When Mommy is Daddy Also

Tonja Carter Houston- As Father’s Day quickly approaches, many children and mothers are preparing the perfect gift to give to their father and husband. However, some mothers and children won’t have a gift to give, because daddy is not around. According to research conducted by John Ifcher and Homa Zharghamee, “Among African Americans, over 70%…

“The Lighthouse Church” presents: “In the Wait” Annual Singles Conference

HUMBLE – If you’re familiar with Humble, Texas you’ve probably heard of “The Lighthouse Church”, one of the fastest growing congregations in the Greater Houston area.  Snuggled neatly off the busy Highway 59 corridor, The Lighthouse Church sits on well-manicured lawns seemingly isolated from the rest of the world.  The parking lot was unusually full…

50 Shades of Single

Houston – Many people are simply not getting married anymore. “This is the first time in history where there are more single people than married people,” expressed by Rev. Keion D. Henderson, who is the pastor of The Lighthouse Church. Pastor Henderson is originally from Gary, Indiana, and was called to the ministry in 1995…

Before I lay it down: “There’s No Independence In Marriage…”

“Two people working TOGETHER can have anything they want…” – Bishop Billy Spivey, Sr. I’ve heard my Apostolic-preaching dad say this many times; I guess he’s somewhat qualified to do so seeing how he and my mom have been married almost 58 years. It’s amazing, to say the least, how much both of them had…

If Women Rule the World

IS IT FAIR TO BLAME BLACK WOMEN FOR THE PRESENT PLIGHT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE/FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS? I have oftentimes been referred to as a Benedict Arnold by male friends and colleagues when it comes to gender politics, because I often find myself supporting women in debates and discussions regarding gender wars between African-American men and women.…