Hey, let me ask you a question. Did you know that there was a National Black Marriage Day? Many did not realize that this day existed.
Here is another question. Do you know WHY it exists?
According to Nisa Muhammed, Founder of Wedded Bliss Foundation, Inc., National Black Marriage Day was founded in 2003 to highlight the success of Black Marriages across the nation. Black marriages have the lowest rate compared to unions in other ethnic groups. Black Marriage day was created to show the benefits of marriage in the Black Community and promote it to increase the marriage rate in Black couples.
In the past few decades, there has been an increase of children born out of wedlock, single parents struggling with taking care of their child with limited income and acting as the disciplinarian and a supportive parent. The mother is the unpartnered person in terms of discussing single parenting. When they look at crime rates in Black communities, most of the crimes committed in that community are done by someone raised in a single-parent home.
Ms. Muhammed wanted to show Black couples the benefits of marriage. On the Wedded Bliss Foundation, Inc. website, it states the following as the benefits of being in a Black marriage:
Better sexual relations
A higher property value of homes
Increased income with both parties involved
Decrease in divorce
A decrease in behavioral issues with children
A decrease in crime in their communities
Ms. Muhammed expressed one phrase, which was National Black Marriage Day March 2020. The term and theme were “Marriage Changes Things!”. In a marriage, there is a sense of security. A bond is created when a couple says, “I Do.” Marriage is not easy, and many couples go through bumps in their journey. Obstacles should not sway a person’s decision to get married.
Marriage is love. Marriage is hard. Marriage is beautiful. Marriage Changes Things!