Young’s extremely responsive fan base grows every day. Here are just a few quotes from the many e-mails and web posts he has received in recent weeks, following his editorials and inspirational messages on selfgrowth.com, lovedetour.com, and commitmentnow.com; his active Facebook page; his personal website www.divanyoung.com; and his radio/TV appearances as cited above.
I have met you once, but you changed my life for ever. Hope to meet u again.
Nobody tells it quite like you do, Dr D! Its a gentle and loving slap in the face that says "WAKE THE HELL UP"! Lol. I love it.
Felita House Fontenot
Breakup, Don't Breakdown written by D Ivan Young is an incredible book!!! In fact it's a blessing!! If you ever need a reality check on yourself and how you've dealt with or are dealing with a breakup, separation, or divorce this book is a must have!!
Stephen A Smith II
You always deliver with a powerful message! Love you D!
D. Ivan, I want to thank you I have read your book and listen to you speak on several occasion and I want to thank you sometimes you just need to hear the truth without buffers and you gave that to me. Thank you
Jacqui Hatfield Mills
I have been around for more years than I care to admit. And I have seen much. But I must say I have seen few who are as impressive as you. You are truly a great person filled with excellent information that we all need. Thanks for being there. -- John E. Lewis, Retired Mental Health Counselor
Dr Young ....This is a testamony from one of the Ladies , I seeded your book to,, WHAT A BLessing.....
Thank you for the Awesome Book. Breaking Up, Don't Break Down. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is going through Divorce.. Amazing! I especially Love the part about the Emperor's New Clothes!! -- Suzanne M Mitchell
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how grateful I am that our paths have crossed. Alot of people use FB for the wrong reasons. I do my best to use it to minister to others and YOU Sir have done that for me. I thank God for using you to guide, encourage, enlighten, and even school me during this season of my life. I pray that the next relationship I am in will not only be His will but I will be better because of the information I have received and applies to my life. Thank you for sharing your gift with others. Blessings!!!
Dr. D. Ivan Young, also thank you for being a constant beacon light that leads others to find hope in dark situations in their lives. Your seeds are not going unmeasured, for God knows all. And only what you do for Christ will last. God bless you! -- Carletha Wells
“I just finish listening to your broadcast. I love to listen to you talk! You are a special person that I am grateful for and pray for daily. I love your humor. It is so real. You make me smile and laugh. Josuha 1:9 is the scripture that came in my spirit for you. There is an anointing on your book. It breaks the yokes in the lives of broken relationships.” --Bendetta Perry, Openzine.com and Kingdomliving.com
Amen! Your statuses are so true & thought provoking! Another great way to start off my day! -- Tieryaa Metcalf-Fields M Ed
Thank You because you are always in my head, pushing me closer to what needs to be done.
Thank You. - Jackie Coleman - Terrell
You SO TOTALLY ROCK!! Outrageous status posts....gifts! :o)
Thank you for your encouraging positive messages; I am inspired by them each day. Thanks D Ivan Young! - Shanice Bell
Congratulations sir!! You truly deserve it and the blessings your given! You have blessed my life and I know I'm only one person so I can't imagine how many others you have touched
-- Kaytee Godiva
Thank you for your outstanding facebook post, they always do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. So many of us appreciate you being you! God bless... Elaine Chandler
“WOW!! God has given you through, I'm sure your own trials, test experiences , the Holy Spirit and the Word, a gift that brings forth healing for the mind and body. What a blessing! I was especially touched when the mother called in crying. I pray the Lord continue's to fill you with the knowledge and understanding to help his people and yourself in this journey called life. Keep working for me.” – Del Selders
Dr. Young, I just want to thank you for sharing your priceless wisdom & advice with us. I, as well as many others I'm sure, are those of which you speak. I look forward to your status' each day & I honestly do my best to put your advice into play in my life & I must say, I have noticed a change for the better within myself as well as in how I view & handle relationships in my life. Again, I thank you! -- Tamara Weeks
Thanks Ivan! So happy to have you in my life!! You are an inspiration and motivating force for positive change and transformation and the healing of self and all relationships!! Love you my friend!!! A big Kahuna Hug from Hawaii!!! God Bless!! -- Sue Moraska
“Thank you so much, I would love to read an excerpt from your book. I had to stop reading your page because I couldn't stop crying. Everything I am going through you talk about, the encouraging words that you give just touched my heart. Thank you. You are a blessing to me right now. Continue to be blessed in everything that you say, touch and do in your life.” – Edwina Smith
“I really enjoyed you on 24hrmom. You help me put things in perspective.” –Tanya Wright
Thank you Dr. Young for your encouragement and inspiration. My cousin suggested that I befriend you when I bombarded him with questions; I've had issues addressed that I have yet to even ask, lol. May God continue to bless you greatly!! -- Wardella Roebuck
“God is good and always right on time. I had no clue you would say so many things that I really need to hear......blessings!! –LaVada Carter
“Ivan thanks for the enlightenment and engagement this afternoon, your words of wisdom, encouragement, reality, and sacrifice were all thought provoking and agents of change. We look forward to meeting you soon and applying your book to our relationship.” -- Sam and Shawn Mitchell
