because He knows and cares about your situation. It’s only temporary. As long as God exist there is hope.

From the heart…
Gwendolyn

I AM NO DIFFERENT FROM YOU-BROKENESS TO WHOLENESS

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Good morning everyone,
I started Relationships Start With You because I wanted to reach out to women who were broken and in despair. I was once that same woman. It breaks my heart when I see my sister despondent, not knowing which way to turn or what to do. So, I became transparent about my own personal demons and insecurites to let women know you can make it. No matter what stage/age you are in life there is always hope. I take my business seriously; my page is not a place to see how many fans I can get but to reach out to my sister in need. If I can help one woman then my work is not in vain. I know what it feels like and I am no different from you. I’ve dealt with infidelity, physical and verbal abuse and it made me feel that life was not worth living. My first step towards healing was making the decision to get out of my depression, receive the help I needed, leave my toxic relationship and start anew. It did not bother me anymore what people said or thought about me; my number one concern was my sanity and the example I was setting in front of my children. I wanted to live and be happy. As a result, I graduated from college in 1995 and 1998, set free in 2004, married my soulmate in 2009 and lost 61 lbs. in 2011!

You are not alone!

From the heart,
Gwendolyn

How Did You Do It?

RSWY CEO Gwen OwensPeople ask me all the time, “how did you overcome adversity?” I DECIDED that I wanted more out of life and I was through feeling sorry for myself. It was that simple. The process was sometimes difficult but I would not trade the life God has given me. I learned to take one minute at a time and embrace me. I know what it is like to be broken; but, I know what joy and being whole feels like,too. I have peace even when things are off course because I know there is someone much greater than me. He made promises and I can count on Him to keep them. He doesn’t lie and he is merciful and kind. He never said it would be easy but he promised to comfort and keep me. I believe you know Him, too! Just step out on faith and believe.
RSWY

Women and Relationships Day 1: Pledge

I-am-my-own-womanToday, January 1, 2013, I begin my journey of self-discovery with renewed passion and commitment.I am open to bettering myself and my situation by being realistic about who I am and come to terms with the past so that I can be free of anything or anyone that is holding me back. I will view my mistakes as stepping stones to greatness. My purpose is to grow, prosper, be healthy (mind, body and soul) and walk in my destiny. I am no longer afraid to let go of the past. I will start anew by forgiving myself and others, taking my life back and looking forward to creating a new me! Today, I pledge to remove the outward appearance that I maintain to conceal a less pleasant reality, tear down the walls of pain, hurt and disappointment and learn to love and appreciate the woman that God created me to be.

Tomorrow, we will discuss Wellness-Taking Better Care of Yourself.

RSWY

Relationships Start With You Bookings for 2013

I am the CEO of Relationships Start With You. We assists women who are dealing with low self-esteem, poor body image and are struggling with life’s difficult transitions. We offer candid motivational speaking, interactive workshops, freelance writing and family and community outreach services.

Year 2013 is around the corner so book us today. Go to

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www.relationshipsstartwithyou.net or call 404-832-5480. Blessings!!!

RSWY Would Love to Serve You-Call Us Today 404-832-5480

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I am the CEO of Relationships Start With You. We assists women who are dealing with low self-esteem, poor body image and are struggling with life’s difficult transitions. We offer candid motivational speaking, interactive workshops, freelance writing and family and community outreach services.

Year 2013 is around the corner so book us today. Go to www.relationshipsstartwithyou.net or call 404-832-5480. Blessings!!!

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Women’s Advocate

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I am an advocate for women who are broken and have given up on life. I triumphed and overcame a devastating divorce, low self-esteem, a life-threatening illness, and job loss.I decided to follow my calling and create my life’s work Relationships Start with You. RSWY transforms lives through self-discovery by letting go of the past, forgiving others, loving yourself unconditionally, and having healthy relationships. I am seeking opportunities to spread the word about women’s issue on how to repair brokenness and despair i.e. radio, television,writing, guest spots, symposiums and motivational speaking.