John Whattel Matthews was Caucasian. James Sylvester Malbrue was a free man of color. These two American men born in the South during the days of Slavery loved each other like brothers. Yet the struggles of post-Civil War life would test that love and provide a lesson to pass on to future generations. Inspired by references used in writing her seminary dissertation, The Impact of Holiness Preaching as Taught by John Wesley and the Outpouring of the Holy Ghost on Racism, Reve' M. Pete created I Am Not Your Problem, a fictitious story that identifies inner turmoil that can cause division among men and how unconditional love and truth spoken in love can overcome it.