by Shameka McDowell
Congratulations! You’re engaged! Break out the wedding colors and seating chart, but while you’re prepping for the big day, now is the time to prepare for your marriage, too.
Like any major life decision, it’s best to have a game plan going into holy matrimony. In fact, it’s a matter of life and divorce when it comes to marriage. So after your elation slightly subsides, here are a few things to do before saying, “I do.”
by LeRodrius McDowell
Let’s get right to it. There is a misconception that is plaguing relationships and potential relationships. Not understanding the nuances between a presumption and an expectation has led to many arguments, ended plenty dates, and played its role in a few divorces. When the two are not communicated (i.e., sending AND receiving of information) properly, things can go downhill in a split second. So, how about we define these two terms:
pre·sump·tion (noun): an assumption, often not fully established, that is taken for granted in some piece of reasoning.
ex·pec·ta·tion (noun): something expected; a thing looked forward to.
Self-immolation is an act done to bring attention to an issue or cause in the most dramatic way possible. Self-immolation is literally an act which uses ones own life and body as a beacon of light, to spark a Revolution, or to shed a condemning light on an unseen or unacknowledged…