Marriage Matters Monday – Committed to the Commitment

The Revs Floyd & Elaine Flake Share Their Marriage Wisdom

The below video is over a year old but the content still resonates and educates. I have known the interview subjects, Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake and Rev. Dr. Elaine Flake of the Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens, NY since childhood. I attended the Allen Christian School which they founded for eight years and believe I am a better woman because of it. Their efforts to improve the community I grew up in are invaluable to me so I’m probably biased. I’ve witnessed their marriage and ministry go through the type of challenges that would lead many couples to divorce court. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – 5 Ways to Seek Pre-Martial Counseling

Please enjoy this informative piece by Philadelphia-based writer and mental health therapist Essence Cohen. I personally learned a lot from this article and I’m sure you will, too. Be sure to show Essence some Triple B love in the comments!

There are so many exciting activities surrounding your wedding day that you can lose focus of the importance of building the foundation for your actual marriage. The new experiences and unchartered waters you and your future spouse will explore will enhance your relationship but also test your commitment. Being prepared for these moments are actually more important than cake tasting, gown shopping and the bachelorette party. A pre-marital therapist or counselor is an excellent investment for you and your fiancé to help you both iron out the kinks that you are bound encounter when you make a vow to be with one another “for better or for worse”. Outlined below are five efficient ways and reasons to seek pre-marital counseling before your wedding day! [Read more…]

Beyonce & Jay-Z Marriage Matters Monday – CAPTION IT!

As mentioned on Triple B in the past, some images are so strong they require no words to describe them. The above pic was snapped just moments after Beyonce shut down (literally) the 2013 Superbowl with her electrifying halftime show. After her unforgettable performance, Beyonce’s hubby Jay-Z was waiting for her backstage and the two shared this heartwarming embrace. This picture is especially touching since the duo rarely exhibit PDA. As if this weren’t adorable enough, Jay — who despite having over two million followers hardly ever tweets — jokingly tweeted: “Lights out! Any questions?” of course referencing the power surge in the New Orleans Superdome after his wife’s performance. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Ebony Mag’s February 2013 Covers ROCK!

Newlyweds Meagan Good and her husband DeVon Franklin shared the cover of Ebony's February 2013 issue!

The folks over at Ebony magazine are giving us not one, not two but three fabulous covers for the month of February! The theme of the issue is “Celebrate Black Love” — something we enjoy doing here at Triple B. And when we can get honest advice from seemingly happy married couples about life after “I Do”, that’s always a plus. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday: 6 Lessons I Learned While Engaged

Today’s piece was submitted by Andrea Montgomery, a newlywed  from Illinois who works in engineering. Andrea tied the knot this past summer — July to be exact — and wanted to share her recent discoveries with Triple B. (There she is in the above pic with her hubby on their big day.) I truly believe every relationship has it’s own DNA– what works for you might not work for me and vice versa. On that note, here’s what has worked/is working for Andrea: [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday: Chad Johnson & Evelyn Lozada DRAMA (UPDATED)

Lights, Camera, ACTION: Chad's mugsot & The couple kissing on their wedding day

As mentioned before, sometimes Triple B covers brides that don’t identify as “Black” simply because it makes sense to for the audience — you. This past weekend, newlyweds Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson and his bride Evelyn Lozada got into some mess that…well, it is just m-e-s-s-y! He was arrested for allegedly headbutting her but later reports were released that she actually headbutted him. Then on Sunday, Johnson was dropped from the Miami Dolphins — a position he just landed and apparently was holding onto with a thread anyway. To make matters worse (as if that is possible) insiders claim this entire altercation stemmed from Evelyn finding a receipt for condoms. Oy vey! [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday: 85-Year-Old Couple Remarries After 48 Years of Divorce

Second Time Around: Lena Henderson & Roland Davis

CYNICS BEWARE: The story of Lena Henderson and Roland Davis will warm your heart. Why? Well, the 85-year old couple just remarried on Saturday, August 4th after being divorced for nearly five decades — 48 years to be exact. I first read about this pair over on Black and Married with Kids. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – My First Year as a Wife

Newylweds Rasheeda and Cory on vacation in St. Thomas earlier this year.

What a treat I have for you guys today! When I discovered that Tie the Knot Tuesday alum Rasheeda enjoys writing and realized that her one-year wedding anniversary was approaching, I asked the Georgia Peach to pen a piece about her first 365 days of wifedom for Triple B. Rasheeda in turn submitted a beautiful, honest and eye-opening letter to her engaged self. There are so many jewels in this letter, y’all. Enjoy!
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Marriage Matters Monday: A Couple That Dances Together…

Got the Monday blues? Just watch this. I guarantee it will make you feel better. Courtesy of the good folks over at Black and Married with Kids. Enjoy!

Dancin’ Duo: Laurie and Frank

Choreographed by Paul Bruschi and Leon von Brown of Studio Dionne School of Dance and Music in Atlanta, GA

Marriage Matters Monday: Sheona & Steve

I’m super excited about today’s Marriage Matters post! Steve and I have been buddies since high school. He and his wife inspire me immensely and in a few moments you’ll understand why.
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