10 Black Men Discuss What Marriage Means To Them

August 8, 2019  |  
Jonathan Jenkins

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“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
― Dave Meurer

When one thinks of the word ‘marriage’, it’s easy to focus solely on everything leading up to it: meeting bae, falling in love, getting engaged, and the wedding! Our society spends so much time focusing on the big day, and not enough time talking about ‘forever.’ There are many definitions of marriage. According to Merriam-Webster, marriage is defined as ” the state of being united as spouses in a consensual or contractual relationship recognized by law.”It is also simply defined as an “intimate or close union.” MN decided to ask black men why they wanted to get married and what the concept or commitment means to them.

 

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