Let me start with the obvious: I know your girl has been gone a minute…like over a month. I’m not going to go into a long explanation, but I will say that I’m going through a life change that warrants a rearranging of sorts. This life change does include getting back into blogging, but it may or may not be regular depending on a host of factors. But I do hope you can rock with me nevertheless…And at the right time, I will share more my dear readers…I promise…
Alright, with the pleasantries out of the way, let’s get into this boiling hot gospel tea, chile. When the news broke on Friday that metro Atlanta resident and gospel singer Kelly Price had gone missing, I was intrigued. Apparently, her sister Shanrae Price had not been apprised of her whereabouts since Price had been released from a Georgia hospital where she had fighting COVID-19, unfortunately. However, shortly afterward, Price’s attorney Monica Ewing said the singer was not missing. But her sister is still not satisfied because she has not talked with her sister in months. And on top of that, her sister is at odds with Price’s boyfriend, who has kept the family from Price’s home. All of this is according to a Yahoo.com story.
And on top of ALL of that, celebrity news and entertainment YouTuber Lailah Lynn is reporting that Kelly Price’s boyfriend Darrell Crump Jr. is actually Price’s husband whom she secretly married last year around the time of her mother’s passing! And he reportedly has a criminal record…
See her video below:
All of this leads to so many questions. Here are a few below:
Clearly, Kelly Price and her sister Shanrae aren’t close right now at the very least, which isn’t a crime but is sad considering what she is going through and their mother’s recent passing. But if you had just suffered through COVID-19, shouldn’t you or your spouse keep your family in the loop about your whereabouts in your weakened state?
Why doesn’t Kelly Price’s sister know that Kelly Price’s boyfriend is actually her husband almost a year after they got married?
Why two full days after it was reported that she is missing, Kelly Price, herself, hasn’t made a statement either on social media or through regular media that she is alive and well? Her last IG post was back in July when she announced that she had COVID-19 so….Here is that post below…
I’m all for finding lasting love however you find it, but this approach struck me as unique…On a recent episode of Ellen, The Real host Loni Love, who used to be a DJ on Ellen, revealed that she met her boyfriend James Welsh on ChristianMingle.com although neither of them are Christians! Check out the clip below.
And here’s the key quote: We’re religious but we’re not Christians. But you know what? I wanted to meet a nice man. And so I figured, well, let me go on ChristianMingle.com. He was there too and when he said he wasn’t really Christian but he’s religious, I was like, maybe this is God’s way of putting us together. We’ve been together ever since.
I’m sure that ChristianMingle.com is glad for the free publicity on the one hand, but on the other hand, you have to wonder if the powers that be at the website care if their clients are using the website under false pretenses…Like what if a person joined a website like HinduMingle.com (I made this up) not because he or she believes in Hinduism but he or she did want to find a partner who could cook or appreciate samosas (one of my fave Indian dishes)? Would that be right?
So far, I’ve enjoyed every film that movie producer DeVon Franklin has been associated with so I was truly excited when he announced that he along with Amazon Studios will be developing a romantic comedy based on Pastor Michael Todd’s New York Times bestselling book Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex. Below is the description of the book if you haven’t heard of it before today:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love and sustaining a healthy relationship by getting real about your goals—based on the viral, multi-million-view sermon series about dating, marriage, and sex
“No matter where you are and no matter what stage of life you are in, Relationship Goals will be a game changer.”—Levi Lusko
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY COSMOPOLITAN
Realer than the most real conversation you’ve ever heard on the topic, Michael Todd’s honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions of people in all seasons of life around the world. Now, in Relationship Goals, Michael tells his own story of heartache and healing, unpacks explosive truths from God’s Word, and tells it to you straight to help you win at relationships in every part of your life.
Where did the idea for relationships come from in the first place? Does God really care who I hang out with? Is it even possible to avoid relational train wrecks? From his plan for intentional dating in the age of social media to handling break-ups well to doing family instead of just being in a family, Michael tackles the questions we all have about relational success.
As he candidly examines our most common pitfalls in relationships and the start-today ways to get past them, Michael helps you align your longings with God’s awesome desires for your life. Now, that’s a good relationship goal.
Michael Todd is the lead pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His driving passion is representing God to the lost and found for transformation in Christ. Michael speaks at a variety of influential churches, events, and conferences each year, including Elevation Church, C3 Conference, Lakewood Church, VOUS Conference, Relentless Church, XO Conference, and many others. Michael and his wife, Natalie, have been married since 2010 and live in Tulsa with their three children.
Below is DeVon’s announcement about the upcoming movie!