Bishop T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes are on the cover of the February edition of EBONY magazine.
The Jakes speak out about what makes their love work in a feature story about Black love and how God united them in love.
The pastor of The Potter's House megachurch in Dallas, Texas gave some insight about the best way to keep a marriage thriving with hard work and privacy. He said:
"Marriage requires work and expecting the unexpected. Don't let other people design a marriage you can't live with. Keep other people out your business. Every marriage is different."
They share three covers with two other couples: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good and Clifford "T.I" Harris and Tameka "Tiny" Harris.
Good is an actress on the NBC dramatic series "Deception." She and her Seventh-Day Adventist preacher and Hollywood producer husband Franklin also shared their tips about love while appearing on the cover of another version of EBONY.
EBONY decided to also showcase a third version of Black love with rapper T.I. and his singer-songwriter wife Tiny who appear on a family-oriented reality television show together titled "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle." The rapper told EBONY about his decision to make a commitment to his wife and how it impacted their relationship.
According to EBONY, the decision to highlight the three diverse couples on three separate covers came about because "these cover couples embody all the essential ingredients for Black Love."
Each couple's cover along with their advice and insight concerning love and marriage can be viewed in EBONY magazine that's on newsstands now.