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
Finding Balance (Guest: Touré Roberts)

Every episode is orchestrated by God. However, in this episode, God decides to make a cameo appearance. Pastor Toure’ Roberts speaks a prophetic word into Laterras’ life and shares principles on “Finding Balance.”

May 11, 2022
Guard Your Ears (Guest: GooGoo Atkins)

We are constantly being bombarded with negative audible influences that seep into our ear gates and plant seeds into our hearts and minds. GooGoo Atkins sits on the yellow couch to share her failures and successes in today’s episode titled “Guard Your Ears.” By the way, today is GooGoo's birthday so help me wish her a Happy birthday.

May 04, 2022
Guard You Mouth (Guest: Pastor Eben Conner)

We’re quite sure you’ve said something before that you wished you could take back. Right? Well, the old adage, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is the biggest lie. Today’s guest is Pastor Eben Conner and he’s keeping it L.I.T. during our discussion, “Guard Your Mouth.”

Apr 27, 2022
Guard Your Eyes (Guest: Jay Bradley)

Are we truly aware by how much our eyes influence our perceptions? Often times, we kid ourselves with the notion we rarely judge by sight. We are inundated by countless images that shape our reality. Today, let’s share a cordial conversation with Jay Bradley, former cast member of OWN’s “Ready to Love,” to hear his take on what it means to “Guard Your Eyes.”

Apr 13, 2022
Guard Your Heart (Guest: Danai Maraire)

This conversation became extremely personal when today's guest, Danai Maraire, began transparently sharing a heartbreak she experienced years ago. Today's episode deep dives into what it means to "Guard Your Heart."

Apr 06, 2022
Guard Your Mind (Guest: Kameika Smith)

Being guarded in these dating streets is actually a good thing. As a matter of fact, the bible instructs us to be guarded in a few critical areas. This is the first episode of our 5-part series titled, "Guarded." Today’s episode is a casual conversation with a good friend, Kameika Smith, as she shares her dating woes and how important it is to “Guard Your Mind.”

Mar 30, 2022
Renew Love (Guests: The Whitlowes & Honor Sithole)

Let's catch up with the Whitlowes. We last saw them on S.3, E315: For Better or Worse; they were on the verge of divorce. DFW Podcast partnered with Honor Sithole to provide marriage therapy. Watch how the Lord moved in this bonus episode titled, "Renew Love."

Mar 29, 2022
Not Ready to Love (Guest: Andre Notice)

"I'm not looking for a relationship." That can be one of the worst statements to hear from someone you are interested in. However, take it at face value and as a cautionary sign to not proceed any further, if you are dating with intentions. Andre Notice is in a season of his life in which he's transparent in his encounters with women and quickly give notice that he's "Not Ready to Love."

Mar 17, 2022
Why Aren't You Married (Guest: Rob Perry)

One of the worst things you can ask a single individual is “Why aren’t you married?” Though it’s a common question, it can be taken rather intrusive and laced with judgment. Meet a 54-years-old bachelor, Rob Perry, who knows far too well the experience of being asked this inquisitive question in today’s episode simply titled, “Why Aren’t You Married?”

Mar 09, 2022
Love God First (Guest: Reign B)

How important is your future mate’s relationship with God? Reign B is unapologetic about his relationship with God and co-leads bible study with his mom on Instagram. We believe that in order for one to love you properly, they must “Love God First.”

Mar 03, 2022
Self Love (Recorded at the Self Love Soirée)

Welcome to the Self Love Soirée. We celebrated being single this Valentine’s Day and our panel discussion was life-changing. Returning to the podcast are a few of your favorite guests: Lady Jade, Christian Keyes, Jessica Reedy, Samantha Lee, and Gil Cuero. They brought the heat in the thought-provoking, comical, and transparent conversation about “Self Love.”

Feb 16, 2022
Politics of Love (Guests: Meagan Good & Lee Merritt)

Today is Valentine’s Day. Who is your Valentine? Is it your spouse, significant other, your kids, or is it you? There’s a huge election going on in the State of Texas and as you consider your favorite candidate, elect YOU first. Today’s episode is a special one. Welcome heart-throb and social activist Meagan Good and Lee Merritt, who’s running for his candidacy for Attorney General of Texas. There’s clearly “Politics of Love.”

Feb 14, 2022
Dating While Christian (Guest: Dee-1)

Should Christians date differently? We've heard the narrative there's no difference between dating a believer than those in the "world." Listen to this transparent convo with gospel rapper, Dee-1, as he shares his experience of "Dating While Christian."

