April Parker Jones Shares Why Marriage Works for Her | Black Women OWN the Conversation | OWN


– All right, April. You’ve been married
for 12 years. Do women need marriage? [MUSIC PLAYING] You know what? I originally didn’t want
to get married, Carlos. I always felt that, you know,
I was an artist, a free spirit. Just a little feather
blowing in the wind. I don’t need a man. I can shack up. And I was fine with
that until I met Jay. And he insisted that,
you know what, April? It’s important for us to tie
the knot and form this union. I said, sure, what the hell. So fast forward 12 years later. I look back and I
go, you know what? Getting married was
absolutely necessary for me because that union helped me
to learn more about who I am. It helped me to
love myself more. Because how you gonna
love somebody else if you can’t love yourself first? So marriage was necessary
for me in that aspect. It also showed me how
to have a selfless love. How to learn and
grow with someone who I was different
from, and to sometimes put those things to the side
that were always about me. So for me, marriage was
absolutely necessary. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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12 thoughts on “April Parker Jones Shares Why Marriage Works for Her | Black Women OWN the Conversation | OWN”

  1. Diva Keka says:

    I was married for 18 years and now divorced. I now know my worth as a black woman and refuse to settle in a relationship.

  2. Jessica Sumler says:

    Hot Damn She’s Beautiful…Lawd πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

  3. Carlie Loi says:

    I love this show

  4. Andrew Couture says:

    Aren’t you supposed to love yourself before you get married πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€”??

  5. M Eloi says:

    Marriage is not for everyone. But many people enjoy and seek
    It. Each marriage has its own guidelines. Just be happy whatever is your choice.

  6. SARA says:

    Some ppl are miserable in their marriages though…and alot of women are stressed as hell…

  7. chronicle realm says:

    April with the sincere Honor/Respect for marriage.

  8. chronicle realm says:

    You don't know everything before marriage. Last time I checked Life is a process of stages and development.

  9. P J says:

    April Parker Jones is absolutely beautiful. I love her hair on this segment.

  10. Lilly Bunnyboo says:

    Oprah πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

  11. matt 4you says:

    u have to learn to spend time alone with self to love self first.

  12. Floral Moon - Wellness & Spiritual Consulting says:

    I’m neutral on this topic. However, everything she mentioned gaining is possible in any spiritual connection or union and is not in any way exclusive to marriage.

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