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If statistics on black marriage and divorce rates are getting you down, tune out the mainstream and check out the blog blackandmarriedwithkids.com. According to My Fox Atlanta, this is one of the most successful relationship and parenting blogs you can find, and it’s run by African American couple Lamar and Ronnie Tyler.
The Atlanta-based love birds and blogging gurus have been married for seven years and have four children. Their story started just like any other–they dated, got married and had some babies. But the difference was their determination to stick with the marriage and rally against the stereotypes. They wanted to embody black love and show it to the world, and they’ve made a business out of doing so.
“So many times we would see somebody come in and announce, hey I’m getting married and people would suck their teeth, roll their eyes, say don’t make the same mistakes I made, things like that. And we said it should be like a joyous occasion,” Lamar Tyler said to My Fox Atlanta.
Recently, the Tylers have taken their message to the big screen with a series of documentaries called “Still Standing.” The series features real married couples who have gone through trials, but ultimately held onto their love and their marriage. They’ve even included some celebrities such as married music artists Kindred the Family Soul and Arrested Development’s Speech Thomas. So far, the films have resonated with the audience and sold out in theaters across the nation.
“The trials are going to come your way,” Ronnie Tyler said. “The troubles are going to come your way but if you work together and if you’re intentional about making your marriage work, then you’ll be still standing as well 10, 20 years from now.”
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