Your Relationship with Love

“Meditate on God’s Word and prioritize your relationship with Love.”
~ Nike Adeyemi
Founder – The Real Woman Foundation & Author

A Marriage of Friendship & Passion

“Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love.
For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other
which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer, Humanitarian & Film Producer

Partnering in Prayer

“Having a partner to agree in prayer about things coming up in the new year
brings a whole new level of relationship to the Lord.”
~ Carman,
a.k.a. Carmen Licciardello
Singer, Songwriter, Television Host, Author, Evangelist, GMA Dove Awards (6X), Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2018),
Charisma Magazine “Readers Choice Award”, RIAA Certified Platinum Video: “Revival In The Land”, Ampex Golden Reel Award : “Revival in The Land”
RIAA Certified Gold Recording: “Revival In The Land”, RIAA Certified Gold Recording: “The Champion”,
RIAA Certified Gold Recording: “Carman Live … Radically Saved”, RIAA Certified Gold Video: “Carman Live … Radically Saved”,
Co-Founder “Parable Christian Film Festival” & House of Hope Humanitarian Award (2004)

True Repentance

““True repentance isn’t just saying, “I’m sorry.” It’s. saying “I’m sorry, I’ll never, ever do that again
because my relationship with you means more to me than anything.””
~ Serita Jakes,
Author, Speaker & Potter’s House Executive Director:
God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program,
Distinctively Debs Youth Program & Starting Over

Precious, Valuable Treasures

“Our relationships are precious, valuable treasures from Heaven,
and we should handle them carefully, always looking for ways to build bridges to each others’ hearts.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor – Lakewood Church, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder – Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Not Ahead, Nor Behind

“One of the things I have always said about the man-woman relationship is
that I don’t want anybody to walk ahead of me, and I don’t want anybody to walk behind me.
I want a man who will walk along beside me.
And that’s how I feel about equal rights.”
~ Cicely Tyson,
Actress, Fashion Model, Tony Award – Best Actress in a Play (2013),
BFCA and SAG Awards (The Help, 2011), SAG Award nominations (4x, The Help, 2011)
NAACP’s Spingarn Medal (2010), Primetime Emmy Awards nominee (12x)
Drama Desk Award & Outer Critics Circle Award – Outstanding Actress in a Play
Academy & Golden Globe Awards – Best Actress nominee (Sounder, 1972), Continue reading “Not Ahead, Nor Behind”

It Just Gets Better & Better

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
~ Steve Jobs,
Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, &
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple, Inc.
Founder & CEO of NeXT, Disney Legend (2013, posthumously)
Grammy Trustees Award (2012), California Hall of Fame (2007)
‘Most Powerful Person in Business’ by Fortune Magazine (2007)
Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by Inc. Magazine (1989)
Jefferson Award for Public Service (1987) & National Medal of Technology (1985)
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Better Things

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer, Humanitarian & Film Producer

This Gift of Love

“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or
just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it.
You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
~ John Winston Lennon,
Musician, Singer, Songwriter,
Record Producer, Artist, Writer & Activist

Laugh & Be Friends

“Well, I think that’s one of the biggest secrets of marriage;
you have to be able to laugh and be friends.”
~ Priscilla Marie ‘Cece’ Winans Love,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Talk Show Host, Speaker,
Author, Dove Awards (23X) Stellar Awards (15X) & Grammy Awards (12X)

Single-Focus Time for Family

“There are certain things in a family life that I think are sacred and that, as adults, we can take for granted—that time alone with your child when you’re not focused on any other individual and you’re just focused on your child. We multi-task in life but I think there are certain things and certain people that deserve that single-focus time and being with your children is one of them. I don’t think mixing dating and family fun time if you’re not in a marriage or a serious relationship is appropriate.”
~ Lauren Lake,
Lawyer, Author, Interior Designer, Real Estate Developer,
Singer, Legal-Relationship-Life Consultant, & TV Talk Show Host

Building a Bond

“You don’t build a bond without being present.”
~ James Earl Jones,
Emmy Award (3X), Tony Award (2X), Golden Globe (1970), Grammy Award (1970),
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2008), Academy Honorary Award (2011),
Voice Arts Icon Award (2015) & Harvard University Honorary Doctor of Arts (2017)

Memorable Parts of A Relationship

“Remember, attraction is only one part of a relationship.
Loyalty, commitment, responsibility and maturity make up the rest.”
~ Dr. Ruth Westheimer,
Sex Therapist, Media Personality,
Actress, Voice Actress & Author

Having Trust Instead of Jealousy

“For me, I’m not a jealous person. That’s just not my thing.
You have to have trust in your relationship.”
~ Fergie
a.k.a Stacy Ann Ferguson
,
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress & Fashion Designer,
American Music Award, amfAR Inspiration Gala Awards (3),
ASCAP Awards (6), Billboard Music Awards (8), FiFi Award
Footwear News Achievement Award, Glamour Award & Grammy Awards (8)

Good Service vs. Platinum Service

” What’s the difference between ‘Good Service’ and ‘Platinum Service’? ‘Good’ is the enemy of ‘Great’.
So, ‘GOOD’ – that dog won’t hunt, anymore; it is about being ‘PLATINUM’!
See, … when I understand to see my Customers as my Guests, I don’t rush to serve them.
I stop looking at them through the lens of ‘Transaction’
and I see them through the lens of ‘Transformation’.
So, net-net takeaway: stop ‘Selling’ and start ‘Connecting’,
because when you ‘Sell’ that’s a ‘Transaction’.
When you ‘Connect’ that’s a ‘Relationship’! ”
~ Simon T. Bailey,
Executive Advisor, Author, Entrepreneur, Keynote & Hall of Fame Speaker,
Founder – Brilliance Institute & CEO of Simon T. Bailey International, Inc.

Being Likeable

“As I’ve gotten older and older …
I’ve learned that relationships really matter. That being likeable really matters….
Those things are also almost as important, and maybe even more so,
than just being a really excellent writer or a really great show host.”
~ Betty W. Liu,
News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author,
Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997),
“Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x)
& Central High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)