Exploring Relationships and  Marriage with Fragile Families

Bibliography and Selected Resources

This curriculum draws upon the research and practice of many experts in
the field of marriage education, relationships, and the African-American
experience and traditions including the following:

Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley and Susan L. Blumberg, authors of New and Revised Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001)

John M. Gottman and Nan Silver, authors of The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999)

 Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 1995)

 John Lucas, Conscious Marriage: From Chemistry to Communication (Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1998)

 Brothers, Lust and Love: Thoughts on Manhood, Sex and Romance by William July II (New York: Doubleday, 1998)

The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier and Better Off Financially by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher (New York: Broadway Books, 2000)

 Daily Meditations for Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood (New York: MJF Books, 1997)

Seven Attitude Adjustments for Finding a Loving Man by Audrey B. Chapman. (New York: Pocket Books, 2001)

The Sprit of Intimacy: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships by Sobonfu Some (New York: Quill, 2000)

Staying Married: A Guide for African American Couples by Anita Doreen Diggs and Dr. Vera S. Paster (New York, Kensington Publishing Corporation 1998)

Friends, Lovers and Soul Mates: A Guide to better Relationships Between Black Men and Women by Darlene and Derek Hopson (New York, Simon and Schuster, 1994)

More Than Sex: Reinventing the Black Male Image by Dr. George Edmond Smith, MD (New York: Kensington Books, 2000)

Welcoming Sprit Home: Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community by Sobonfu E. Some (Novato, CA: New World Library, 1999)

 The African American Book of Values edited by Steven Barboza (New York: Doubleday, 1999)

 Understanding the Tin Man: Why Do Many Men Avoid Intimacy by William July II (New York:  Doubleday 1999, pp.15-18)

Do Black Women Hate Black Men? By A. L. Reynolds III ( Mamaroneck, NY:  Hastings House, 1994)

"The Black Male/Female Connection" by Maulana Karenga, Ph. D. in Crisis in Black Sexual Politics Edited b y Nathan Hare and Julia Hare (San Francisco: Black Think Tank, 1989)

 Talking and Listening with Care: A Communication Guide for Singles and Couples by Patricia Dixon and Khalil Osiris (Dacatur, GA: Oji Publications, 2002)

 "Namomma�s Deep Love" by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor [pp. 639-640] and "Loving A Black Shining Prince" by Dr. Betty Shabazz, Ed. D. [pp. 646-647] in The African American

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