Join Us for the #APBackToSchool Twitter Party on 8/15 at 7PM

BY: - 12 Aug '13 | Home

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Are you ready for your kids to get kicked out head back to school? Here in Georgia our kids started back last week, so our Back To School mindset is in full-swing.

Join us this Thursday, August 15th for a special Twitter party that we’re hosting sponsored by African Pride. The “Back to School – Beauty is Cool” Twitter party will kick off at 7PM and run until 8PM. We’ll be co-hosting the event along with @nichemommy and are looking forward to having a great conversation.


If you’ve ever joined one of our previous Twitter events then you know we’ll have a great time. Follow the directions below to join in on the fun and please spread the word.

Tweet: Join @blackandmarrried @myafricanpride & @nichemommy for the #APBacktoSchool Twitter Party 8/15 at 7PM Details:

How To Join Us:

1) You’ll need to have a Twitter account. If you don’t have one you can sign up at

2) It’s a good idea to follow our Twitter accounts for info on upcoming chats (@blackandmarried@lamartyler@ronnietyler).

3) Beginners can follow along during the viewing party here:

Party Details

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Why Is Forgiving So Hard? 8 Things You Need to Know about Forgiveness

BY: - 13 Aug '13 | Home

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A few weeks back, we wrote a post about how difficult it is for people to say “I’m sorry” when they wronged their spouse or a person they are in a relationship with. But granting forgiveness can be just as difficult. How can you grant someone forgiveness when you are still soooo angry and hurt, when you want revenge, when you don’t want to be perceived as weak, and when you are afraid it will happen again? But when you hold on to that pain and anger, the only person it’s hurting is you. You can’t move on to healing. I recently heard author and speaker Dr. Scott  Haltzman talk about “Apology and Forgiveness,” and he told us several things about forgiveness that could help couples move towards  healing in their relationships:

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Forgiveness is a Choice

You can’t force a person to forgive you. Just because you are in a relationship with a person, they don’t owe you forgiveness. The choice to forgive is solely up to the person that is granting it.

Once you forgive, then it is a choice that you will have to make daily as you move toward healing. Quote by  Martin Luther King Jr.

Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive. –  Wm. Paul Young

Forgiveness does not Rebuild Trust

Forgiveness does not rebuild trust. It opens the door to the possibility of rebuilding trust. In our movie, Still Standing, Speech Thomas (the front man for the Grammy Award-winning group Arrested Development) shares with us that it took time to rebuild trust with his wife after he confessed to infidelity in their marriage. He said rebuilding that trust was like rebuilding a home. He destroyed the foundation and he had to rebuild it brick by brick. Check out what Speech has to say here in the trailer. Quote by Wm. Paul Young.

To read the remaining tips on why forgiveness is so important, read: Hurting and Can’t Move On? 8 Things You Need to Know About Forgiveness

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Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.


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