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Why It Is Important that You (And Not Someone Else) Teach Your Children About Racism

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My daughter was in second grade when her class had begun a discussion on civil rights and slavery in North America. It was then that she had learned for the first time that there were people in this world who may think her less deserving, less valuable, and even less …

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Should We Marry for Love or Money?

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I’ve heard various opinions on whether people should marry for love or money. But what does this really mean when we say “marry for love” and “marry for money”? Here’s what the Bible says about love according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: Love suffers long and is kind;  love does not envy; love …

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Teaching Your Children How to Rise Above Stereotypes

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My husband and I recently enjoyed a breezy outdoor dinner at a local café with our three kids and found ourselves having to teach an unexpected lesson. In what has become our normal everyday fashion, we also found ourselves the single black family in a middle-class white restaurant. No biggie. …

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Bizzle Peels Back the Curtain on Family Life in “From the Outside” Video

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As a standout song on Bizzle’s latest album Crowns and Crosses, “From the Outside” is a transparent look inside the realities of leading a family. In a culture where social media is literally having psychological effects on individuals who become depressed by constantly comparing themselves to fake presentations of those …

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Why I Didn’t Marry for Love

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  I have a confession y’all…and this confession is going to rock some of y’all’s minds and roll some heads. Ready for it? Of course you are! In fact, your teacup is probably already out by now! So here goes — I didn’t marry my husband because I love him. …

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The Biblical Roles of Husband and Wife Model How Our Relationship with Christ Should Be

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It’s compelling how the unity between a husband and wife serves as a perfect model for how our relationship with Christ should be. Quite often in the scriptures we read about the church being called the bride and Jesus being called the bridegroom. Why would the Lord use marriage as …

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Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) Announces Dope New Docu-Series “Black Love”

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I hardly watch any TV, but I’m excited about Oprah’s new series. With all the reality shows that have been showing the worst that black people in America have to offer, a series highlighting honest and emotional real love stories about black celebrities we know and love is refreshing. Love …

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Your Cell Phone Usage May be Negatively Affecting Your Parenting

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One of the most annoying and insulting things to me is when I’m speaking with another adult, whose time and attention I’m giving, and they’re constantly on their cell phone. The crazy thing is that they aren’t doing anything constructive like responding to an urgent message, but rather scrolling through …

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Dear Single Mom: From Your Son

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You are awesome mom! But you are not my dad. Don’t be alarmed. My statement is not meant to be disrespectful—it is meant to totally express the pedestal of motherhood and the tireless work you’ve invested into my life and I don’t want it to be marred by being mixed …

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