Dr. Terry M. Turner has spent a lifetime in ministry counseling couples to live by Christian principles in the hope they achieve marriage and family happiness. After 25 years of pastoral ministry, he realized his life was missing the satisfaction that should have come with the guidance and advice he gave to others. Because of the pain in his marriage, family, and personal life, Turner decided to return to school in search for an answer. While pursuing a doctors’ degree with an emphasis on marriage and family, he discovered that many of the risk factors which plagued the families of his ancestors also existed in his life and family. This discovery led him to research and understand how the traumas of past generations affect the lives of present-day African Americans.