“I really enjoy your comments—insightful and delightful. I admit I don't have a lock on this thing called marriage and your comments help me to take a closer look at what I have, where I am on this journey, and what I need to do. Thanks so much for sharing your gifts with us. Be blessed!” –Donna Evette Griffin
“I listened to you speak when you were in Austin Texas a few weeks ago and you were great. Some of the stuff I had already been doing but it did make me revisit my list and to my surprise my list of 'relationship deal breakers' had totally changed. You keep it plain, simple and real. FYI: that is good. Thanks for your time and for letting God use you to help people like me.” – Carla Denise Metoyer
“Thanks for the advice. I need it more than fish needs water. I know your book will be the best thing that will ever happen to black families across America with the right exposure. I know a lot of relationships that are struggling to stay together and I will definitely recommend it. And i really need one for myself also.” -- Justin Warren
“I love your posts. They inspire me. I share some of them with my friends. I just had to say thank you, and please don’t stop. Keep them coming!” – Tvette Yvette
"Don't know how you knew I needed this word but I thank God for you.” –Diana Martin
“Mr. Young, I want to thank you so much for you insight, your great Godly wisdom, and most importantly being led by the holy spirit. I really, really appreciate and celebrate you in this wonderful season. I know you are a divine appointment in my life.” –Suzanne Mitchell II
“Saw you on the Debra Duncan show this morning....you were awesome!!!! Facebook Family...do yourself a favor....Get the book "Break Up—Don't Break Down!!! This guy is right on target!!!!!” –Janice Payton Prevost
“I am already a huge fan, Mr. Young. You are awesome. May the Lord continue to bless your wonderful gift.” –Dawn McCaughtry
“Man I read something you posted on a facebook page and my brother sent it to me man it moved me so much. I'm in college I read it before every class to let me know what I am fighting for. Thank you brother, cause now when my back is against the wall in school I don't feel like quiting anymore. I feel like nothing can stop me.” .-Tyreek
"I received your email via facebook and took the opportunity to review your website. God has obviously enabled you to go through somethings to build a character in you that perhaps is bigger than you ever could have dreamed or imagined. As he formed and shaped you into a vessel that he could use, your true gifts have been activated by your willingness to serve and help others.
It is amazing how in the beginning God created Adam and Eve - the first relationship. Yet, today relationships are such a mess. What happened to the peace, love and joy? Unfortunately, the serpent has made his mark.
As I continue to develop myself and help others a long the way, I definitely would like to read an excerpt from your book. I believe your book maybe a tool in which I will benefit and definitely one that I could share with others. Thank you for the connection." -- Alicia
Oh. My. god! I'm listening to you on the Dr. Wendy show and I.AM LOVING IT!! What it seems to boil down to is working on, focusing on, dealing with "YOU"! What I appreciate most about you though is how you deal with "religion" and relationships. LOVE IT! Bravo Doc!
WOW, loved this message and soooo true. You inspire me Dr. Ivan and I'm sure you may not hear it as often as you should, be behind the silence of many who read your posts, you do lift me up and open my eyes on many occasions with your posts. You are blessed with a wonderful Gift, keep using it! You are acknowledge and admired by many....♥
I received my book yesterday. Thank you so much for signing it with such beautiful words!
I enjoy this CD, "A Time To Chill" by Dr. D Ivan Young, so - it really helps me to wind down, relax and have a peaceful night's rest. Thanks so much!
Erica M. Graham, Esq.
Thanks for speaking the unadulterated truth !! - Denise Reid Cooper
God has obviously enabled you to go through somethings to build a character in you that perhaps is bigger than you ever could have dreamed or imagined. As he formed and shaped you into a vessel that he could use, your true gifts have been activated by your willingness to serve and help others.
I believe your book maybe a tool in which I will benefit and definitely one that I could share with others. Thank you for the connection.
--Alicia, Certified Professional Life Coach
I can always look forward and count on a true word from Dr. Ivan as the Bible say the truth will always set you free. Thank you Dr. Ivan for letting God use you to help so many people across this Country to be uplifted and encouraged to do better, live better, speak better to one another and ourselves.... words could never express how much you are appreciated..... :)) :))
I ♥ D. IVAN YOUNG! HE IS SUCH AN ENCOURAGER! ♥ -- Yolanda Green, President of Xpozher
God really uses you in a wonderful way. I thank God for you Dr. Ivan because you touch so many peoples lives daily. May God always bless you to be a blessing to us all..... -- Debra Bates
You are an exceptional man i see!Each time I read your posts I am able to push through these days,as a single mother,bills,relationships and just life as a whole can be so overwhelming, in tears as we speak and to know their are people like you to help us bear thru the burdens with just a simple paragraph is wonderful! Thank you. -- L. Mcmorris
I want to thank you, your posts touch my life everyday!!!! Keep up the amazing work that you do. God has blessed you!!!!! -- Sheri Jackson
Thank you for your consistent truths & sharing your wisdom to as many willing to receive & embrace change... You are a divine inspiration from GOD fulfilling your purpose... Have a beautiful day!! -- Donya Washington
Thanks Dr D Young, your book was great and you are too! -- Belinda Dillion Smith