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Every year when we say we're participating in someone's Black Marriage Day event, we hear the same question: "What is Black Marriage Day?" Founded in 2002 by Nisa Muhammad's Wedded Bliss Foundation, Black Marriage Day (BMD) is a day to cherish and celebrate marriages in the African American community...
ESSENCE.com bloggers Lamar and Ronnie Tyler, better known as Black and Married with Kids, present some advice they gathered from couples married for over 30 years. Check out what these couples said was essential to a successful, happy and lasting marriage... Read More: ESSENCE Reader: Your Secrets to a Successful Marriage10 Skills for a Successful MarriageLiving Together First Doesn't Make Marriage Last
One of the things that really irritates me is the misconception that there are no married Black folks. Even worse than that is the misconception that goes further to say there are really no "happily" married Black folks. A few weeks back, a young guy that goes to Morehouse told me about a friend of his that said, "Marriage is for White people." This is a student at one of our finest institutions of higher learning. To prove that this is not the case, every now and then we like to do a roll call. Basically this is how it goes: If you're happily married, drop us a comment below. Tell us how long you've been married, how many kids you have and anything else you want to let us know about. Put it out there, make your voice heard and don't forget to tell your married friendsfamily to do the same. Read more: For more"Black and Married With Kids" stories, click here.What Does "Wifey" Mean To You?