As the election nears and President Obama's days in office come to a close, the everyday access that we once enjoyed with the nation's first "social media" president may come to an end. Throughout his terms in office and even during his first run for election, President Obama has been an active player on social media, using the outlets to engage with Americans, talk about … [Read more...]
4 Relationship Things You Need To Stop Faking for Facebook!
“Don’t believe the likes!” I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like when it comes to dating and in relationships, we put more effort to make ourselves look happy than we put into actually being happy. I get it; there is a certain level of gratification that comes with the public recognition. But at the end of the day, we have to get from behind the computer screen and … [Read more...]
4 Ways to Stop Social Media From Ruining Your Relationship
I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I can’t avoid it because of the work I do, so it’s a very necessary part of my life, but some days I could do without it. I entered the world of social media with resistance, but here I am, along with so many of you. Once we are in it, our job is to manage it well. I was one of the last people in my group of friends to get a … [Read more...]
Is It Bragging to Say You Love Your Spouse on Social Media?
I had no idea that professing ones love for their spouse on social networks would be frowned upon by others. In fact, sometimes it can totally piss people off. I have recently been made aware that some people do not appreciate this. I am told that married people who express their love this way are bragging, pretending to be perfect and/or must be fronting. This reaction … [Read more...]
4 Ways to Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Relationship
“SOCIAL MEDIA HAS RUINED MY RELATIONSHIP!”…Yes that’s the cry of many people today! But my retort is this: social media didn’t ruin your relationship he, she, or BOTH of you ruined your relationship. Okay lets back up and come to an agreement…social media is here and it probably isn’t going anywhere, thus we have to address this issue head on. It is definitely possible for … [Read more...]
VIDEO: The Gospel of Facebook! “Keep Your Business Off of Facebook” Gospel Song Goes Viral
Have you ever heard of a Facebook gospel song? Neither had we until we heard, Keep Your Business Off of Facebook. We often talk about the perils of social media and marriage. During those conversations, what to do and what not to do on Facebook is always the hottest topic. We've given you 5 things your spouse better not catch you doing there. And in one of our most popular … [Read more...]
Are Your Children Ready for Social Media?
Communication is primarily electronic these days. And of course, social media seems to be one of, if not THE most popular way younger people communicate. I respect your opinion either way, whether or not you believe children should have social media accounts. I can't tell you what age your child should or should not have a Facebook/Instagram account, just like I can't tell you … [Read more...]
A Positive Image of Marriage: Pictures From Our Readers
In celebration of Black Marriage Week we invited you, our extended BMWK family, to send us photos of you and your spouses so that we could feature them on our Facebook page. In addition to sharing your photos some of you shared a portion of your story --- how your relationship started and even imparted some wisdom for your Facebook family. Your participation was exciting and we … [Read more...]
Jada Pinkett-Smith Shares Her Thoughts On Women in Blended Families
From her Red Table Talks to defending her daughter's hair choices, Jada Pinkett-Smith has shown how important family is to her. In a recent Facebook post, she shared her thoughts on blended families. Pinkett-Smith draws from her own experience building a blended family with husband, Will Smith, who had a son, Trey, from his previous marriage to ex-wife, Sheree. The two now … [Read more...]
Mother is Furious After Being Notified of Her Child’s Death Online
One Clayton County Police Department detective may accept social media as "a major form of communication," but when Georgia mother, Anna Lamb-Casey, was asked to contact the police by someone outside of her online friends list, neither she nor her daughter took it seriously. It wasn't until later on when her daughter called the number provided in the message that she was … [Read more...]
Stop the Madness! 3 Ways that Facebook is Ruining Marriages
Every couple of months one of my married friends has a complete "breakdown" on Facebook and airs their marriage's "dirty laundry" for all of Facebook to see. The "dirty laundry" ranges from accusations of cheating, to calling out past mates or accusations of not being loving. But, the one thing that all of them have in common is that in their moment of weakness … [Read more...]
5 Things Your Spouse Better Not Catch You Doing on Facebook
From time to time we see someone's spouse slipping up on Facebook and wonder, what the heck were they thinking? Perhaps they just didn't know the dos from the don'ts when it comes to social networking. Since we're always aiming to help a brotha and a sister out, we've come up with a list of 5 Things Your Spouse Better Not Catch You Doing on Facebook! Click the pages below to … [Read more...]
Thank You for Helping Us Reach 115,000 Facebook Fans!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! With your help our Facebook page has surpassed over 115,000 fans. When we first started the page in June of 2009 we couldn't have imagined anything like this. Our Facebook page has grown into a community of it's own. The page is full of robust conversation and dialog unlike anywhere else on the Internet. If you're not a fan yet we invite … [Read more...]
Loving Black Marriage Doesn’t Mean There’s No Love for Other Marriages
A recent comment on the "Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage" fan page on Facebook is the inspiration behind this writing. I am always eager to read the conversations that take place on the page. From the resources shared to the discussions on the articles posted here, those in relationships are never disappointed after a visit to the page. There is always … [Read more...]
My Wife IS NOT My Friend (On Facebook) – 3 Years Later
This is a follow-up to the popular BMWK classic: My Wife Is Not My Friend On Facebook My wife and I are connected on Instagram, Pinterest, GetGlue and Twitter. My wife and I work out together, watch movies together and go on dates. After receiving "hate email" a few days ago, over the Facebook article I wrote here almost three years ago. I decided it was time to write a … [Read more...]