Congratulations Marriage Blessings Anika Noni Rose!




 Congratulations Marriage Blessings to Anika Noni Rose, actress, vocalist, and Tony Award-winner and fellow-actor Jason Dirden!  

According to the January 2023 issue of Brides magazine, Anika and Jason were married October 16, 2022, in Los Angeles. The photos of the wedding in Brides magazine are beautiful!

The talented Anika Noni Rose is best known for her roles in the movie "Dreamgirls"  and for giving life to the voice of Tiana, the first African-American princess in Disney’s  "The Princess and the Frog. " 

Both of these performances are dear to my heart. The Princess and the Frog was the first movie I took my then young daughters to see in the theater.  We weren't disappointed! In high school, my daughters were captivated by the renowned "Dreamgirls."  Both of my daughters are now in college but they still enjoy watching "Dreamgirls " and reciting line by line with Anika and the other actors.  This InSeasonMom (me) enjoy it too!

Reports state that the beautiful Anika Noni Rose is 50 years old and that her wedding was small and private. 

My single Christian sisters over 35 and over 40, I want you to know that Anika's marriage is not unique because there are others over 40 who are getting married. In fact, check out First-Time Marriages Are on the Rise for People in Their 40s and 50s in Wall Street Journal

Be encouraged God has not forgotten you. He still has wonderful plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11)! 


New Year-A New Blessing

 



Isaiah 43:18-19

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."

Their Way Didn't Work in 2022


My lovely Christian Single Sister, you've tried "their" way to find a husband in 2022. Now try God's way in 2023, Proverbs 3:5-6.  Their way didn't work because it wasn't God's way! What are you planning to do in 2023 to help you in your spiritual walk?

Coping Holiday Tips For Single Christian Women-Updated




Christmas, New Year Day, and Valentine's holiday cheers can bring many single Christians to holiday tears. The truth is at any celebration (or non-celebration gathering like funerals), graduation, birthday, etc. when you're with family, friends and church members can cause you to feel "left out of their couple” conversations." 

It's not unusual, as a Christian single woman, to become annoyed with the questions about your marital status.  Here are a few tips to help you:

1-Prepare for the Enemy’s Romantic Love Lie Attack

Certain days such as Valentine’s Day and the Christmas season, the entertainment industry floods us with romantic love stories. They know that during this time people watch these movies and companies buy advertisement to reach the movie watchers. 

The plot of the movie or show is familiar. The heroine walks out of her house or apartment and nearly trips over Mr. Right. He’s bending down to pick up his car keys to his expensive sports car. By the end of the movie, she’s happily married to a man she’s known less than an hour plus all of their drama is solved within the movie’s time span.

After watching the movie, you have mixed emotions. You enjoyed the movie, but now you’re feeling as if you are the only person on the planet without a mate! You don’t see how you can make it through another day (or at least this holiday season) being single.  If God really cared about you, why hasn’t He sent your Mr. Right?

Sister, even though the attack was subtle and disguised as harmless entertainment, you were still hit by the Enemy’s flaming darts-the Romantic Love Lie. The Romantic Love Lie wants you to think in Infatuation and Lust are the same as Love. The Romantic Lie wants you to think that you're the last person on earth without a mate. The Romantic Love Lie wants you to forget that the movie which is made to bring in advertising dollars and for entertainment is a major production filled with actors, writers, film crew and other hard working people. 


2- Launch Your Faith Missile

You’ve walked by faith before and now it’s time to do it again (2 Corinthians 5:7). Recharge your spiritual engine by fueling up with what you know. You’re not just a nameless face in the mass population to God. You are His. He knew you before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:5). He knows the challenges you have being single. He knows how you long to be married.  He hasn’t forgotten you or your desires. So stop listening to the sad love songs and replace it with upbeat positive music.


3- Prepare for the “When Are You Getting Married?” Question

Someone is going to ask you this question either this season or within the next 6 months! 

Here are a few suggested answers:

Answer- for Christian friends and family:

(in a polite tone) Well, you know God has a season for everything. And as soon as He lets me know, I’ll let you know (change subject or walk away).

Answer-  for non-Christian friends and family:

(in a polite tone) Marriage is serious business. I would rather not get married than spend the rest of my life miserable because I married the wrong person (change subject or walk away).

Use the same respond above to the comments, “you better not wait too long because you’re not get younger.” The truth is God does have a season for everything and many people who continuously ask you about marriage are in miserable marriages.


4-Embrace the Spirit of Gratitude-Volunteer

Your desire for a mate shouldn’t cause you to forget about your current blessings.  Nothing can help you embrace the spirit of gratitude quicker than volunteering. How about spreading cheer to residents in the nursing home or patients in the hospital?  There are numerous charities that could use your help. This season rather than waiting on God to bless you, use what He has given you to be a blessing!
 
Pray for wisdom in giving an answer that helps you feel comfortable and confident.

First-Time Marriages Are on the Rise for People in Their 40s and 50s-Wall Street Journal Reporter

 




Marriage delayed doesn’t mean marriage foregone,” says sociologist Susan Brown, co-director of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green 
State University in Ohio, who conducted the study. 

Christian Single Sister -Date a Man Who...

 

My sisters, date a man who values #marriage and wants to get married to you! Don't waste your time #dating a man who is not interested in marriage. This advice is still as true as it was when I gave it many years ago. Do you agree?

Christian Seniors Find Love and Marriage After 60-Cleveland and Lucinda

Seventy-year-old Cleveland "Murphy" Wilson and Lucinda Myers, who’s in her 60s shows it's never too late for love:



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