Feb 09, 2022
Romance Without Finance (Guest: Anthony O'Neal)

Have you ever heard of the phrase “struggle love?” Struggle love is often described as a couple who embarks upon a relationship with evident financial woes. Today's guest, financial expert Anthony O’Neal, refuses to acquiesce to that mindset and believes we should maximize our single season in more ways than one. Do you believe you can have “Romance Without Finance?”

Feb 02, 2022
Purpose Driven Love (Guest: Judge Amber Givens)

Consider all the moving parts that have to exist to find love. Right time. Right person. Right alignment. What happens when you meet someone who is more focused on their career than finding love? Judge Amber Givens is so intentional about her work in the justice system, she's made her passion for the community her "Purpose Driven Love."

Jan 26, 2022
A Package Deal (Guest: J'ai Holliday)

When dating a parent, you should automatically accept their child/children comes with the territory. We often hear this perspective from single mothers. Today, we’ll hear a transparent conversation from a divorcee, J’ai Holliday. He’s a Christian single father who makes no apologies his daughter comes as “A Package Deal.”

Jan 20, 2022
$40 Million Virgin (Guest: Teri Ijeoma)

She trades stocks for a living. One of her most valuable assets, her virginity, will only be traded when it hits the target price: Marriage. Teri Ijeoma graces the podcast in an episode affectionately titled, "$40 Million Virgin." Get it? A play-off of 40-year-old virgin? Lol.

Jan 12, 2022
Does Body Count Matter? (Guest: Eugena Washington)

She left a personal comment under the Instagram for Dear Future Wifey Podcast's viral reel regarding Laterras stating his lack of intimidation by his love interest's body count. She stated 25-35 sexual partners for a woman is low. She caused quite a stir. Today's guest is the second runner-up on America's Next Top Model Cycle 7, Eugena Washington in the controversial episode, "Does Body Count Matter?"

Jan 05, 2022
The Gift of Love (Guests: Courtney Blakely + Isaac Shepard)

The dating phase can be very tricky. Do you give them your number? What's a red flag? Should age gaps count the other party out? Are they playing games? So many questions to consider before becoming vulnerable. Courtney Blakely and Isaac Shepard are dating and have faced the reality of these questions and more. Listen as they share the greatest present we hope to receive this Christmas, "The Gift of Love." 

Dec 22, 2021
Heal First (Guest: Gil Cuero)

"Heal First." Period. It is the most important process you'll undergo before entering into your next relationship. "Married at First Sight" participant, Gil Cuero, experienced a public heartbreak when his ex-wife decided to end their marriage. This episode is a transparent interview of a man who is committed to healing.

Dec 15, 2021
Data Collections (Guest: Elsa Christie & Dr. Trillion Small)

Asking the right questions early on in the dating process can help save you from wasting valuable time. Removing all expectations at the onset can alleviate the pain if things don't progress to happily ever after. Elsa Christie, a biblical counselor and life coach, and mental health therapist Dr. Trillion Small share practical tips to aid you in these dating streets. Take a deep breath and treat dating as simply "Data Collection."

Dec 08, 2021
The Waiting Game (Guests: Quentin Brunson+Ashleigh Mann)

He proposed on national television during Adele’s “One Night Only,” a CBS 2-hour special. She said, “Yes.” However, there was one statement that we felt needed unpacking: “I’ve been your girlfriend for so long!” Quentin Brunson and Ashleigh Mann transparently share their backstory of what led up to the proposal because its’ definitely, “The Waiting Game.”

Dec 02, 2021
Shoot Your Shot (Guests: Jay Barnett and Essence Atkins)

Today’s episode marks the premiere of Season Four. This entire season is dedicated to singles as we navigate “These Dating Streets.” If one ever has hopes of getting off the bench, they must first overcome the fear of shooting their shot. Urban dictionary defines “Shooting Your Shot” as being brave and having the audacity to do something that might be embarrassing. Joining us to transparently discuss this topic are friends of the show, Essence Atkins, and Jay Barnett.

Nov 25, 2021
Marriage Remix (Guests: Tim+Juliette Ross)

There are no words to describe this episode. This is something you’ll just have to experience. Here to wrap up the “Marriage Vows Series” are Tim and Juliette Ross. Listen as they transparently share their dynamic marriage journey in an episode entitled, “Marriage Remix.”


Oct 27, 2021
Divorce (Guest: Samantha Lee)

Fifty percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce. However, no one gets married believing they will become the statistic on the failed side of marriage. Samantha Lee is going through a painful and public divorce. She shares her journey of faith and what ultimately lead to the heartbreaking decision of filing for "Divorce." 

Oct 20, 2021
Til Death Do Us Part (Guest: Kimberly Alexander)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

“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)

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)

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)

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)

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)
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