Dear Future Wifey

By Laterras R. Whitfield

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Journey with me as I discover, uncover, and recover love. From interviews with singles, married, divorcees, and those in polyamorous relationships, we promise every episode to be L.I.T. (Living Intentionally and Transparently).

Episode Date
Til Death Do Us Part (Guest: Kimberly Alexander)
01:10:09

Love never dies. Unfortunately, we do. No one knows the number of years they’ll share with their spouse. How does one cope after losing the love of their life? Kimberly Alexander shares her heartfelt love journey that ultimately culminated with “Til Death Do Us Part.”

Oct 13, 2021
In Sickness and In Health (Guests: David and Tamela Mann)
01:10:03

No one expects their spouse to get terribly sick or hospitalized. It breaks my heart to hear stories of spouses who leave their mate in the hospital bed; leaving them to struggle with a terminal illness alone. The cop-out often said is, “I didn’t sign up for this.” Oh, but you did. Kingdom-minded purpose partners David and Tamela Mann transparently share their 33 years of marriage as they candidly unpack the vow “In Sickness and In Health.”

Oct 06, 2021
For Richer or For Poorer (Guests: Rod & Leticia Gardner)
01:24:28

One of the leading causes of divorce is finances. We utter this vow not realizing our power, as a unified couple, to overcome financial hardships when they arise. Today’s guests, Leticia and Rod Gardner, transparently share how they’ve dealt with the sacred vow, “For Richer or For Poorer.”

Oct 04, 2021
Love, Cherish, and Obey (Guests: Carrington & Ashley Brown)
01:20:30

The marriage vows have undergone several revisions since its first introduction in 1549. The biggest revision came on September 12, 1922, when the Episcopal Church voted to remove the word “obey” from the bride’s section of the wedding vows. Let’s unpack the original vow “to Love, Cherish, and Obey” with our dynamic special guests, Carrington and Ashley Brown.

Sep 15, 2021
For Better or Worse (Guests: Jewel & Tavia Whitlowe)
01:55:58

My friends, Tavia and Jewel Whitlowe, are on the brink of divorce. Separated. Twenty-four years of matrimony hang in the balance with a wing and a prayer. This is one of the most time-sensitive and vulnerable episodes to date. Watch the power of God move in this third installment of the “Marriage Vows Series” entitled, “For Better or For Worse.”

Sep 09, 2021
To Have and To Hold (Guest: Gerry Fisher)
01:00:55

The traditional marriage vows were created in 1549 and were first introduced in the Book of Common Prayers. Today, we’re unpacking the vow “To Have and To Hold” with a 51-year-old divorcee, Gerri Fisher. Listen as he transparently shares the moments when this sacred vow was violated and how it lead to the demise of his marriage. Never take for granted the life-long privilege “To Have and To Hold.”

Sep 01, 2021
This Kind of Love (Guests: Kaelin and Kyrah Edwards)
01:26:35

Some people are married to the thought of being married while others view it as a ministry God called them into. Many would say getting married at nineteen is too young. However,  @Kaelin and Kyrah articulate their choice to get hitched as a deep expression of their God-ordained love, birthed out of sheer intentionality. This episode jumpstarts an 8-part series entitled, "The Marriage Vows." Be inspired by "This Kind of Love."

Aug 25, 2021
IG Love (Guests: Isiah Williams + Kelli Marie)
01:10:38

Some encounters that seem accidental are simply God’s divinity at work connecting you to your soul mate. Who would think an accidental IG video call would lead to a love story? Meet Isiah Williams and Kelli Marie. These kingdom-submitted individuals have fallen in love under the most unlikely circumstances. Hear how their love unfolded in an episode entitled, “IG Love.”

Aug 18, 2021
Before the "I Do" (Guests: Quieran Burnett & La'Shara Jefferson)
00:56:10

In two days this couple will become one in holy matrimony. They will crossover the threshold of singleness into the covering of marriage. Meet Quieran & La'Shara. These entrepreneurs are no strangers to hard work and dedication and have been prepared spiritually, financially, and emotionally "Before the "I Do".

