Aston, M. (2009). The asperger couple’s workbook. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Baer, G. (2006). Real love in marriage: The truth about finding genuine happiness now and forever. New York: Penguine Group.

Bloom, L. & Bloom, C. (2004). 101 things I wish I knew when I got married: Simple lessons to make love last. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Chapman, G. (2004). The five love languages. Chicago, IL: Northfield Publishing.

Chapman, G. (2005). The four seasons of marriage. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale Publishers, Inc.

Chapman, G. & Thomas, J. (2006). The five love languages of apology: How to experience healing in all your relationships. Chicago, IL: Northfield Publishing.

Emery, R. (2004). The truth about children and divorce: Dealing with the emotions so you and your children can thrive. London: Viking Publishing.

Feldhahn, S. (2004). For women only. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers.

Feldhahn, S. & Feldhahn, J. (2006). For men only. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers.

Harley, W. (2011). His needs, her needs: Building an affair-proof marriage. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.

Heitler, S. & Hirsch, A. (2003). The power of two workbook: Communication skills for a strong & loving marriage. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publication, Inc.

Johnson, S. (2008). Hold me tight: Seven conversations. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Johnston, G. (1998). Preparing for marriage. Washington, DC: The Morlley Institute, Inc. &

McKay, M., Fanning, P. & Paleg, K. (2006). Couples skills (2nd ed.): Making your relationship work. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publishing, Inc.

McWade, M., (1999). Getting up, getting over, getting on: A twelve step guide to divorce recovery. Beverly Hills, CA: Champion Press, Ltd.

Neuman, M.G, (2001). Emotional infidelity: How to affair proof your marriage. New York, NY; Three Rivers Press.

Shirer, P. (2015). Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer. Nashville, TN; B & H Publishing Group.

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Webb, M. (2000). The romantics guide. New York, NY: Hyperion.

Wilson, K. (2003) Transformational divorce. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.


Before Couples Counseling (assessments)

Black and Married with Kids

Family Resource-Divorce and Separation

Forever Families

Gottman Institute – Research based skills for a great sex life

National Family Resiliency Center, Inc.-Family Matters

National Stepfamily Resource Center

PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) – Fun Apps to try designed to enhance your relationship.

PAIRS USA on Youtube with skills to practice


War Room – T.C.Stallings and Priscilla Shirer

Not Easily Broken — Morris Chestnut and Taraji Henson

The Break Up — Jennifer Aniston

The Story of Us — Bruce Willis

Why Did I Get Married (the first movie) — Tyler Perry and Janet Jackson (by the way, in the movie her name is Dr. Agnew)


Our Family Wedding – Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera

Jumping the Broom – Angela Bassett

Hope Springs – Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones

Everybody’s Fine (a father’s relationship with his children) – Robert DeNiro and Drew Barrymore


Ungame for Couples

Ungame for Families

Getting to Know You Better –

An Enchanted Evening –

"I love working somewhere where I am valued as a person and for my strengths. I love working with likeminded people that work to see the company grow and that also want each other to grow. Dr. Agnew help fosters the dreams of the people that work at AFBHS. The compassionate culture is something that drew me in."

-Danie Duron, MA, LPC, Lakeshore Clinical Director

"I love the balance of owning my own private practice, with the benefits of also being part of a collaborative team. We get to socialize, learn from, and brainstorm with a team of therapists who each bring something special to the table. Since this is an established practice, the details of billing, paperwork and finding referral sources are things I don’t need to worry about. Our support staff is wonderful. This is a black-owned, racially diverse therapy practice that meets the needs of our diverse clientele, which is immensely important in a diverse world. I love that AFBHS is an antiracist private practice. Lastly, this is a practice where we are invested in seeing each therapist grow a sustainable practice. In our meetings, we talk about what makes this work sustainable, we check in with one another, and we support one another. I have worked in a number of other practices over my career and have found that this is one of the most emotionally healthy places I have ever worked. I love it here. I think you might too." -Eric Nykamp, LMSW