Before social media even became a concept, we’ve been experiencing FOMO. It’s why we keep up with the Joneses. It’s why we find ourselves heading to the same restaurant we saw someone rave about not too long ago. We just have to be a part of it. I would even argue that it’s why word of mouth is so popular; no one wants to be out of the loop. We all want to be able to say we were a part of that exciting, interesting, fun thing that everyone is talking about.
The love from women on social media is prevalent, beautiful and even overwhelming at times. So imagine how shocked I am whenever I am slapped in the face by the reality that some women are nicer on social media than they are in person.
Marriage is tough. Our nation’s divorce rate is proof. But the bible makes it clear that marriage is not impossible and it is not meant to result in a life of headache and heartache. A relationship should be centered around trust, compassion, and love. If you are a Christian, chances are you value your relationship with Christ and like many of us, you desire a healthy and loving marriage.
Unsurprisingly, however, a lot of professionals are taking to the internet to “snoop” on potential employees. Here are a few things to remember when you’re looking for jobs and know that a potential employer might be checking out your social media feed.
Once again, the year is coming to an end and you find yourself single once more. You're in the same spot where you found yourself in the beginning of the year. Somewhere in between you met someone. There was hope. There was something brewing. You thought that perhaps, he could be the one you brought home to your mother.
Bad relationships are like weeds in a flower bed, you don’t really notice them until the damage has already begun. Weeds are generally plants that have absolutely no redeeming value as far as nutrition is concerned. They tend to compete with flowers for nutrients and space. Similar to flowers, we allow bad people, who bring no real value, to enter into our lives; bad people who come to compete with us for space in our own lives—our flower bed!
Amongst many others like myself, earlier this year I said goodbye to New Year’s resolutions and decided to take a different approach to making lifestyle changes. I found an amusing comparison to resolutions to that of the “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” tale. Resolutions are purely false alarms aimed to possibilities of failure.
Colorism is a serious issue we need to talk about in our community. We need to start healing and loving one another. We shouldn't convey these negative beliefs to our future generation of young girls. We need to tell young black girls, for their own psychological well-being, that every shade of black is beautiful.
Have you ever been dissatisfied with the current events in your life? Do you feel like your life is miserable and boring? If you are having these recurrent feelings of dissatisfaction, it's time for a change, because your life has become stagnant. It's time to chase after your goals and those things you’ve been desiring for numerous years. Change isn't easy.
As people, we are so quick to point fingers and judge new believers. We expect God to snap his fingers, and immediately release us from the flawed, sinful nature of our past and turn us into the cookie cut perfect version of ourselves. As much as we’d like to believe that this is true, it’s not.
At a young age, my mother taught me some valuable lessons such as to never depend on a man and to love yourself unconditionally.She was a single mother, raising two kids on her own. She had too much pride to ask others for help. She never felt the need to have a man by her side to make her feel complete, and I admire her for that. However, the most valuable lesson that she has taught me is to never allow a man to make you feel unworthy.
Reading is something we often say we don’t have enough time for (I’m definitely guilty of this). Reading is so transformative, and not only can it make you a better and more imaginative person, but it can catapult you into a separate world, where you think of other characters, ways to better yourself, or even get new information. My personal favorite genre is fiction, and has been since I was a kid.