 

Aug 04, 2021
When Love Aligns (Guests: The Williamses)
01:50:10

Chemistry. Attraction. Unified purpose. A convergence of like-minded intentionality. These attributes are mandatory to fully submit one's heart to another. Paul Bashea & Tara Gates Williams share their love journey from business associates to a kingdom marriage in this beautiful episode entitled, "When Love Aligns."

Jul 21, 2021
Let Go (Guest: Carolyn Williams)
00:57:37

Why is it such a challenge to let go of what is hurting us the most? Though we know that thing or person is destroying us from the inside out, we still find ourselves loyal to the pain. Carolyn Williams is in the midst of a divorce and bravely shares her struggles to "Let Go."

Jul 07, 2021
Built to Last (Guest: Kenny Lattimore)
01:25:59

You've overcome some of the most devastating heartbreak. Maybe you're mentally battling the mistakes of your past. Maybe you're fighting through the diagnosis of a terminal illness. Newsflash! You were "Built to Last!" Today's guest, R&B sensation Kenny Lattimore shares his story of fatherhood, divorce, and his "Faith" to find forever love.

Jun 23, 2021
Free to Love (Guest: Laterras R. Whitfield)
00:32:39

The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves, but Texas didn't find out their freedom until two and half years later. How long have we been enslaved to issues that have kept us bound to be "Free to Love?"

Jun 17, 2021
Is Love Blind? (Guests: The Martins)
02:03:02

Would you marry someone you haven’t seen? After falling in love with the Netflix show “Love Is Blind” I became enamored with the reality of those who love beyond sight. So when I met the Martins, I knew I had to invite them on the podcast. She’s 100% blind. He sees her. She’s fighting to live. His goal is to show his undying love. This episode begs the answer to the question, “Is Love Blind?”

Jun 02, 2021
Brotherly Love (Guest: Fred Hammond)
01:09:04

When Moses' arms grew tired in battle, Aaron and Hur brought a stone for him to sit on, while they stood beside him and held up his arms. All brothers need the love of a fellow brother on this journey called "Life." A viral IG post from my friend, Fred Hammond, addressed to Derrick Jaxn, caught my attention and Hammond is here to share his heart on "Brotherly Love."

May 26, 2021
Sexpectations (Guests: Kanika & Jonathan Evans)
01:18:34

Why do most couples struggle in the area of intimacy? This transformative episode unveils the “why” as Jonathan and Kanika Evans transparently tackle this subject. Let’s affectionately call this episode, “Sexpectations.”

May 19, 2021
Self Love (Guest: Keyonna Monroe)
00:32:49

Have you ever heard the saying, “Self-love is the best love?” Well, today’s episode is all about loving thyself with self-love coach, Keyonna Monroe.

May 12, 2021
Essence of Love (Guest: Essence Atkins)
01:08:01

We're back with Season 3 and this episode will jumpstart your heart with an intimate conversation with television and movie star, Essence Atkins. Allow your soul to bear witness to the "Essence of Love."

May 06, 2021
1 In 5 (Guest: Elsa Christie)
01:08:10

This month marks the 20th Anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Today’s guest knows all too well this devastating statistic. Elsa Christie is a life coach and mental health counselor and she's sharing her powerful story about being "1 in 5".

Apr 07, 2021
No All Access Pass
00:19:19

Now that I’m dating with intentions, creating healthy boundaries is crucial. I’m reminded of my touring days as a playwright and realize I must categorize dating and relationships like the admission to events. “No All Access Pass” until marriage.

Mar 31, 2021
Process Before the Promise (Guest: Marquez Haynes)
01:01:32

Every man has a unique process of self-discovery, healing, and restoration before his proposal to the love of his life. Marquez Haynes, an eligible bachelor, is not only on a journey of self-discovery, he’s even exploring and redefining what “marriage” means to him. Listen to this L.I.T. conversation of two men discuss the “Process Before the Promise.”

Mar 24, 2021
A Woman's Worth (Guest: Jessica Reedy)
01:06:14

“A Woman’s Worth” isn’t determined by the external appraisal of others. It’s a self-evaluation accumulated from years of overcoming hurts and transforming beauty from ashes.  Today’s guest, Jessica Reedy, shares her journey of rebuilding her heart and mind, after a shameful heartbreak while navigating a gospel music career.

