Preparing For Healthy Love

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Grown Zone Speaks With Essence About Creating An Argument-Proof Marriage

Earlier this year, Grown Zone co-founders Zara D. Green and Alfred A. Edmond Jr. were interviewed by Essence.com Relationships Editor and Marriage Blogger Charli Penn about dealing with arguments and confrontation in relationships, and specifically marriages. Penn’s article from that interview, “Your Relationship Protection Plan,” was published in the October 2015 issue of Essence magazine. What follows here is our full interview with Penn. ESSENCE: What are some tips for [...]

Why You’re Not Winning In Business, Life and Love

You’ve got the right education, knowledge, skills and credentials—so why aren’t you winning? You’ve got the right degrees, from the right schools. You’ve got a great resume and a glowing LinkedIN profile. You’re in the right networks, with an impressive group of influential friends, colleagues, role models and mentors. You have the right look and wardrobe, a tight body, and talk the right talk. You’ve read all the right books, and attended the [...]

9 Reasons You Should Read This Book And Help Change The Conversation About What Healthy Love Is

Our new book, Loving In The Grown Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to Making Healthy Decisions in the Quest for Loving, Romantic Relationships of Honor, Esteem and Respect (Balboa Press) has been available for a few months now, and even before any formal promotional effort, the response has been all but overwhelming, with incredible social media buzz and great reviews at Amazon.com and other online booksellers. Now that our official promotional [...]

Grown Zone Radio: Half A Man Is Not Enough

Let's get this straight: women do need men, just as men need women, but the notion that a "half a man" is better than no man is foolery! RELATED POST: Want Better From A Man? Then Change Your Qualifiers Stop telling yourself that you don't need a man and then settlling for half a man. Men, stop bragging that you're "half man, half amazing," when only a whole man will [...]

Grown Zone Radio: Stop Chasing Money And Sex Hoping For Love

All too often women are chasing money and men are chasing sex (or vice versa), and when they find what they're chasing, because it's so good to them, they confuse it with love. In the Grown Zone we distinguish what you have the adult right to do—which too often leads us to ridiculous situations and destructive outcomes—and the grown decisions we must make to do what is most self-loving and advantageous to [...]

Stop Letting Your Penises Drive; They Are Ruining Society

“A [penis-led] man will tell you anything if he thinks you’ll let him hit it, and any hole will do as long as it’s wet and warm.”—Sam Green, Sr. aka My Daddy Men: Just because she’s willing to let you hit it, doesn’t mean you should. What seems like “free love” in a moment can wreak mental and emotional havoc on her for years to come. A woman who lays [...]