Fierce 5 Live Chat with Shani McKenzie | Replay 🎥

Hey ladies! In case you missed for our first Fierce 5 Live Chat with Shani McKenzie, the replay is posted below! WE had a BALL! Be sure to like, comment, and share! Super excited for this week’s feature! 



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Fierce 5💍Marriage Series | Shani McKenzie

Today is the day!

I’m so excited about our first feature, Shani McKenzie, and she is spilling the TEA! Married for 15 years, check out what she has to say about being a “husband-pleaser“, submission, and waiting on God to send you the ONE“!  Be sure to connect with her on social media: @Rubi412

1. How many years have you been married,

and what has being married for xx years taught you?

We’ll be married 15 years in June!  I’ve learned to be a husband-pleaser before a people-pleaser. I’m an extroverted extrovert, so I love being around people and social activities, but my husband is not necessarily like that. So I’ve had to learn balance, and God has blessed me with people who’ve provided wise counsel along the way. I can’t go to everything and please everyone. After God, my husband (and family) is my main priority.  

2. You are definitely a “woman of purpose” how have you navigated that space of being a help-mate for your husband, and a woman with a purpose/platform/ministry? What challenges have you had to overcome and how?

Right before we got married, a spiritual mentor of ours told me to remember that God has given me a ministry as well as my husband. He wanted to make sure that I knew it was possible to support and build my husband’s ministry, but also cultivate my individual calling. I’m his biggest cheerleader and he is mine, because we respect our individual ministries and our ministry as a couple. My biggest challenge was realizing that supporting him didn’t mean diminishing me.

3. What word of advice/wisdom do you have for the young wife who is struggling with “submission”? 

Prov. 14:1 says “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”The purpose of your marriage is for the two to become one, building together…one mission, one vision. It doesn’t happen automatically… “becoming” is always a process. I had to realize that submission wasn’t a curse word, and it also wasn’t contingent on what my husband did or didn’t do. There is strength and influence in coming under his authority and trusting him to lead. It does something in him too. It also is one of the best ways to learn humility. I always tell women that we have the easy job in submission, because our husbands are called to love us like Christ loved the church…now who wouldn’t want to submit to that?! 🙂

4. What about the singles who want to be married, and feel like they’ve been waiting FOREVER? What does it truly mean to “wait on God” as a single woman waiting to be found? Is it just a cliche?

If we have a waiting problem, it’s usually because we have a trusting problem. I was always a plan B girl. I knew God’s plan, but I made sure I had another option just in case God took too long. God showed me that I truly didn’t trust Him, partly because I didn’t have a full revelation of who I was. Sometimes we settle for plan b, c, or d because deep down we don’t know what we bring to the table. Never be afraid to be introspective. While you wait on God’s promises, learn how to be your best you.  If we don’t take time to let God show us who we are, we can easily lose ourselves in another person. 

5. Anything else/advice/wisdom you feel led to share?

Don’t become your spouse’s roommate, or become strangers in your own house. It’s important to have your girls and for him to have his boys, but at the end of the day you should love being with one another more than anyone else in the world. My husband and I just enjoy each other’s company. We built our friendship before we even dated. We don’t just love each other, we LIKE each other. 

Whether you’re single, engaged, or already married, read the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It taught me how to love my husband according to how he receives love, and it stretched me out of my comfort zone. If quality time makes him feel loved, but you just keep buying him stuff because you’re a gift-giver, his love tank may be low. Always do a love tank check-up ;).


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The Fierce 5 Marriage Series is Back!


✨5 Women✨5 Questions✨5 Different perspectives✨

 Ladies, The Fierce 5 Marriage Series is back! And y’all already know I’m HYPED! Starting MAY 1st, leading up to my wedding anniversary (May 30th… go #teamDennis), we will feature a member of the “Fierce 5” 2019. With another stellar line up, this year we switched things up a bit. Not only do we have a different set of questions, we are also going to provide an opportunity for you to have your questions answered LIVE! Yes, Live!  So be sure to connect with me on IG @reese__dennis! It’s going to be LIT!

As per usual, we have something for everyone!

So if you’re married, engaged or single this series is JUST FOR YOU!

Whether this advice is hitting you for the first time, or coming as a timely reminder, chime in and comment!!

See you ladies tomorrow!



INTRODUCING: Own Your Slay University

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What is Own Your Slay University?

Own Your SLAY University is an online institute founded  by Slay Consultant, Reese Dennis, to provide practical education, timely resources and accountability to empower women to walk confidently in their calling, and  SLAY in their God Given Purpose! 

Own Your SLAY University, provides practical objectives, style guidance and business best practices through webinars, accountability groups, mastermind sessions, live demos and more to help you flourish in your lane!

If you’ve ever felt STUCKUNINSPIRED, or ALONE on your path to purpose…

this is the place just for you!

Who is Reese Dennis?

Reese Dennis, Slay Consultant and founder of the Own Your Slay University,  is uniquely positioned as a force in the women’s empowerment movement. Having worked for nearly a decade as an executive in the luxury retail industry, Reese leverages her experience in style, beauty, business and life, to empower millennial women to embrace their worth and uncover their God-given purpose.

Reese has a message that resonates with everyone she meets. Consider her your own personal BFF. She’ll love you like a sister, care for you like a confidant and challenge you to pursue your greatness. 

In addition to her Fierce & Refined blog, Reese is the CEO of Hair Slayed by Reese and creator of the Fierce & Refined Boutique, the Fierce & Refined podcast, and the Behind the Chair web series. 

It is truly her passion to equip and empower millennial women to slay in every area of their lives.

Class Schedule: Business Basics 1.0

Business Basics Webinar

Have you started a service-based business, but are having an extremely hard time trying to take it to the next level of growth, financially?
Have you been “doing everything right” on social media, to promote your business, but can’t figure out why you’re not booked? 
Have you been in the DMs, looking for help, but just haven’t had someone to really help  you, with the basics? (Apps, tools, and resources?)
Sound Familiar?

Tired of trying to figure it out on your own? 
Well CLASS IS IN SESSION, and my “Business Basics” Webinar is just for you!

The Replay is Now Available!

This is a basic business course designed for those who are just beginning their journey in business, or have been in business for a while, but haven’t been able to  figure out the role social media plays in attracting clientele.

In this course we discuss how to:

Cultivate an engaged audience on social media
Attract new clients; moving from likes to appointments
Set up systems to set yourself apart
Apps, tools, and resources I’ve used to help me take my business to the next level!

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Podcast | Provisions Have Been Made for Your Purpose | Soundcloud

Ladies, have you ever contemplated taking a “Leap of Faith” only to find yourself sitting on the sidelines because you’re not sure how things are going to work out? OR maybe you’re, in the game… but your heart is still troubled by the unknown?  I’ve been there, and it wasn’t until nearly a year ago to the date, that I decided to jump into high gear and pursue all that God has for me. It. Was. Scary… BUT GOD has been faithful throughout it all!

In today’s Podcast episode, I’m sharing some of the lessons learned as I reflect on my 1 year anniversary since I decided to be “intentional” with my living.

God provides for the places/spaces He’s called you to”

Check out my original post from 2018 here: A Lesson On Being Intentional



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