Mar 17, 2021
Major Keyes to Life (Guest: Christian Keyes)
01:11:46

We all have principles that we live by whether spoken or unspoken. Unfortunately, most of our principles were shaped by pain and failure and becomes the steering wheel to navigate us through life. Today's guest, Christian Keyes, is no stranger to overcoming some of the most devastating blows growing up. This episode is affectionately called, “Major Keyes to Life.”

Mar 10, 2021
PR For Love (Guest: Leah Frazier)
01:05:19

A lady posts a photo of her dinner showcasing her cooking skills. A dude posts a selfie of his hard-earned abs. Whether you’re posting a bathtub shot of only your feet with soap suds engulfing your naked body or casually showing your newly purchased Yves Saint Laurent bag, you have entered into the world of self-public relations. Today’s guest is Leah Frazier, CEO of the PR firm, Think Three Media. We will take a deep dive as she shares an intimate conversation in an episode affectionately titled, “PR For Love.”

Mar 03, 2021
Heal First (Guest: Edwin Henderson)
00:59:09

The most important process one should undergo before connecting with their purpose partner is to do the inner work of healing. Today’s guest, Edwin Henderson from OWN’s “Ready to Love” had a powerful self-reflective moment when he uttered the need for healing prior to his departure. He knew he needed to “Heal First.”

Feb 10, 2021
Heal, Bro, Heal 2 (Guest: Jay Barnett)
01:08:23

Jay Barnett is back to dive a little deeper into helping brothers heal. Most men’s brokenness is linked to their relationship with their fathers. Today, we unpack the trauma of men in the second installment of the viral episode that touched the lives of men and women across the world. We have one request, “Heal, Bro, Heal 2.” 

Feb 03, 2021
Dating with Intentions (Guest: Kristopher Green)
00:51:33
A lot of men date the field and never commit. Intentional ones, see what they want and like a prize-winning horse in the Kentucky Derby, focus on that special someone with blinders on until they cross the finish line. Kristopher Green showed himself to be a man of clear dating intentions on OWN's "Ready to Love." Let's discuss, "Dating with Intentions."
 
 
Jan 27, 2021
Chucks & Pearls (Guest: Laterras R. Whitfield)
00:20:50

In honor of the first African American, South Asian, Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, women wore chucks and pearls. I desire a wifey who can effortlessly rock her sexiness in chucks and switch up in eveningwear and dawn pearls. Today's episode pays homage to you amazing women who look flawless in "Chucks & Pearls."

Jan 21, 2021
IYKYK (Laterras R. Whitfield)
00:37:59

I’ve made some huge commitments over the past few weeks on my journey to discover, uncover, and recover love. Today’s episode is an up-close and personal report on what I’ve been thinking. “If You Know You Know” is a wildly popular hashtag that basically means if you feel the same as I do, then you understand how important this experience or moment in time is to me.

Jan 13, 2021
Heal, Sis, Heal! (Guest: Brittainy Noel)
00:59:28

This is a new year to let go of your baggage of pain and finally walk in total healing. “Heal, Sis, Heal” is a life-changing episode to set you free. Today’s episode features Brittainy Noel. She’s a licensed therapist and mindset coach. Embrace this conversation and walk in freedom.

Jan 06, 2021
A Vow of Abstinence (Guests: Dr. Conway Edwards & Michael Bethany)
01:22:24

This episode is the most powerful and intentional episode to date as I submit to the call on my life to take “A Vow of Abstinence.” The seed was planted during a convicting sermon by Dr. Conway Edwards on January 5, 2020. It took almost a year to finally take heed to the prodding of the Holy Spirit. Enter into this intimate place with me, joined by the covering of Dr. Edwards and sealed in worship with Michael Bethany.

Dec 30, 2020
Love and Business (Guests: David E. & Lyn Sisson-Talbert)
00:40:00

Most couples would find it challenging working with their spouses and couldn’t fathom doing life and a career together. Today's guests, David E. & Lyn Sisson-Talbert have not only embraced the challenge but have excelled in it.

