Don’t Let Pictures Of Happy Couples On Facebook Get You Down

Friday, October 23, 2015

There is no such thing as a perfect couple. I’m amazed at how much perpetrating people do on Facebook and other social media.

It’s kind of funny to see people change their status and/or post happy pics of their significant other when I know everything is not so perfect. I’ve seen men post pics of their wives only to inbox or poke someone on facebook. I see so many single women warning married men to stop inboxing them or they will let their wives and the world know about their shady behavior.

I’ve also seen many boast of their significant other yet their significant other is not boasting about them. Next thing you know, they are no longer together or the relationship is complicated.

I said all that because if you are single and haven’t met “THE ONE” and you see so many so called happy couples, it may bring you down. But don’t let it. Or you may already be married and have experienced so many problems with your relationship that the happy pics on facebook make you sad. Don’t’ let it!

Don’t believe the hype. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship.

Every relationship will be tested. One thing is for sure, nothing stays the same. There are so many ways and times that relationships are challenged. For starters, all relationships will include disagreements. All relationships get tested by things like unemployment, health issues, the addition of children, difficult in-laws, etc.

Even if things are wonderful in a relationship, life will bring its challenges. So don’t get down if you don’t have the relationship that many people pre-tend to have on social media. Just keep preparing yourself for “THE ONE” so that you’ll be better equipped to handle the inevitable issues that come with relationships.

By the way if you are dating check out my latest ebook “ Background Check Essentials For Dating “.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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To Save Marriages, You’ve Got To Be Willing To Use Tools Like Marriage Made EZ

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We somehow are surprised when certain celebrity couples split or end their marriages. But just like all the “everyday” couples and marriages, they face the same issues. The only difference is the world has more access to them.

It just seems the devil is having a field day in the area of true love and marriage. Whether you are considering marriage or are already married, we must be proactive in using the tools God gives us to perfect our relationships.

As I was browsing channels on my TV, I ran upon the Marriage Made EZ broadcast that Dr. Mike Freeman and his beautiful wife Dr. Dee Dee Freeman hosts that will bless and heal your marriage. They are very open and honest with issues they had and the biblical solutions they used that will help your marriage. Remember the Bible tells us the importance of seeking and understanding wisdom in Proverbs 4
1 Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
and be attentive, that you may gain insight,
2 for I give you good precepts;
do not forsake my teaching.
3 When I was a son with my father,
tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
4 he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
keep my commandments, and live.
5 Get wisdom; get insight;
do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;
love her, and she will guard you.
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,
and whatever you get, get insight.
8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
she will honor you if you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head a graceful garland;
she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”
10 Hear, my son, and accept my words,
that the years of your life may be many.
11 I have taught you the way of wisdom;
I have led you in the paths of uprightness.
12 When you walk, your step will not be hampered,
and if you run, you will not stumble.
13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;
guard her, for she is your life.
14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,
and do not walk in the way of the evil.
15 Avoid it; do not go on it;
turn away from it and pass on.
16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;
they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
19 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know over what they stumble.
20 My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Let them not escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them,
and healing to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.
24 Put away from you crooked speech,
and put devious talk far from you.
25 Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet;
then all your ways will be sure.
27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn your foot away from evil.

So if you want a better marriage, check out the wisdom provided by Dr. Mike and Dr. Dee Dee Freeman, their Marriage Made EZ ministry, and all their materials which you can get more information on


I know that the Freemans also have a book (“Marriage Made EZ: A 31-Day Guide To Success In Marriage) you and your significant other can use to fix underlying issues in the relationship as well as bring couples closer together.

The Freemans also hold conferences around the nation that bless couples. For some feedback on their seminars, check out the video below:

I pray you find this couple, their ministry, and tools a blessing to you and your family.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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James 1:12 Blessed Is The Man That Endures Temptation #James1:12

Thursday, March 13, 2014

As I read Facebook posts, more pastors’ shortcomings are being brought to light. Pastors telling women to come to church with no panties. And the mess Marvin Sapp is allegedly involved in.

