This blog will allow us the opportunity for “Real Talk.” Derrick and I absolutely believe in the beauty of marriage. We believe that married, committed and happy actually exists. We believe that there are millions of marriages out there that are ROCKIN! But, we also know that marriage is not a fairy tale. It takes work. No matter how connected and committed a couple may be, their marriage will experience ups and downs. And make no mistake, we get it that some of those downs would annihilate other couples. That said, we believe that there is no obstacle out there that a couple can’t overcome if they desire to stay married. Marriage ultimately is a choice and if you choose it, it will survive the test of time.
So here, we want to keep it real. We want to talk about issues that plague our marriages and the strategies for moving beyond them. We want to hear different perspectives on marital issues, knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to a successful marriage. We want you to be able to “let it all out,” knowing that other couples are supporting you, that other couples are going through the same thing, and that other couples may have valuable insight, tips, and solutions that can help you and your marriage see a brighter day.
Initially, I thought that Derrick and I would be the bloggers. If you've been following our Facebook Fan page and twitter page, you know we have lots to say about the good, bad and ugly of marriage. But after deeper reflection, we thought, why limit the blog posts to us. Every marriage is different. What works for our marriage, may not work for your marriage. Issues we care about may or may not be of interest to you. Issues we face, may be a piece of cake for you. So we made the decision to open this blog to all of you.
Each week, we will post blogs addressing a marriage-related topic. The topics will vary. Some will be heavy, others will be light-hearted. Some will simply inspire. While we have specific guest bloggers that will submit posts on a pretty routine basis, we want you to be bloggers too. Some of you have been together for years, decades even, and have marriages that are not only working but flourishing. We want to know your secret. Every couple can benefit in some way from your expertise. So, share share share. Marriage Rocks is really a movement. To change negative perceptions about this vital institution, we need each of you to participate. Together, let's be ambassadors for marriage!