In her groundbreaking book, ‘Marriage Business’, Bonika Wilson explores the unexpected correlation between success in business and marriage. By applying strategies commonly used in the corporate world to the realm of relationships, couples can unlock greater fulfillment and achieve lasting success. Wilson’s insights provide a fresh perspective on how couples can navigate the challenges of marriage and discover new paths to success. We are thrilled to introduce you to the woman helping save marriages using the same techniques she learned building successful Fortune 500 companies.
What is your reason for wanting to help people who are married?
My work in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space has allowed me to take a deep dive into the gaps that exists in our communities. Outside of economic and education gaps which I have been working to close these gaps and ultimately hope to eliminate disparities, there are other critical factors.
When you look at the problems in our communities, crime, mental health, access to transportation, insurance etc. it’s difficult to solve these problems without going to the foundation. The foundation begins in the home. Healthy homes and healthy children begin with healthy parents and at the core of that is healthy relationships so this is why my focus has shifted to focus on marriages, if you solve for that you can solve for so many other items. In essence healthy relationships equate to healthier and safer communities.
What are your thoughts on the saying, “Happy wife, happy life?”
If a happy wife understands her role is to ensure her husband and children (if they exist) are also happy, then absolutely. The role of both the husband and wife is to pour into each other to be full so that they can bring their best selves to their children, family, and community.
If you could have anyone in the world read your book, who would it be?
I would like for people who are hopeful and inspired to have a successful marriage and leave a dynasty to read my book. These couples are looking for proven tools and resources and will commit to utilizing the tools to achieve their goal of a dynamic marriage.
If you are looking for an actual name, it would be nice to have TD Jakes read and support the book because I believe our mission of creating healthy communities via healthy people are in alignment. Additionally, he is a builder of legacy and that is absolutely what the book is designed to do.
It would also be nice to have Gary Chapman read and support the book because he has created such a large community via The Five Love Languages, and I believe his book nicely lays the foundation for the work that will come after which is the work that happens in my book.
Why are healthy marriages so important?
Solving most problems, we are faced with mental health, mass shootings, drug abuse, suicide, crime, economics, education, and more start with healthy individuals leaving healthy homes. Currently, we are dealing with broken people leaving broken homes and until we solve for whole people entering our communities, we will never be able to really tackle all the other items. But broken parents often create broken children and broken people create broken communities. Healing families will ultimately heal communities.
More on Bonika Wilson
Bonika Wilson’s trailblazing insights provide valuable guidance on how to navigate the complexities of both business and marriage. Her experiences and wisdom offer practical advice on leadership, teamwork, and resilience, which can be applied to strengthen marital bonds.
Drawing parallels between the corporate world and marriage offers a fresh perspective, leading to a stronger bond and a more fulfilling life together. By embracing the principles of business success, couples can enhance their communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, ultimately fostering a thriving partnership.
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