Nothing is kept secret anymore because of technology and global access to it. satan does not sleep. he seeks to devour. he studies us to determine our vices, and he uses them to bring us down and block our blessings. That satan is bold isn’t he? So bold not only did he tempt Eve in the garden, Esau in giving up his birthright, and David with Bathsheba, this fool had the audacity to tempt Jesus. But he can only go as far as we let him. That’s why we must renew our minds with the word and surround ourselves with others who do the same. We must keep those who are babes in Christ at a reasonable spiritual distance. We don’t have to kick them to the curb but we must make sure we have on God’s armor when we interact with them. We want to be light and an example to them. But that doesn’t mean we have to share everything with them. Maybe give more access to those who have on God’s armor. Even then, discernment is key because they too will be tempted (just like us). The ability to recognize temptation could mean life or death (spiritually, literally, financially). Ultimately the man who endures temptation is blessed.
James 1:12″Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which The Lord hath promised to them that love him.” It’s hard to resist temptation, but I encourage us all to be mindful and to fight it with all we’ve got. But it sure is hard.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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Do You Know What Love Is? How Do You Define Love? Why Should You Love? Here’s Scripture On Love

Saturday, August 10, 2013

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 4Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; 5love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; 6love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.

Luke 6:27 27But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

1 Peter 4:8 8 Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.

Hebrews 13:1 1Keep on loving one another as Christians.

1 John 4:19 19We love because God first loved us.

John 15:12 12 My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you.

Luke 10:27 27 The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’”

Deuteronomy 6:5 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Luke 14:26 26 “Those who come to me cannot be my disciples unless they love me more than they love father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and themselves as well.

Jude 1:2 2May mercy, peace, and love be yours in full measure.

Mark 12:30 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

John 15:17 17This, then, is what I command you: love one another.

1 Corinthians 16:14 14Do all your work in love.

1 John 4:16 16And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them.

Colossians 3:19 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

Luke 6:32 32“If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them!

John 14:21 21 “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. My Father will love those who love me; I too will love them and reveal myself to them.”

1 John 4:7 7Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God.

Matthew 22:37 37 Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

1 John 4:12 12 No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us.

2 John 1:6 6This love I speak of means that we must live in obedience to God’s commands. The command, as you have all heard from the beginning, is that you must all live in love.

Psalm 26:8 8I love the house where you live, O Lord , the place where your glory dwells.

2 Peter 1:7 7to your godliness add Christian affection; and to your Christian affection add love.

1 John 4:20 20If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen.

Deuteronomy 6:5 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

1 John 4:8 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:5 5love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs;

Deuteronomy 5:10 10But I show my love to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my laws.

1 John 5:2 2This is how we know that we love God’s children: it is by loving God and obeying his commands.

Zephaniah 3:17 17The Lord your God is with you; his power gives you victory. The Lord will take delight in you, and in his love he will give you new life. He will sing and be joyful over you,

1 John 4:9 9And God showed his love for us by sending his only Son into the world, so that we might have life through him.

1 John 3:18 18My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.

1 Peter 1:22 22Now that by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves and have come to have a sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with all your heart.

Ephesians 5:25 25 Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.

Hebrews 10:24 24Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good.

1 John 4:11 11Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another.

1 John 4:10 10This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.

1 Corinthians 13:13 13Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.

Micah 6:8 8No, the Lord has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.

1 John 4:18 18There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment.

Ephesians 5:28 28Men ought to love their wives just as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself.

John 13:35 35If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.”

1 Corinthians 13:1 Love 1I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.

Jeremiah 31:3 3I appeared to them from far away. People of Israel, I have always loved you, so I continue to show you my constant love.

1 Corinthians 13:6 6love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.

Hosea 3:1 Hosea and the Unfaithful Woman 1The Lord said to me, “Go again and show your love for a woman who is committing adultery with a lover. You must love her just as I still love the people of Israel, even though they turn to other gods and like to take offerings of raisins to idols.”

1 Corinthians 13:7 7Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.

1 Corinthians 13:8 8Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there are gifts of speaking in strange tongues, but they will cease; there is knowledge, but it will pass.

1 Corinthians 13:3 3I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned —but if I have no love, this does me no good.

