Separation Before Elevation ..

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There will be a natural process of elimination that occurs on your journey. You have to pay attention to what’s happening in your life and don’t try to interrupt the process. People will show up and show their true colors and you have to respond accordingly. You may have to cut off some people whom you’ve considered friends. You may have to cut off some family members. Anyone who is toxic and refuses to grow and change must be left behind until they are ready to catch up. There will always be separation before elevation. Be ready for it and the natural occur.
– Tony A. Gaskins Jr.
Just a little encouragement for you that also inspired me! Thanks for visiting my blog!! You’re company here is always appreciated 🙂

If You’re Not Good With Friendship Then Leave the Word MARRIAGE Out of Your Mouth..

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“If you’re not good with friendship then leave the word “marriage”out of your mouth. Thousands of you think you will be good in marriage and you are a horrible friend. The foundation of marriage is a good friendship. If you were a bad sister or horrible brother then you will be an even worse spouse. You’ve not perfected the relationship skill to do well in marriage. Friendship is Relationship in School.”

-Dr. Matthew L Stevenson III

I came across this quote a few days ago and fell in love with it because it’s so true!! Some people believe in love at first sight. I believe in friendship before marriage. Intimacy is a major part of any relationship or marriage. What some people fail to realize is that intimacy isn’t always about sex. Sometimes the best type of intimacy is where you just lay back, laugh together at the stupidest things, hold each other and just enjoy each other’s company. Friendship has a lot to do with that !! 

My Husband & I were only friends from 2008-2012 .. We dated from 2013-2016 .. He proposed on Dec. 25th, 2016 and we tied the knot on July 15th, 2017.. now here we are almost a year of being married!! We’ve had our share of ups, downs and disagreements but it seems like no matter what.. we always seems to get through whatever it is. I truly feel like friendship being the foundation of what we have now has a lot to do with that.

What are your thoughts on this quote?? If you’d like to share any feel free to comment below!! I love feedback 🙂