Mr. Talbert is the brainchild behind the worldwide hit movie, “Jingle Jangle.” An imaginative auteur breaking boundaries with his sensational and acclaimed works in theater, film, and literature, David E. Talbert is a brilliant force in the entertainment industry. Lyn Sisson-Talbert stands tall as one of the most accomplished female producers in Hollywood and the guiding force behind original projects for film, stage, and books. David E. & Lyn Sisson-Talbert are befitting for today's topic “Love and Business.” 

Dec 23, 2020
Second Chance Around (Guests: Titia & JWayne Owens)
01:23:44

The divorce rate for second marriages in the United States is over 60%. Yet, many second-timers optimistically retake the vows of happily ever after. There’s a great deal of wisdom and experience for those open enough for recommitment and today’s guests, Titia and JWayne Owens, share their marriage journey of this “Second Time Around.”

Dec 16, 2020
Be You (Guest: Tashara S. Parker)
00:49:40

In a world full of inauthenticity the most powerful state of consciousness exist in being you. “Be You” is an encouraging episode with newscaster and viral sensation, Tashara S. Parker, to help you embrace your uniqueness.

 

Dec 09, 2020
Single Again? (Guest: LaToya London)
00:52:22

You thought the relationship was going to last forever. Unfortunately, forever had an expiration date, and you're left trying to pick up the pieces of your heart and recalibrate. You're "Single Again." Broadway actress and R&B singer LaToya London opens up about her recent divorce and how she's handling her newly found single season. 

Dec 02, 2020
Knowing My Why (Guests: LaTerria, Armani, & LaDarrion)
01:00:38

This is the most personal conversation one can have as Laterras allows the audience to share an intimate sitdown with his children. “Why” comes from within you. It is a feeling that compels you to do the work you want to do even if it requires short-term sacrifice. "Knowing My Why" is the most transparent episode because it's delivered from the hearts of those closest to Laterras.

Nov 25, 2020
Purpose Partners (Guests: Karega & Felicia Bailey)
01:39:05

Choosing the right mate to do life with is the most pivotal decision one can make. Marriage comes with many challenges and having a “Purpose Partner” along that journey makes the ride that much rewarding. Karega and Felicia Bailey captured the nation’s heart when they transparently shared the grief of giving birth to an angel baby on their episode of “Black Love Doc.” Listen to them share what makes their love so powerful.

Nov 18, 2020
Abstain To Gain (Guest: Lestine Bell)
01:01:41

Is waiting to have sex just a religious ideology or is there actual value in abstaining? Lestine Bell, a minister of the gospel, is the most benefitting guest to speak on the subject. She has dedicated her life to encouraging single women to walk in purity. This episode is entitled, “Abstain to Gain.”

Nov 11, 2020
To Thine Own Self Be True (Guest: Terry)
00:20:33

For the Season One finale, Laterras is forced to have a face-to-face conversation with himself after his alter ego, Terry, crashes the podcast. This is LIT on another level.

Sep 30, 2020
Love On Life Support (Guest: Angie Stone)
00:39:28

Have you ever been guilty of trying to hold on to a relationship past the expiration date? Sometimes, we do everything in our power to breathe life into our dying love affairs instead of pulling the plug and letting it go. Today's guest is soul-singer, music producer, actress, and minister Angie Stone who knows all too well attempting to maintain "Love On Life Support".

Sep 24, 2020
Advertising for Love (Guest: Vashaad Randolph)
00:43:21

We are inundated with ads vying for our attention to purchase one item after another. However, have you ever seen an advertisement seeking a candidate to fill the position of “wife.” Vashaad Randolph’s post went viral after he posted his criteria and benefits package for his future wifey. This episode is affectionately called, “Advertising for Love.”

Sep 16, 2020
No Recipe for Love (Guest: Kevin Curry)
01:00:31

Rarely do you hear men verbalize the dream of being married. Kevin Curry, the man behind the brand Fit Men Cook, is an internationally acclaimed chef who’s mastered creating mouth-watering dishes but hasn’t sourced the right ingredients for love. He’s the perfect guest for this week’s episode entitled, “No Recipe for Love.”

