10 Real-World Tips To Spice Up Your Marriage

By Eric Payne The battle of the sexes rages on even in and maybe because of marriage. There are two truths constantly in play and not always playing nicely together. Maybe that’s because we refer to it as a battle? Too many times spouses get caught up in pointless and perpetual battles for superiority and “rightness” inside th

10 Ways You Can Become a Better Spouse in 2014

By Ronnie Tyler, on December 30, 2103, on BlackandMarriedWithKids.com In 2014, don’t leave your marriage on autopilot. If you want your marriage to go in a more positive direction, then you need to take control and direct it there. Make a commitment to do something together as couple to improve your marriage. Additionally, there a

15 Things All Dads of Daughters Should Know

By Justin Ricklefs on October 3, 2014 on HuffingtonPost.com "I feel sorry for you when they become teenagers." "Dude, you're surrounded by women." "What did you do to deserve that?" Being a dad of four daughters (we also have one son), I hear stuff like this almost daily. And honestly, I'm the one who

4 Reasons Why Married Couples Need Each Other

By Ronnie Tyler, July 2014 on BlackandMarriedWithKids.com I had two heart-breaking conversations this week with friends about their marriages. My friends chose to confide in me about the troubles that they were experiencing in their marriages.  And while I was saddened to hear the news, I was happy that they felt like they could trust

4 Stages of Relationships (Beware of Stage 3)

By Heath Wiggins on July 10, 2014 in BlackandMarriedWithKids.com Oh yes you do! You want it! You want that Rick James…that funk, that sweet, that funky stuff. Or, if you’re a little younger, you want that funk, that sweet, that nasty, that gooshy stuff, a la Jay Z. But then you look at the person you’re with…and be like, “

5 Bad Behaviors That Have No Place In Marriage

By Sheree Adams on March 5, 2014 in BlackandMarriedWithKids.com Let’s face it. Getting married is easy. It’s the staying happily married that can sometimes be challenging. What I’ve found is that sometimes we become comfortable and aren’t as diligent, as we were when we were dating, in trying to keep the harmony. If you are

5 Behaviors Men May Have to Unlearn to Love Their Women Better

By Troy Spry on February 18, 2014 in BlackandMarriedwithKids.com As I heard these lyrics from Musiq in his song Teachme (How To Love) it took me back to a time when I felt the same exact way. "I was told the true definition of a man was to never cry…Work till you die, got to provide! Our relationship is suffering trying to give

5 Habits of the Happily Married

By Tiya Cunningham-Sumter on April 28, 2014 in BlackandMarriedWithKids.com Why is it so inconceivable for us to believe happy marriages do exist? It might have something to do with our thinking a happily married couple doesn’t experience any challenge or stressful moments. In fact, how they handle those stressful moments is usually the