Just a couple of kids born and raised on the South Side of Chicago with a dream to do something different with their lives and their marriage has turned into a culturally conscious digital platform that empowers thousands.
Through our relationship blog, online courses, and podcast we are able to show others that no matter what obstacles life may throw at you, or what chapters that may contribute to your story you have the power to write your own ending.
People always ask
“How have you guys stayed together so long, who or what has influenced you?”
We didn’t have a blueprint for a successful marriage growing up. We were well on our way to being another statistic. Two black teenage parents surrounded by family members deep-rooted with toxic and dysfunctional relationships.
Infidelity, drug abuse, physical altercations, emotional and financially draining marriages were the norm in our community and in our circle.
“For as long as we can remember we wanted to know why is it that some people struggle to break free of these generational curses while others prosper, build strong marriages, create their own rules and lead happy, successful lives.
Married young, we found ourselves soon after with three kids fighting some of those curses on our own. We didn’t fit traditional marriage roles, LIKE AT ALL and no matter how many times our parents or our pastor tried to put us in those boxes we just wouldn’t fit.
We found ourselves struggling to figure out how NOT to lose our individuality while juggling our new roles of husband and wife, beginning our careers, finishing college degrees, and parenting our children (not to mention one with a disability). The stress of it all took its toll on our marriage until….
We didn’t want to be like everyone else we knew. We refused to be the stereotype or a statistic. We were going to do life on our terms. So, we started fresh and moved our little family 700 miles away to Atlanta where we only had our faith and each other to depend on. We made a vow to bring our WHOLE selves to the table. Ya’ know loyalty, love, respect, honesty…pretty much everything our favorite R&B songs are made of.
After almost 20 years together of expanding our own ideas about what it means to live fully in our lives and in our marriage we knew …
“We learned the hard way so that others wouldn’t have to!”
Through our free content, our paid online training programs and anything else we might offer — we are in this to help marriage-minded millennials change the narrative on how we view, create, and maintain OUR relationships.
We can be young, dopeaf, pursue our passions, turn up together, be spiritual, raise families, & make it look good while doing it. We don’t have to be celebrities to break generational curses or have a dope ass marriage. WE ARE THE CULTURE and together WE have the power to break stereotypes.
LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER
Steve & Kim
OUR TOP TEN QUESTIONS
Yep, we’re taking it old school Cosmo Mag Style
1. WHERE DID YOU GUYS FIRST MEET:
Age 15 in our hometown in Chicago
2. DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT:
3. MOST LIKELY TO BINGE WATCH:
a. Stranger Things
c.Orange is The New Black
d. House Hunters
4. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE COUPLE DEAD OR ALIVE WHO WOULD IT BE:
Jay z & Beyoncé
5. IF WE’RE TALKING BAECATION MODE, WHAT DRINK IS IN YOUR HAND:
b. Jack & Coke
d. Cranberry & Vodka
6. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING:
Hanging out with our 3 crazy kids
7. ONE THING YOU CAN ALWAYS AGREE ON:
If we’re staying in or going out to eat
8. IN 25 YEARS WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING:
Still annoying one another Lord willing 🙂
9. FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF ONE ANOTHER:
a. That’s my best friend, go best friend
b. How’d I get so lucky
c. Can’t get enough of you
d. Forever isn’t long enough
10. IPHONE OR ANDROID
YOU KNOW HOW ALL GREAT RELATIONSHIPS START?
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