1 Corinthians 13:2 2 I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains—but if I have no love, I am nothing.

James 2:8 8 You will be doing the right thing if you obey the law of the Kingdom, which is found in the scripture, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

1 Timothy 6:10 10For the love of money is a source of all kinds of evil. Some have been so eager to have it that they have wandered away from the faith and have broken their hearts with many sorrows.

John 13:34 34 And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Leviticus 19:18 18 Do not take revenge on others or continue to hate them, but love your neighbors as you love yourself. I am the Lord .

John 3:16 16For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.

Proverbs 10:12 12 Hate stirs up trouble, but love forgives all offenses.

Matthew 5:43 Love for Enemies 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your friends, hate your enemies.’

Romans 8:28 28We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.

Galatians 5:14 14 For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

Psalm 136:7 7 He made the sun and the moon; his love is eternal;

Matthew 19:19 19 respect your father and your mother; and love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

Colossians 1:8 8He has told us of the love that the Spirit has given you.

1 Corinthians 4:21 21Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in a spirit of love and gentleness?

Psalm 118:2 2Let the people of Israel say, “His love is eternal.”

Psalm 89:2 2I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 8 But we belong to the day, and we should be sober. We must wear faith and love as a breastplate, and our hope of salvation as a helmet.

1 John 4:17 17Love is made perfect in us in order that we may have courage on the Judgment Day; and we will have it because our life in this world is the same as Christ’s.

Ephesians 3:19 19Yes, may you come to know his love—although it can never be fully known—and so be completely filled with the very nature of God.

Psalm 36:5 The Goodness of God 5 Lord , your constant love reaches the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the skies.

Psalm 119:159 159See how I love your instructions, Lord . Your love never changes, so save me!

1 Corinthians 16:24 24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.

Joshua 23:11 11Be careful, then, to love the Lord your God.

Matthew 5:46 46Why should God reward you if you love only the people who love you? Even the tax collectors do that!

Exodus 20:6 6But I show my love to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my laws.

John 15:9 9I love you just as the Father loves me; remain in my love.

1 John 4:21 21The command that Christ has given us is this: whoever loves God must love others also.

Psalm 103:4 4He keeps me from the grave and blesses me with love and mercy.

Psalm 106:45 45For their sake he remembered his covenant, and because of his great love he relented.

Psalm 119:167 167I obey your teachings; I love them with all my heart.

Psalm 119:47 47I find pleasure in obeying your commands, because I love them.

Psalm 136:23 23He did not forget us when we were defeated; his love is eternal;

Psalm 136:25 25He gives food to every living creature; his love is eternal.

Galatians 5:22
22 But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Peter 4:8
8 Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.

Romans 8:38-39
38 I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future,

1 Corinthians 13:13
13 For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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My Plea To The Men- Where Are The Men? Why Aren’t They In Church? Why Aren’t They The Church?- WE NEED YOU!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Alright men, why aren’t you in the church? Don’t you realize you are our leaders? How can you effectively lead if you are not getting wisdom from the Word of God?

Every wise leader will seek wisdom and not just blindly lead and give out commands. Why do you think the head coach of a football team has assistant coaches? The same is true for basketball coaches.

How do you truly recognize your enemy when he/she comes in so many disguises? How are you able to project the best offense if you are not equipped to read the enemy’s defense and attacks against you?
The Word of God gives you discernment. So when was the last time you read it?

How do you fight temptations against you, your marriage, your family, and your life if you don’t spend time with the Word of God and hearing God by going to church and being the church?

Aren’t you tired of doing things the hard way (your way)? Are you humble enough to seek wisdom? Can you admit that sometimes you could use a little help in life?

Do you understand the importance of your presence in the church, in the community, in society?
The truth is WE NEED YOU. We need you to stand up and be a MAN; one that seeks wisdom, one that understands he is no less by serving his loved ones and his community. After all, Jesus gives the
ultimate example in John 13:13-17 when he washes the disciples’ feet (knowing HE was the master and they were the servants all along). Because Jesus was secure in his role as master, he was able to serve.

John 13:13-17
Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 You call Me the Teacher (Master) and the Lord, and you are right in doing so, for that is what I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher (Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another’s feet.

