​Featured Couple Isaiah Butler and Adrianna Neal #26

Question: Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? Isaiah: I’m from Fort Polk, Louisiana. Adrianna: I’m from Brandon, Mississippi. We both still live in Brandon. Question: How did you meet? Isaiah: We met in high school. We had English together during our Freshman and Senior year. Question: Describe the…

Featured Couple Curtis and Jamila Jones #23

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. I moved to Jackson, Mississippi in 2004 to attend THEE Jackson State University! I, then, received my Masters in Human Resources and I currently work in that field. Curtis is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and…

VOTE: Southern Laced Featured Couple of the Year Contenders Announced

Who should the 2015 Featured Couple of the Year be? Over the past year, I had the pleasure of sharing the love stories of three beautiful couples. Each story reminded us that all relationships aren’t created equal and happily ever after takes hard work. From funny moments to whirlwind romances, I chose the TOP 3 Featured Couples based on…

Featured Couple James & Alex Barlowe #16

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? James and I were both born and raised in Omaha, NE. We currently reside in Dallas, TX. James is a self-employed basketball trainer. I am a Spa Manager for Life Time Fitness, fellow published author & freelance writer. We are homebodies, but love…

A Message To My Valentine… Mr. and Mrs. Myers

Reggie, my dear sweet Valentine…I want to take a moment to tell you I love you more than you will ever know. I have watched you grow from a boy to a man in these 20+ years. I see God changing you daily. I’m glad I put my heart in your hand and I believe…

The Benefits of Saying “No” By Shon Hyneman

The benefits of saying no can help change your life for the better. We often look at saying no as a bad thing, but I beg to differ. Definition:  Used to express refusal, denial, disbelief, emphasis, or disagreement. No you can’t come over my house this late. No, I will not over eat. No, I will not visit…

Marriage Enrichment with Joni Zimmerman

“The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength.” -Warren Wiersbe As we’ve entered 2015, I seriously just want to encourage each and every one of you to open up your Bibles, and read! So (too!) many…

Send A Message To Your Valentine

  Do you have a Valentine? Tell your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé or spouse how much you love them by sending them a Valentine message. I will be posting all messages on my blog and selected entries on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM February 7th. Send messages in 120 characters or less by completing the form below and emailing photos…

Featured Couple Juan and Kimberly Knott #15

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? Kimberly: My name is Kimberly and I am an entrepreneur from Brandon, Mississippi. Currently. I live in Jackson, Mississippi with my husband, Juan. Juan: My name is Juan and I am a self-employed entertainer. I am a member of the group Compozitionz….

After the Honeymoon by Fallon Victoria

Five years ago today marked a new beginning for us.  We gazed into each other’s eyes as we proclaimed our love to a host of witnesses.  And we vowed before God and to one another that we would love each other for better or for worse.  Although we dated five years prior to getting married and…

Brushstrokes of a Southern Love Story

  How it All Began The love story of Nell Knox and William Goodman began in June 2011 at a mutual friend’s house. “The first day we met, we ended up talking for about three hours,” Knox says. “Immediately, I wanted to get to know this guy better.” Goodman felt the same chemistry during their…

Southern Laced Series Cover Reveal

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Two years ago, I completed my first novel, I Dance For You. Today, I am excited to share the beautiful new book cover for its re-release along with updated edits and a new title, SOUTHERN Laced: Dance. It is the first book in the series, Southern Laced. SYNOPSIS: Meet Jessamine. A single mom…

Featured Couple Harold and Jennifer Williams #13

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? My name is Jennifer and I am from Waco, Texas. I graduated from Baylor University and I work as an Elementary Art teacher in Irving. I currently live with my amazing husband, Harold, in Corinth. Harold grew up in Southlake, Texas and…

Featured Couple Shon and Londina Hyneman Interview #12

Shon Hyneman has been married for thirteen years. He is the father of two children. He is also a speaker, an author of five books, a host of The Doctor of Love Show Podcast, and the founder of Never Again Ministries, which prepares singles for marriage. Shon is from Cleveland, Ohio. He currently resides in…

Featured Couple Cruz and Cherry Sherman Interview #11

Cruz and Cherry are the founders of Cruz Inc Media, Marketing and Public Relations. They love movie nights, bowling and traveling. Cruz is originally from Tennessee and Cherry is from New Jersey. They currently reside in Chesterfield. They have 4 children, ages 15 to 33. They are quick to tell you that they are friends…

Lost Virginity

October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know needs more information about domestic violence, visit The National Domestic Violence HOTLINE or call 1-800-799-7233. This is a poem I will be sharing with a special group of survivors on tomorrow night… LOST VIRGINITY The door unlocks There was no need to…