The Windsor Village Married Couples Ministery and The Greater Houston Healthy Marriage Coalition Held a free African-Americans Couples Communication Workshop over the weekend to Celebrate the month of Black Marriage Day. “Within our Reach” The Facilitators from W.V.U.M.C.are Lillian and Marion Johnson (Center) married for 24 years and participants Steven and LaTarsha Owens Married for 1 year (Left) and Vernon and Pam Patterson (Right) married for 30 years. This was an awesome event and the lines of communication just got better for many couples who attend this free workshop. Find out how you can get involved and celebrate in your city by reading the information below and visiting the website above.
Married and Proud of It!
March 27, 2011
Join us March 27, as more than 300 communities and neighborhoods across the country organize events to celebrate marriage in the Black community. Black Marriage Day 2010 was another incredible success. From the cities that debuted You Saved Me, to the cities that promoted Tyler Perry’s movie “Why Did I Get Married Too”, to the cities that inducted couples into their Black Marriage Day Hall of Fame to the couples who just reminded each other how special they are in their lives, BMD was another beyond words event.
2011 events promise to be even better. There are many things you can do. We are debuting another new movie, Men Ain’t Boys, this year in 100 cities. It’s not too late to get in that number. Go to the Movie Debut page to see a clip from this year’s movie, find out how to get involved and see a clip from last year’s movie You Saved Me. Visit the Resources page for ideas and documents you can download to enhance your event. Listen to Super Bowl winning Coach Tony Dungy speak about Black Marriage Day.
Consider inducting couples into your Black Marriage Day Marriage Hall of Fame. Many cities held fabulous events last year that told the joy and pain of couples struggling against odds to have wedded bliss. We give you everything you need to have a memorable event. Find details on the Resources page.
Any entity, individual or family interested in celebrating the joy of marriage in the Black community can host a Black Marriage Day event. Organize couples in your family, social or work group to stand up on Black Marriage Day and celebrate marriage. The goal is to change the hearts and minds of the Black community to cherish and celebrate the marriages that we currently have while encouraging others to commit themselves to marriage so more children grow up with the gift of a two parent family. For more ideas go to the More to Do page.