15 For I have given you this as an example, so that you should do [in your turn] what I have done to you.

16 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, A servant is not greater than his master, and no one who is sent is superior to the one who sent him.

17 If you know these things, blessed and happy and [a]to be envied are you if you practice them [if you act accordingly and really do them].

Now understand that the church is you. You are the church. So what’s in your church? What’s in you? It should be the Word of God.
Romans 10:17
King James Version (KJV)

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

The faith you need to launch that business or to accomplish your dream comes by reading the Word of God. The faith it takes to land that next job or to be the leader of that family is built up by you reading the Word of God.
And doesn’t every successful leader seek wisdom? Can’t you do that by listening to sermons online, visiting a physical church from time to time, and listening to Christian radio stations?
Noone is perfect. Noone expects you to physically attend church every Sunday, Wednesday, or Saturday. We understand there’s football on Sundays.
But recognize how valuable you are. The enemy does. That’s why he takes joy when you don’t equip yourself to fight daily battles by reading the Word of God. That’s how the enemy is able to come in and wreak havoc on your relationships, your finances, and your life. Don’t make it so easy for the enemy.
Get empowered. Read the Word Of God. Listen to Christian sermons online, on tv, on the radio. And from time to time, actually visit a physical church with an open spirit, mind, and soul.

Don’t let that pastor asking you for money, stop you from receiving the Word of God. Don’t let the words in the Bible that you don’t understand stop you. I wasn’t raised in the church. I didn’t know the structure of the Bible. But after life beat the Hell out of me, I had no choice but to take baby steps and learn how to read the bible. Today there are so many tools and versions of the Bible to help all of us understand the scripture in the Bible (such as The Bible Gateway). Don’t let the lack of knowledge about the Bible or Christianity stop you. I didn’t. The truth is neither you or I have an excuse.
Your family needs you. Your very destiny depends on it.

Everything you need to be the best is already inside you. It’s called the Holy Spirit. Isn’t it time to wake up that spirit? Isn’t it time to renew that spirit? Isn’t it time to go to the next level?

This is a plea to men. Where are you? WE NEED YOU! It’s time!

Walking in love with Christ,

Tayarisha Joyce

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The First Step When Dealing With Loneliness, Sadness, and Depression

Friday, March 2, 2012

At some point in our lives we all have to deal with loneliness, sadness, and possibly depression. It is tempting to indulge in things that ultimately can do harm to ourselves and our bodies. But we can defeat depression both in the spirit realm and the physical (natural) realm.

Personally as I grow in my faith walk, I find the quickest and most fulfilling way for me to get out of a state of loneliness or sadness is to simply praise and thank God in the middle of my storm.

Praising God doesn’t have to be formal or pretty. It can involve shouting to God or crying out to Him. You do what you have to do to fight through the negative and toxic emotions while leaning on God. But you fight through it while giving God praise for who He is and for Him being there to see you through the battle.

Does God need our praise? No. But I can tell you it most certainly gets His attention when you can thank Him and love on Him even though you are struggling with something like loneliness or a broken heart.

You can praise God anywhere and anytime and He will hear you. Hallelujah! Praise Him on the way to work. Praise Him in the shower. Praise Him anywhere when you are in your darkest hour. All you simply have to do is praise Him and He’ll see you through. I’m a witness.

You will find after minutes of genuine praise of Father God, you will feel better. And the more you repeat your praise in the days or even weeks to come, the loneliness, sadness, and depression will be forced to move off of you. Hallelujah!

Now, while you improve upon being consistent with praising God and taking care of your spirit, it’s also important to take care of our physical selves as well.

I’m learning different herbs, spices, and supplements can help us improve and maintain our physical bodies and mental state. One such blessing is turmeric curcumin. Studies have found it can act as an antidepressant. 

But don’t take my word for it visit this site ( to get proof of how turmeric curcumin can help fight depression among other things. They also provide links to studies to back up the many benefits they list of turmeric curcumin.

The victory is yours as a believer in Father God and Jesus Christ! Amen to that!

Now, here are some songs to help you praise God:

“Awesome God” by the Windsor Village Choir:

Also here is the song “Praise Is What I Do” by William Murphy.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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