“If you tell anyone about this, I will stop paying your school fees.”
My name is Becky, I’m 20 years old and I live in this real world.
I was born in Shira, Bauchi State. I currently live just north of Lagos, in Ogun State. I stay with my uncle because he can afford my fees, my father cannot. I do not remember what it feels like to be loved and protected – my mother is dead.
In this choice between getting an education and avoiding daily rape, at first I chose school. This started when I was 18, now, it is no longer a choice. It has been 2 years of constant rape and abuse. If I stay here I will die. And if I leave, I will die as well, only, a different death.
“If you tell anyone about this, I will stop paying your school fees”, he says. Continue reading “Please Help Becky Escape From Her Rapist!”
There was a time being called a ‘role model’ was a compliment. For a lot of people, I guess it still is. It is usually translated to mean you’re doing something exemplary, something worth emulating or you are someone exemplary, someone worth emulating. which can be a pretty good confidence booster. all of those fan emails, social media followers and adoring looks and requests for mentoring can’t be all bad right? well… it can be.
Because over the years, the more my life became a little more public, courtesy of my job and activities on social media, the more i got tagged with the ‘role model’ label and I must confess, the less I liked it.
Continue reading “Trust Me, I’m NOT Your Role Model”
Mary is called “The Magdalene” because she was from Magdala, a thriving fishing town on the coast of Galilee. While there were other towns with similar names, Magdala is within walking distance of Capernaum, where Jesus was based at the start of his ministry. Recent archaeological findings in the current day Israeli town of Migdal, including a 1st century synagogue, support this explanation.
There are half-dozen Marys mentioned in the Bible. but the most distinguishing characteristic about this particular Mary is that Jesus cast seven demons out of her (Luke 8:2-3).
Continue reading “She Was NOT A Prostitute…”
Often times you hear that you don’t apply mental reasoning in spiritual matters. You just accept them the way they are and don’t try to overanalyze it. This is true, and I believe this…to an extent.
In as much as I believe human reasoning can’t fully comprehend spiritual matters, I also believe that God didn’t give us our minds without a purpose. You really can’t separate the mind from spiritual matters. But often, people discard reasoning entirely to embrace a spiritual knowledge with little or no understanding of it.
Our minds have been given to us for evaluation. Our minds naturally analyze things, including spiritual matters…Yes, I said it. If it’s not so, then why does God see the need for us to renew our minds?
Continue reading “GUEST POST: Spirituality & Mental Reasoning – By Onyedika Nwoji”
I have always wanted to talk about the age of independence of the Nigerian child. At what point do parents realize that they have raised an adult who is able to make his her own decisions and choices in life?
Most people believe that when a child moves out of the home, starts earning, and probably sending his/her parents some kind of allowance, then he or she is truly independent. But within the Nigerian context, this is hardly so. Young people are barely ever seen as independent by parents even when they start earning or living on their own.
Continue reading “About Independence From Nigerian Parenting…”
Relationships are important. God intends for us to have them; with him as well as with each other; that’s why he made us relational beings. We all crave relationship in one form or the other. family relationships, friendships, companionships, and at the core of our being is the ultimate craving for a relationship with God. It might take a while for some people to get there, but eventually, they will realize that empty space can only be filled with relationship with God.
Our relationship with other people is driven by 3 core drivers; and these drivers determine if we maintain a healthy relationship or if we mess it up. They are: ATTENTION, AFFECTION & AFFIRMATION.
Continue reading “We Need Kisses & We Need Hugs….”
The BEST WESTERN brand is the world’s largest hotel chain, with over 4,195 hotels in over 100 countries. The brand prides itself on delivery of service per excellence to its customers and this is represented clearly in the Victoria Island, Lagos Branch.
The Best Western The Island Lagos hotel features luxuriously-appointed guest rooms and suites ranging from classic room, twin bedroom,deluxe room, business room, executive business room, executive suites, Two bedroom to presidential suites.
This Easter, Best Western has a special book one night and get one night free, with free breakfast for two, free Wifi access, and loads of other exciting discounts. (See poster for details)
This Offer starts on the 10th April and ends on the 17th April.
To make reservations, email email@example.com or call +234 806 2219 831 or +234-1-277-6198
Best Western Island Hotel is at Plot 1228 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island Lagos.