First dates can either be the start of something new or a memory you wish you could forget — something our panel knows firsthand. Join us as we hash out our best and worst first date stories, talk about what went right (and terribly wrong), and give you some practical advice to relax and have fun while getting to know a potential match.
When Lamar and Ronnie Tyler announced they were getting married, their friends rolled their eyes and said, “Don’t do it! Don’t make that mistake!” The couple was surrounded by marriage naysayers and had to buck discouraging marriage statistics for black couples. Still, they felt God calling them to tie the knot. After some rough early years, struggles with blending their family, and very little support from anyone, Lamar and Ronnie have emerged stronger and more passionate about marriage than ever. Now they run Black and Married With Kids to show that a happy, healthy marriage is possible — no matter what anyone says.
She visited a church and had a really bad experience — no one followed up with her, the pastor made crude jokes from the pulpit, and most people around her talked and played on their phones during the sermon. Should she say something, or just move on? Lisa Anderson gives some surprising advice to this listener.