Marriage

The Kind of Love That Black Women Make: Female Capital & Cost

Each March, for Women’s History Month, Vanessa and I pair to analyze a selected piece of literature or film, offering insight on the kind of love that Black women make. Our first piece revisited The Color Purple and last year we covered The Women of Brewster Place. In those articles, we wrote about sisterly love, female independence, […]

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20: Their New Marriage

Episode 20: Their New Marriage   After eighteen months of relationship coaching and marriage prep, Shaunice marries the love of her life and shares her story alongside her husband with me.    In today’s episode, Shaunice and I have a woman-to-woman sit down to discuss her dating and relationship journey, including learning and applying vulnerability

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16: My Black Marriage Research

Episode 16: My Black Marriage Research   Among Black men, how have their educational achievement gaps, economic disparities, and marriage occurrences been uniquely experienced, endured, and impacted Black women and children in the literature?   In today’s episode, I’ll introduce you to my academic research for you to better understand my interests, expertise, and approach.

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Special 06: 2023 “Black Love” Wrapped

Special 06: 2023 “Black Love” Wrapped   On the last day of the year, join me and my co-host, Kaity Rodriguez as we share our professional and personal takes on ten unforgettable “Black Love” moments in 2023, including Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement, Eboni K’s partner preference and elitism, and Kerry Washington’s tenth marriage anniversary.    

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Special 06: 2023 “Black Love” Wrapped

Special 06: 2023 “Black Love” Wrapped   Join me and my co-host, Kaity Rodriguez as we share our takes on ten unforgettable “Black Love” moments in 2023, including Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement, Eboni K’s partner preference and elitism, and Kerry Washington’s tenth anniversary.     Kaity and I are manifesting our “Oprah & Gayle” energy for

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Special 05: Marriage As A Cultural Norm

Special 05: Marriage As A Cultural Norm   Should marriage be a cultural norm for Black Americans? How can create that culture and socialize our sons and daughters accordingly? I’m sharing the four events that led to my latest phenomenon.      As I scoured through research literature, Black scholars supported “the institution of marriage’”

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Special 03: Marital Submission

Special 03: Marital Submission   Learn more about marital formations to understand (Biblical) leadership-submission dynamics   If you’ve ever been unsure about marital submission or think it’s just a way for men to wield power, I’m here to give you a bigger picture. Not all marriages are created equal and submission isn’t necessarily a bad

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Special 02: Churchy Wedding Vows

Special 02: Churchy Wedding Vows   The most relationship-shaping, life-changing conversations to have for yourself and with your partner    Curious to know what to think about as you prepare for a relationship or for marriage?    In this episode, I am sharing ways to approach your coming marital vows alongside my husband with insights

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