African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families, Second Edition is a historically and culturally centered research-based text designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, and community-based courses on African American relationships, marriages, and families. Complete with numerous exercises, this volume can be used by current and future helping professionals to guide singles and couples by increasing single and partner-awareness, and respect and appreciation for difference. In addition, singles and couples learn skills for effective communication and conflict resolution and ultimately how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, marriages, and families. This second edition includes updates and revisions to current chapters and also features two new chapters: one on parenting and one on same-gender loving/LGBTQ.
Patricia Dixon, PhD, is retired associate professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University. She has over 20 years of experience as a relationships educator and coach, is the creator of the African American Relationships and Marriage Strengthening curriculum (AARMS) and has a blog at www.relationshipstalk.com.
Introduction 1. In Cultural Perspective 2. In Historical Perspective 3. Gender 4. Love 5. African American Women 6. African American Men 7. Dating and Choosing a Partner 8. Sexuality 9. Communication and Conflict Resolution 10. Money Matters 11. Healthy Dieting 12. Parenting 13. LGBT/Same-Gender Loving 14. The Spiritual Journey References Index