Happy Monday Beloveds. So I finally made time to watch ‘Black Love’ which was a 4-part documentary series that premiered on @owntv and has just been renewed for a second season (yipeee ??????).
This docuseries focused on celebration of ‘Black Love’ (I will say LOVE in general cause anyone of any race in a relationship or marriage can relate to it and learn a thing or two). Black Love highlighted love stories from the black community seeking to answer the burning questions: What is the secret to making a marriage work? What is the biggest threat to Black Relationships? Falling down and Tripping over hurdles in relationships? The difficulties of being in an inter-racial relationship? How to deal with infidelity and trust in relationships?
Husband-and-wife filmmakers Codie and Tommy Oliver presented real, honest, emotional and sometimes cringe-worthy love stories from some of the most successful people in business and entertainment as well as everyday couples. It featured couples which included Oscar® winner Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, Hollywood power couple Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, NAACP Image Award® winner Tia Mowry-Hardrict and actor Cory Hardrict, NAACP Image Award nominee Flex Alexander and Grammy®-nominated recording artist Shanice, gospel singer Erica Campbell and music producer Warryn Campbell, NAACP Image Award nominee Vanessa Bell Calloway and Dr. Anthony Calloway, and many more—each offering a unique take on love. It focused on the couples expressing how they discovered and appreciate this thing called ‘LOVE’ plus also shared Lessons Learned, Sacrifices Made and Lessons still being Learned along this journey of Love and Life.
My thoughts: I wanted to see snippets of laughter, pain and brutal honesty which we don’t generally get to hear from married couples and this was definitely reflected amongst the couples. In the midst of it all there were some real gems could be use for our own romantic relationships, regardless of the stage we’re currently in. I liked how Viola Davis and her husband – Julius Tennon opened up about the realities of marriage and the hard work and commitment it takes to make it work: “more people would be terrified if they knew what marriage was really about.”
And even though the documentary focused on married couples, I decided that as a single woman, I too have chosen to celebrate ‘Love’: it’s the love I was raised on; the love that I have experienced and received from precious ones; the love I also previously experienced from treasured relationships and am absolutely looking forward to the New & Amazing type of LOVE that I will experience with The One! ❤️.
I am sucker for TRUE LOVE and believe it is out there for all those who desire it but it has to be a Mature Godly kind of LOVE for me, where we are both willing to learn and grow (that’s enough of my thoughts for now). This docuseries definitely reaffirmed my belief that there is a Time and Season and my Season is NOW ❤️!
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