Tuesday, June 12, 2018

We Need More Steph and Ayesha Curry's

Posted by Teresa at 7:31 PM
I wanna get married, like the Currys, Steph and Ayesha shit - Cardi B

I really don't find follow the NBA all too much. The NBA Finals have
become an absolute snoozefest since the Golden State Warriors have
dominated for a few years now.  So maybe that's why when I tried watching
the NBA Finals this year my mind wondered about not about basketball.....
but how much more Ayesha and Steph Curry's we need in Western society.
Let me explain.

No, I'm not saying we need more basketball players with wives that sell
cookware. I'm saying we need better images of young, healthy marriages.
Marriage is on the decline and it is having harmful societal effects. Marriage
is a stabilizing force in a family structure. Research after research shows
children do better when mom and dad are in a healthy marriage. While
marriage is on the decline across all ethic backgrounds, it is especially
saw sharp decline in the black community. The Pew Research Center
reports that in 2008, 72 percent of black women giving birth were unmarried.
That's more than in any other ethnic group and almost double the amount
from 40 years ago.  Let's face it young people are jaded on marriage with so
many growing up in broken homes. 

So many portrayals of marriage in the media are rather
negative. You know the image of the nagging wife and her good-for-nothing
husband. Steph and Ayesha Curry make marriage look fun! They joke around
and have fun playing with their young kids. They don't look bored. Not saying
that marriages don't have their challenges but media portrayals tend to focus
on the negative aspects have marriage.

There is also this societal myth growing that if you marry before your
30 the marriage is doomed to fail! Steph and Ayesha Curry married in their
early twenties and no divorce is imminent. In fact, they're expecting their third
child. We tell our young people that their twenties are for having fun and
dating as much people as they want. That's a horrible message to send young
people if we want them to develop stable, healthy relationships.

I think we need to start promoting marriage and having good
images is a good start. For a multicultural nation having such
a prominent, young and black couple is such a refreshing image. 
They're such a modern, young image of a dying institution.
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