Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the one night only screening of "You Saved Me, " an inspiring documentary of real married couples brought to us by Ronnie and Lamar Tyler, the voices behind the blog, Black and Married With Kids.
It was amazing to see such positive images of marriages in the black community, and how even though we all go through our trials and struggles, having a successful marriage is something to definitely fight for. What personally stuck out to me and my husband was the concept of compromise. We all know that compromise is an important aspect in sustaining a marriage, but we all want that because we can give a little and still get a little of what we want. Sacrifice goes hand in hand with compromise, and in a marriage sacrifice is something we all have be willing to give as well. Powerful isn't it? This film definitely brought up a lot of real issues.
I would like to give a special thank you to all my Real Wives of Chicago sisters that attended the event along with their husbands, showing such overwhelming support for what our organization stands for. Real Wives of Chicago definitely showed up and showed out, representing not only what marriage is about, but sisterhood as well.
So in light of yesterday's screening, for those of you who attended, what were you thoughts on the film? For everyone in general, do you feel that your marriage has saved you in anyway? If so how?
For those who are interested in seeing this film, which we recommend you do, check out www.blackandmarriedwithkids.com to purchase the DVD. It is worth taking the time out to see :)