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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 4

BELLA EPISODE 4: As I stepped into the restaurant, a thousand questions came like flood into my mind. I tried really hard to catch up with answers. The persistent one was, “What in Heaven’s name am I doing, coming to meet with Jeremiah’s cheating fiancée after witnessing the act...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 3

BELLA EPISODE 3: THE OFFER It was either he was late or I was too early. I kept looking at the door to the mini conference room expecting to see Jeremiah any minute but he didn’t surface. The intensity at which I started to tap my left foot told...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 2

MY DISCOVERY BELLA EPISODE 2: In contrast to the long blue satin gown he sent, I appeared at the venue in an overflowing lilac chiffon gown. Clutched in my arms was a purse to match my silver dropping earrings and my shoes. Lesley, Jeremiah’s PA already hinted that it...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 1

BELLA EPISODE 1 MY ATTRACTION, MY INVITATION AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN   Alarmed, I stared at him. A part of me knew this feeling of attraction, a part of me denied it. I think he read my mind, because he stared back… deeper than I did… Fiercer, too. What...

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Friendship- Foundation for a lasting Relationship

I got a question from a 26 year old male who is having difficulty maintaining a romantic relationship beyond a few weeks. He wonders why he starts out with much excitement and in a few weeks, the excitement disappears and he quits the relationship. The missing ingredient is ‘Friendship’!...

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Relationship Etiquette

Relationship Etiquette: It is essential that we learn good relationship practice. There are people who can never have successful relationships because they have no regard for relationship ethics. They move from one relationship to another with the erroneous believe that the fault lies with the people they were involved...

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A NEW JOURNEY

NEW JOURNEY: (Sequel to Journey to Revelation) The will to live again overpowered every trace of bitterness I felt when I thought about my life with Pastor John. I went back to where it all began………………….Divine Assembly. My parents were still there. A bit frail looking as they approached...

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JOURNEY TO REVELATION

REVELATION: I looked at the plain white ceiling above, my gloomy thoughts rushing forward in their multitudes, almost choking me. The door opened slowly and I stared with vacant eyes at the person who walked into the room. ‘Miriam, I came as soon as I could. How are you...

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Temperament Test

Temperament Test: Give Yourself a Temperament Test Instructions: Relax, get in a quiet place, and read the entire test before making any markings. Before each word on the test below, place a number that best describes you, 5 being most like you and 1 being least like you. Try...

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Angry with God?

When it happened (the death of your husband) you might think God had forsaken you. You might think He had abandoned you; to who? I remember His words in the book of Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of...

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Elements of Self Awareness-Management

In continuation of our discussion on how to develop Personal Competence (self-awareness and self-management) aspect of Emotional Intelligence, we will discuss the Basics of Self Awareness today. To develop the Self Awareness skill: you must recognize your emotions, how they affect you and others, and who & what push...

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EI)

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Marriage is like a school where you learn something new every day.   Sometimes,  you learn same things repeatedly until you understand through mistakes or desire to get it right. You learn both intellectually and behavioural .   Your IQ is a measure of your logical and analytical...

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Are you an absentee parent?

Children are gifts from God. I remember growing up as a child, my father was hardly around because of the nature of his job. But the few days he was around he did school runs, cooked for us, at times took us out. While taking us out he sang...

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Thinking of getting married?

The single person is faced with a major decision to make as regards the choice of a marriage partner. It is quite Unfortunate that most don’t know what to look out for before making such decision. It is very important to engage your mind and your thinking faculties and...

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Sex Matter

Quite a number of times I’ve heard women complain about how overbearing their husbands are when it comes to sex. Some have even given up on that aspect of their lives and relationships. I was once there! I woke up at 4am in the morning, left for work at...

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Singles Questions

How can I be sure he will be able to perform sexually if we don’t try it now? We asked the experts this question and this is what they have to say…. Dabira Ipoola A healthy relationship does not require sex in order to prove anything. Love is patient,...

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Lonely Song

The moment I heard the key turn in the lock, my heart skipped a beat. I just did not know what to expect anymore. My life had become like the script of a horror movie, with me as the innocent victim. I had so many questions to ask. ‘How...

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Altar of Sacrifice

The door opened slowly but the boy who lay on the bed staring into the empty space ahead of him did not even notice. He saw beyond the walls to a place tucked deep in his memory. ‘What could be bothering a genius like you?’ The voice sounded close...

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Adam and Steve (Part 3)

Henry looked past me as if seeing the events that led up to the depravity that now plagued him. I listened as he told his story. I was initiated into the gay circle during my secondary school days. When I started the school, I was a happy little boy....

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Adam and Steve (Part 2)

I lay on the bed, staring into space throughout that day. I refused to eat anything or talk. My mind was numb. I listened as my mentor spoke but I could not hear much of what he said. The horror images of Henry and Collins kept running through my...

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Adam and Steve (Part 1)

The arrival hall of the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos was packed full with travellers. Many milled around getting food and drinks; others stood by and picked their luggage. I wheeled my pint size suitcase and walked towards the revolving doors, a smile on my face. I knew how...

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