Anjuan: Faith has played an immensely important role in our marriage. We try to have a marriage with three participants: God and the two of us.
Aneika: It is what has kept us together.
The both of you work with various programs for married couples. Why is this type of work important to you?
Anjuan: I love being married, and I am an advocate for marriage. However, I think that our society either totally romanticizes marriage or sees it as a prison sentence. Between those two extremes lies the truth of what it means to sustain a marriage, and I try to present a balanced view of marriage to other couples.
Aneika: Marriage is the basic building block of society. When it fails, a lot of other things fail with it. Healthy marriages are the key to maintaining and sustaining solid relationships in a family. This includes relationships between parents and children as well as between siblings and extended family members.
How do you deal with conflict when it arises in your marriage?
Anjuan: We try to give each other the benefit of the doubt and assume that the conflict was not intentionally caused through malice or ill feelings. That helps us talk through the conflict without the cloud of anger.
Aneika: We try to talk through it and see things from the perspective of the other person.
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