10 Black Men Discuss What Marriage Means To Them

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Gly Volner

While deep down I’ve always wished to have the romantic marriage that I saw on TV, I was also cynical of it. The truth is that growing up the marriages that I was exposed to weren’t particularly healthy. 

However, as I’ve matured and attended other friends’ weddings, what I’ve found so beautiful and moving about the act of marriage is that it’s a commitment. It’s declaring to your partner and to everyone in your community that you’re committed to this person through the good times and the bad… and that you’re requesting everyone to hold you accountable to that commitment too!

But even deeper than that, I’m most excited about the fact that it’s an act of creation. Because with your partner, you’re literally creating a whole new world of possibilities. So I ultimately want to marry my partner to declare to each other and to our community that we’re going to create new possibilities together for the rest of our lives.

@glyvolner

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