Category Archives: Marriage

7 Reasons Why I Hate Valentine’s Day

I’m about to write the one post you would never expect a professional matchmaker to write. So, first, let me clarify that I was actually a matchmaker. Yes, that was my “real” job and one that I loved.

This time of year is the Super Bowl of my industry – lots of events, lots of media attention, lots of new client requests. You would think I should just shut my mouth and enjoy the ride. However, I can’t…because I hate Valentine’s Day.

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Yes, that’s how I truly feel and let me give you the 7 reasons why…

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How I Knew My Wife was the One (Finding My Ruth)

The following post is written by my friend Timothy Woods about how he met and fell in love with his soon-to-be wife LaKisha Campbell. Be sure to check out Tim’s website as well as follow him on Twitter. Also, see what LaKisha is writing about on her blog and also follow her on Twitter.  

Lakisha changed my perception on relationships when I first met her in a bar, two and a half years ago. A big sports fan and an alumnus of the University of Maryland, she had come in to watch a Maryland vs. Duke basketball game on TV. I was the DJ who was also in charge of the television controls. When I accidentally changed the TV with the Maryland game, she walked up to me with her braids and cute smile and asked me to switch the game back on. Later on, I’d ask for her number. A week later we went to the Bohemian Caverns on U-Street in Washington, D.C. for an Open Mic and Spoken Word night. The audience was an eclectic group of artists: Young women sharing personal stories about their relationships, both good and bad, young men sharing their experiences about feeling pressure to challenge stereotypes and perceptions. And there was a fair share of poets who had us laughing in our seats. At the end of our date, we talked in-depth about our lives and our faith, and I realized what I wanted…

Someone who would make me a better man.

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How I Knew My Husband was the One: How to Know If He’s Marriage Material (Finding Your Boaz)

The following is a post by my sister-in-law Nikisha Brunson. Be sure to check out her amazing blog as well as follow her on instagram.

I receive many emails and I am frequently asked these three questions:  How did you know Carl was the one? How do you maintain a healthy relationship? How do you know if he is marriage material? So I wanted to share some of my own personal experience along with a great Biblical based article I found about how to find your Boaz. It’s quite long so bare with me please :) .

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Don’t Get Married Unless You Can Answer These 24 Questions

Don’t Get Married Unless You Can Answer These 24 Questions

 

I dedicate this post to everyone struggling with how to define ‘marriage material.’ You’ve heard me talk ad nauseum about the importance of finding a partner that you’re attracted to, who matches your values, and compliments your personality. However, in order for someone to be marriage material, you need more. After all, a successful relationship must be based on more than just love to survive.

If you’re single, here are 24 important questions to ask yourself. If you’re in a relationship, these are great questions to discuss with your partner. You don’t have to be in complete agreement on each of these answers but you do need to be able to compromise if there are differences – if you can successfully do that, I say you have someone who is marriage material!

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7 Reasons Why I’d Never Cheat On My Wife

7 Reasons Why I’d Never Cheat On My Wife

This is an actual conversation that took place between myself and a staffer (supplied by the venue) at one of my events:

Guy: C’mon son, I know you’re married, but don’t tell me you ain’t smashin’ none of these hotties that be comin’ to yo events?

Me: Nope.

Guy: C’mon son?

Me: Nope.

Guy: You crazy Paul, you crazy in the head… even if I was married I would be runnin’ all through them hoes.

Me: That’s because you haven’t grown up yet.

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