I The Black Father: America's Most Wanted
II Understanding The Black Male's Rage
III Healing The Black Male's Rage
IV What's Wrong with Being Different?
V Ten Commandments for Husbands
VI Surviving as a Stepfather
VII The Challenge of Singleness
VIII Walking Through the Midlife Crisis
IX Unshackled From Spiritual Slavery
In spite of our pious pronouncements that we are
now a color-blind society, the black male's discommodity lives on.
As the intended head of the family the absent black father has dealt
a devastating blow to the psychosocial and psychosexual development
of his offspring. The children pay a heavy price for Dad's physical
and emotional absence. The black community is sad without Dad. The
first Chapter of this book deals with the crisis of the Black father.
Chapters Two and Three share some hard hitting realities
about the underlying causes of his anger, what happens when anger
hits homes and how to manage one's anger without taking it out on
There is no other influence in ones life more powerful
than your temperament. That is why it is so essential to know your
temperament and be able to analyze other people's temperaments.
Chapter Four highlights the importance of appreciating each other's
differences of behavior.
Thousands of husbands are seeking ways to enhance
their communication skills, strengthen their marriages, understand
the needs of their wives, and add more stimulation and excitement
to their marriage. Chapter Five provides ten windows of hope in
brighter marital tomorrow.
Too many men are becoming step dads with too little
information about the blended family. Chapter Six will help you
to win your stepchildren and will appeal to you to give up the myth
that might equals right.
Society has laid on us the concept of the "Noah's
Ark Syndrome." Unless you're paired, you haven't "arrived" yet.
"Everybody who is anybody is married." No, Chapter
Seven advances rational reasons why it is OK to be single.
The midlife transition is inevitable as we advance
in age. The midlife crisis can be prevented if we understand who
are the candidates for it and relax some of the self imposed demands
to be a "man." Chapter Eight invites its readers to hang loose.
Men have been sorry for negative behavior or poor
decisions. Some have regretted their marital choice. Some hate their
jobs. Others detest their family dysfunction. Some are sorry they
didn't finish college. But never in the history of the world has
any man been sorry he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
Men have been very sorry they robbed, stole, damaged others, but
never sorry they decided to follow the Man. Men have pinched themselves
that they were drunkards, addicts, liars, perverts, or jerks, but
never sorry they cast their ballot for the high road. No one has
ever come to his death bed with eternity staring him in the face
and cried out I'm sorry I followed Christ, my Lord. Chapter Nine
explains that the only way out of spiritual slavery is through Him
who said "I am the Way."