Sep 09, 2020
Unrealistic Unmet Expectations (Guests: Diane & Charles Wolford)
00:58:20

One of the biggest issues couples face is unmet expectations. Have we ever considered the possibility of those expectations being unrealistic? Today’s guests are Diane and Charles Wolford, pastors of Cross Point Bible Fellowship, and they’ve agreed to leave the cloak at home to keep it L.I.T. as they candidly share their wisdom on, “Unrealistic Unmet Expectations.”

Sep 02, 2020
Opposite-Sex Friendships in a Relationship (Guest: Lady Jade)
00:54:59

How do you feel about your significant other having friends of the opposite sex? This is a touchy subject that poses several questions surrounding the issues of trust. Today’s guest is co-host of a syndicated radio show, Lady Jade, who’s also a divorcee and she will tackle this conversation head-on. This episode is entitled, “Opposite-Sex Friendships in a Relationship.”

Aug 19, 2020
Don't Ignore Red Flags (Guest: Renee Fowler Hornbuckle)
01:02:24

How many times have you ignored suspect behavior from your love interest? As things unfolded, you recognized that peculiar behavior was actually a red flag that shouldn’t have been taken lightly. Renee Fowler Hornbuckle knows all too well the danger of not heeding to warning signs after her ex-husband was charged with three counts of sexual assault.

 

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Aug 05, 2020
What Is Greater Than Love?
00:22:55

My journey of self-discovery has challenged me to unlearn some things. I dug deep and came to the realization this thing is greater than love. Open your mind and as yourself, “What’s Greater Than Love?”

Jul 29, 2020
Weakness vs Wickedness (Guest: Nurisha Liggins)
00:30:46

Be careful not to mistake a person’s weakness for their wickedness. On today’s episode, we’re going deep with Nurisha Liggins as she sheds insight on the Jezebel spirit. Beware because entertaining this spirit can lead to ultimate destruction.

 

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Jul 22, 2020
Heal, Brother Heal! (Guest: Jay Barnett)
01:06:31

“Just suck it up.” “Get over it!” “Men don’t cry.” These are some of the many phrases yelled at the male species anytime pain is thrust upon them. So where do men go when they experience trauma? Do our black men truly understand the need for emotional and psychological healing? Author, speaker, and family therapist, Jay Barnett, joins us for a transparent conversation on the journey of healing his brokenness.

Jul 15, 2020
When You Know (Guests: Keyana & Cory)
01:03:40

There are some men who play the field for a lifetime. Then there are some who step up to the plate and hit a home run after crossing paths with the woman of their dreams. Newly engaged couple, Cory Hughes and Keyana Franklin share their passionate love journey and Cory emphatically declares the reason for his proposal is, “When You Know”.

Jul 08, 2020
Dirty Thirty (Guest: Lauren Rodgers)
00:35:41

Statistics say if a woman hasn’t married by the age of 30, the odds of ever getting married declines considerably. (By the way, who makes this stuff up, anyway?) Furthermore, due to the pursuit of career goals, women are electing to get married later in life. Today’s guest on the show is the beautiful, single, 30-year-old entrepreneur Lauren Rodgers. Listen as she and Laterras discuss an episode affectionately called, “Dirty Thirty”.

Jul 01, 2020
Timing Is Everything (Guest: K.C. Fox)
00:42:11

Often referred to as the Olivia Pope of the “Black Lives Matter Movement,” our guest today is K.C. Fox. This multi-hyphenate owns several businesses yet isn’t looking to secure a deal on love anytime soon. To some people, falling in love is as rare as being struck by lightning. Today’s episode is entitled “Timing Is Everything.”

Jun 17, 2020
How to Love a Black Man
00:05:22

The world is in chaos and we need love to heal our nation. As a black man, we feel so much hate from our white counterparts just because of the color of our skin. We need love. America should have a seat in a classroom desk and learn how to love us.

 

Jun 03, 2020
Purpose vs. Preference (Guest: Rickyl Wesson)
00:29:02

When choosing a love interest, do you ever consider purpose versus your preference? Do you really know what is important to you? What if it's not wrapped in your preferred appearance. Let’s challenge our pickers on today’s episode as Rickyl Wesson takes the hot seat and shares how she chooses who to give her attention to.

May 27, 2020