There’s nothing funny about domestic violence, abuse, incest, or molesting kids. Yet, a sense of humor can help us aquire necessary perspective so that we can make wise decisions. Cracking jokes eases tension.
You may have seen Tyler Perry’s movies. You probably don’t know that his comedy comes from his efforts to lift himself up from where you are right now. Madea was his alter-ego who helped him survive, thrive, find joy, and become outrageously wealthy.
While I don’t recommend taking a frying pan upside somebody’s head, visualizing Madea with her big old boobs swinging to and fro vowing to protect her chilren’ just might take you to a happy place long enough to extricate yourself from a bad situation.
It’s Valentine’s Day. Treat yourself to a Tyler Perry movie like Madea’s Family Reunion. Or, get his book Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Live. You’ll laugh out loud and learn something too!
If you are currently being abused by a wealthy or powerful person, Diary of a Mad Black Woman is for you. The heroine in this movie walked in your shoes. Tyler Perry will give you lots to think about in terms of protecting yourself and breaking free. He’ll also have you laughing out loud and wishing you had your own Madea in your life! She’s there right now. She’s the voice in your head that says you don’t deserve abuse. She’s the voice in your head that tells you respect is love. She’s the voice in your head that may be telling you to cut your losses and move on.