Many individuals agree that marriage is the cornerstone of strong families, communities, and nations, but many also feel that it comes at a great price and is fraught with difficulties—particularly for Black couples in America. The focus of the upcoming annual National Black Marriage Day, among other events, will be on commemorating and upholding this sacred institution via education, information, and promoting the benefits of marriage.
On March 27th, National Black Marriage Day was established in 2003, by Wedded Bliss Foundation. It will be honored throughout the country, with the theme "Marriage Changes Things". It is being promoted by organizations all over. Workshops, conferences, and renewing of marital vows are just a few of the events planned. On March 26, our company, Marriage Built 2 Last will have a very special celebration on our hit show, Pillow Talk Lounge with James and Cynthia Greene, at 11 am EST on Facebook, Podbean, ClubHouse, and YouTube. Be sure to join us.
Marriage is on the decline in the United States as a whole, but it has been much more so among African-Americans. According to PewResearch.org, the marriage rate has declined across racial and ethnic groups, but the drop has been particularly dramatic among blacks. In 2014, some 35% of black adults ages 25 and older were married, compared with 60% of whites. Our goal is to change this by promoting the awesome benefits that a great marriage can provide. On our show, Pillow Talk Lounge, we will celebrate couples married over 25 years and hear their inspiring stories.
Marriage changes things
Marriage is a significant life event that changes people's lives. It is a milestone that marks the transition from being single to being married. There are many ways in which marriage changes things, not just in the couple's personal life but so many benefits also in their professional lives.
Marriage is like an open door to new opportunities and experiences, but it can also be challenging at times. It takes time to adjust to each other's needs and preferences and learn how to balance work and family.
The transition from being single to being married can significantly impact one's career path, career satisfaction, and overall happiness. The most significant change may be the shift in priorities for those who are newlyweds or those who have been married for some time now.
Marriage changes a lot. It changes your life and the way you think about love, relationships, and family.
We are not the same person that we were when we were single. We change to better support our partners and make their lives easier. We change our routines and habits, how we spend our time, how much money we spend on them, etc. We become partners in love and in life.
Marriage can be a difficult transition at first, but it is worth it in the end.
What is Black love in marriage?
Black love in marriage is a marriage between two people who stick it out through 'thick and thin'. It's couples who know the struggles of their ancestors in the past and have learned the true tests of time. These marriages are not just about the love of two people, but also about the love for their culture and heritage.
Each form of Black marriage has its own set of norms and traditions, and there are many distinct types of traditions incorporated into Black weddings. The black family has always been celebrated by coming together around the dinner table for food, fun, and fellowship. Love spills over during these long-held family moments. There is nothing like the love of family. When a couple in the black family marries, everyone is all in and the wedding is the place where it all begins.
Let's celebrate this momentous occasion together. Our company has started a Marriage Movement for Marriage Movers who want to stay 'winning' in their relationship. We have so much to offer to help make a difference in how everyone sees marriage portrayed today. Couples get a free image to shout to the world that they are happy and in love. Simply submit a picture and we do the rest. In celebration of National Black Marriage Day, join a great day of recognition for great marriages that have enjoyed longevity. Stay connected. Stay encouraged. Stay always building, to have the best marriage ever!!!!!
Cynthia Greene, Marriage Visionary
"If you build it, it will last"