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    The Interview: His Side of Marriage

    Brilliance- It was beyond fun to talk about marriage and to witness your reactions to our various posts pertaining to marriage. For the last installment of our marriage series, we elected to interview a husband who values the institution of marriage. There’s no better way to hear about marriage than from a devoted husband! Enjoy the interview… Do successful women intimidate men? I believe that strong, aggressive, ambitious people intimidate weak, passive, lackadaisical people regardless of sex. Personally successful women do not intimidate me but many men feel their identities defined by what they do and how much they earn. In my mind it takes a strong women to walk with…

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    Rejected and Married-by-Guest Blogger-in-Residence-Dr. Tina Bedell

    The popular girls at school didn’t want to eat with you in the cafeteria because you weren’t part of the “in” crowd. REJECTION! You didn’t make the cheerleading team because you weren’t skinny enough. REJECTION! You get the letter that reads, “Thank you for applying to our university, but after careful consideration we regret to inform you….” (Yea right). REJECTION! You are told, “We will keep your application on file” after you find out you weren’t chosen for the job you wanted. REJECTION! Your mother has a favorite, but you are not it. REJECTION! You receive a breakup text. REJECTION!  And the list goes on and on…..I think you get…

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    She Has My Husband!!!

    Brilliance, We hope you are in a space of love, healing, and growth. If you are like we are at Couture Purpose you are more than likely preparing to attend gobs of bridal showers, weddings, and anniversary celebrations…shoe shopping time! It is JUNE, and this is officially WEDDING SEASON. After engaging in a series of conversations and events dedicated to marriage, we decided to align our June posts with all things marriage. Please enjoy the updated version of Why is She Married and Not ME with new insights. Brilliance more than likely your mailbox is beginning to overflow with wedding invites. As one of the Couture Purpose’s Dreamers stated. “Here…

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    You Are First…Go Lead!!!

    Hey Brilliance- What have you been up to? Hopefully manifesting a dream, which will positively change the life experience for mankind. Often times we seek mentors, counselors, teachers to assist us along our journeys. But, what happens when the teacher has not or never appeared? What happens when you discover YOU are the teacher? Many of us are being called into “First” position. Even though society has evolved over the years—women are still being told WHAT THEY CAN NOT DO! When you research the deficit of female CEOs, pastors, business owners etc.…there is an overwhelming amount of evidence you Brilliance maybe called to be “First.” In viewing the interview with…

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    Alignment is CALLING!!!

    Hey Brilliance- I hope you are feeling the light and love of this season. We know you are busy manifesting your greatness so this is going to be short and to the point. Today is 12-12-12. Many numerologists and scientists are calling this day a phenomenon in our generation. Oxford Dictionaries defines phenomenon as a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question. I agree with these thought leaders. I view “Phenomenon” as a question waiting to be addressed. Our question to you—what’s keeping you out of perfect alignment with your “Truest Self?” We encourage you to take the…

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    YOU are LOVED

    Hey Brilliance- I hope you have begun the process of rePURPOSING YOUR gifts. Question…when was the last time you listened to a “TRUE” love song? Not the garbage we hear today in radio rotation. I am talking about a song when you could hear LOVEEEEEE serenading in the background. I want to encourage each one of you, desiring to be married—keep YOUR marriage DREAMS ALIVE.

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    Call Your Sisters Forth

    Good Day Brilliance, I hope your space is filled with love, faith, hope, acceptance and purpose. This past weekend I had the honor of reconnecting to my “Genesis.” I define “Genesis” as my beginning, divine connections and the origin of my authentic space. While I was around some powerful women, it was revealed to me how important it is to be connected with women who want and can call you forth. If you surround yourself with women who are vested in you staying confused and stagnated you will more than likely never find your authentic self. One key element to developing your “Genesis” is truth. Those connected in your “Genesis”…

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    Why Are We “Still Standing?”

    Brilliance, I hope you had a fabulous week! My husband and I attended an advance screening of Still Standing a film produced by Ronnie & Lamar Tyler, the founders and creators of BlackandMarriedwithKids.com. First of all any time I get an opportunity to enhance and empower my marriage I seize it! Also, I see my husband as the smartest and finest man in the world, and I just like to be in his presence. So the viewing of Still Standing was a great opportunity for our mid-week date night. It was a pleasure to be in the company of so many people wanting to equipped their relationships and families. I…