The Chicago Journal

OurLoveWontFail Co-Founders Share How Learning from Experiences Keeps Relationships Intact

Experiences, no matter how memorable or traumatizing they are, have their way of breathing life into passion-driven pursuits. In other words, these bittersweet encounters propel some people to venture into trades designed to help others go through life and the challenges that come with it. And more often than not, these same individuals go out of their way to improve other people’s lives for the better. So as people who have experienced countless trials before, Joseph and Tenaya Taplin of OurLoveWontFail wish to translate their experiences as a training ground for others to learn from — especially in maintaining intimate relationships.

Love and marriage remain to be concepts that not many people can understand. Although some books and movies exist to help people imagine this seemingly far-reaching notion, they do not sufficiently serve as vessels for people to fully grasp such an intricate concept. And recognizing this gap between the idea of love and its understanding, Joseph and Tenaya Taplin of OurLoveWontFail take it upon themselves to use their experiences as husband and wife and create a platform where people can piece together what they cannot fathom about starting and maintaining love in the long run.

Having succeeded in maintaining matrimonial bonds for so long, Joseph and Tenaya Taplin had their fair share of ups and downs that could have reasonably led to an irreversible failure in their marriage life. But unlike other couples that succumb to separation at the moment when they find themselves having seemingly irreconcilable differences, Joseph and Tenaya kept their promise of staying intact “for better or for worse, until death do us part.” Now, as they succeeded in surpassing the most difficult times in long-term relationships, Joseph and Tenaya Taplin decided to share their experiences with couples to help the latter overcome challenges in marriages and relationships through OurLoveWontFail by Lady T Custom Designs.

Founded by Joseph and Tenaya Taplin, OurLoveWontFail by Lady T Custom Designs is a platform that allows couples to express their love toward each other in their way. It is designed to facilitate individuals as they make efforts to initiate and maintain relationships with their significant other. Moreover, OurLoveWontFail by Lady T Custom Designs is also an avenue where Joseph and Tenaya promote the beauty of love and marriage.

As relationship coaches, Joseph and Tenaya Taplin made it their mission to build and improve marital bonds by walking couples through the grueling process of staying in relationships. With the use of Joseph and Tenaya’s experiences, OurLoveWontFail is shaped according to the needs of couples that are seeking help.

But aside from its repertory pursuits, Joseph and Tenaya Taplin also created OurLoveWontFail to help couples avoid circumstances where misunderstandings may arise. Rooted in a mission to ease the day-to-day plights of couples, the company offers services such as organizing dates and providing gift options, among others.

Joseph and Tenaya Taplin never intended to broadcast their shared experiences to the world. But as the rate of divorce and separation continues to skyrocket, Joseph and Tenaya thought it best to contribute to society by providing couples with the tools needed to start and maintain relationships. With OurLoveWontFail by Lady T Custom Designs, Joseph and Tenaya hope to create ripples of positive changes in the realms of love, relationships, and marriages.To know more about Joseph and Tenaya Taplin and their venture, OurLoveWontFail by Lady T Custom Designs, you may visit their website.

How A Better Chance for Youth Inc. Has Been Providing Scholars With the Opportunity to Enter Colleges

Access to education is a right that should be granted to everyone, but the situation in America shows that the country is still experiencing an inequality for minorities. Monique S. Robinson, someone who has witnessed and experienced this inequality, has been advocating strongly for a change in this system with her organization, A Better Chance for Youth Inc.

Like the situation over the past decades, minorities today experience the same educational segregation. Despite getting similar results as their fellow students, students of color are less likely to get the same opportunity to be placed in advanced classes.

Monique Robinson sought to make a change in the system. To begin her journey to promote higher learning, she took up psychology at Wilberforce University. By understanding psychological science and applying its practices, she would be better prepared for the long journey ahead of her. After completing the program and earning her degree, she went on to receive an MEd in education leadership and an EdS in education leadership.

With all the right tools at her disposal, Monique Robinson founded a nonprofit organization called A Better Chance for Youth Futures Inc. Otherwise known as ABC Youth, the organization promotes higher learning for all scholars. They advocate for historically Black colleges and Universities.

For many families, especially those with children who have the apparent shine of a scholar, college is merely a dream. To many, it is not even an option. The organization wants to help them nurture the potential these scholars have.

While many organizations carry the same goals as A Better Chance for Youth, they stand out by not only reaching out to the family with the opportunity that they can give but also educating them about the process of securing the scholarships. 

A Better Chance for Youth does not just give young scholars this golden opportunity, but they also help the family select the best schools that they can go to. The organization helps these families find the financial support they need to get there.

Like most organizations, it was a complicated process when they started. However, they held on and stayed strong. The scholars that they helped began attending the schools they researched and recommended. Many of those scholars had even made it to graduate. This boosted their morale, and continued reaching out and helping.

Monique Robinson has been providing consulting services on grant writing, all while running A Better Chance for Youth. She has also written for test preparations to ready the scholars entering a new chapter in their lives and writing scholar preparation letters. 

In 2009, she received the honor of Teacher of the Year Award for Imagine Schools at the district and regional level for her contributions to education.

Having touched so many lives and helping scholars across the country, Monique Robinson hopes that families will know that college is not far from reach if they only trust the process. She is hopeful that A Better Chance for Youth will provide college tours and consult more families with scholarships and college support in the near future.

To know more about A Better Chance for Youth Inc, you may visit their website.