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Week 3 | Fierce 5💍 Marriage Series | First Lady Tawana Washington

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It’s week 3!

Yaaaasssss! And our feature for the week, First Lady Tawana Washington, is taking it there! Married for 24 years, check out what she has to say about Communication, balance, and what it means to “wait on God”. You can connect with her via email: tawanacoolbeans@gmail.com 


1. How many years have you been married,

and what has being married for xx years taught you?

 

After being married for 24 years, I have learned that communication is a key component in my marriage.  I have come to the realization that communication is not just talking, but the ability to listen to what my spouse is saying.  Many times we say “I hear you,” but the question is are you really “listening to what your spouse is saying.  Listening is something I consciously choose to do.  When I choose to listen to my spouse, I make a conscious effort to concentrate on what my spouse is saying, and to process the information.  Communication is paramount in one’s marriage.  The Word of God says:

 “Let you speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” –Col. 4:6

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?

Balance is how I navigate this thing called life.  Not only am I a wife, but also, a child of God with a divine purpose, a mother, a daughter, and a woman with a career.  How does one handle such a great responsibility… it is called Balance.  It is important to learn how to balance all facets of your life.  At any given point we are being called upon to satisfy or fulfill one of our roles.  Balance is what is needed to maintain stability and, truth be toldour sanity.  It is important to align one’s role with one’s responsibility and not allow your self to get lost in process.  Again Balance is the key.

“A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.” Proverbs 11:1

3. What word of advice/wisdom do you have for the young wife who is struggling with “submission”?
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Submission is the act of yielding oneself.  God has given us (wives) the commandment to submit to our own husband.  Ephesians 5:22-23… “Wives, submit yourselves unto you own husband, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.” During present day, submission is often misunderstood and sometimes comes off as a negative act. We have to understand that our submission is to God first.  Submission comes from a place of love, caring and trust.  In our obedience and submission unto God, we submit ourselves to our husband.  We submit to our husband because we love him, and are confident that we can trust him with our heart in knowing that he would not bring us harm with his word, actions or his deeds.

The Bible also says in Ephesians 5: 21“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”  

In a marriage, both the husband and the wife are called to submit. Christ is saying that the wife is willing to follow her husband’s leadership, and the husband is to set aside his own interest in order to care for his wife.  I encourage the wife to know that submission is honoring God.   As we submit to God we become more willing to obey his command and submit to our husband.

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?

To wait on God, for a husband, is to trust God and understand that God knows what’s best for us.  God knows what we need and when we need it. Waiting is the process of preparation.  Preparation is the process of First, knowing who you are as an individual and knowing who you are in Christ.  Secondly, knowing that you have worth and that you are worth waiting for. What God has for you is for you.

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

Marriage is a “Good Thang.” Like anything in life, marriage is work.  You have to work at being communicative, understanding and forgiving.  Marriage is ordained and sanctioned by God.  Trust God, trust yourself and trust your spouse.  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”(Philippians 4:13)


 

Yasssss to all of the above! Love what you’re reading! Be sure to comment below and let us know your thoughts! And be sure to connect with me on Instagram, @reese__dennis, for a more wisdom from the Fierce 5! Can’t wait to hear from you!

Reese

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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.
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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?
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Have you been “doing everything right” on social media, to promote your business, but can’t figure out why you’re not booked? 
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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?)
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Tired of trying to figure it out on your own? 
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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

 

 

Check out all of my podcast episodes now on SoundCloud : Fierce & Refined Podcast. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any new episodes!

Reese

IG: @Reese__Dennis

 

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🎥 YouTube| My Year of Surrender and Staying Productive

Hey ladies!

If you’ve been following me on social media, or have heard any of my podcasts, then you know that this is my Year of Surrender! Yaaaasss!!! I’ve made a very deliberate and conscious decision to put MY plans to the side, and have been asking God to bring me into alignment with what HIS plans are for my life. It’s been amazing, yet very challenging… and as I’m embracing this season of growth, I wanted to share my most recent YouTube video with you, to encourage you to check your distractions! 

Click below to watch now!

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The Test | #Quote

👇🏾💕BECAUSE SOMEONE HAD A TRYING DAY and needs this evening reminder👇🏾💕

Don’t lose heart. Keep your eyes on THE ONE who called you🙌🏾!

I know it seems bad. REAL BAD! I know it‘s tough and painful. It’s important to acknowledge those feelings. && Remember it is OKAY to cry… it’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a form of release! LET IT OUT!

But don’t stay there!

Look for the lesson and GROW through it; knowing that God has already given you the victory!!!! Joy comes in the morning💕

YOU WERE BUILT FOR THIS!!!!🗣💕🙌🏾💕🗣🙌🏾💕🗣