Dads really do count

Just a few days ago, I sat watching from my train seat as a dad got off with his two little sons. The younger son couldn’t have been more than five years old while the older one could probably pass for seven. What caught my attention was this big burly man who got on his […]

The Eve Syndrome

“Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and […]

Help! I’m in Transition

I remember when I first found out that I was pregnant with my first baby, that was over fifteen years ago. I was filled with awe, anticipation and trepidation – all at the same time. It was a strange feeling knowing that another human being was forming inside of me. The following few months were […]

The Counsellor

A couple of weeks ago and at the beginning of summer, I was privileged to attend an introductory course in Counselling and Psychotherapy, with a focus on Psychoanalysis. Prior to attending the course, I could say I had some idea about counseling in general, but going on the course helped me solidify some of the […]

What is in it for Me?

Many a times we ask the question above in relation to a venture or a cause before we commit ourselves to it. This is because we want to be sure that it will be worth our while or our investment in the long run. We also ask this question at an unconscious level at the […]

Fatherhood by Design

Becoming a father can certainly happen by default, so long as the right ingredients for making babies are present, however I’ve come to discover that the successful raising of children cannot happen by default, but by intentional efforts of both fathers and mothers. Despite the notion that good and absent fathers are scarce in today’s […]

Stand for Something

In a world where values are gradually eroding, I sometimes struggle to know what people’s worldview, ideologies or if you like, position are on basic/fundamental things such as faith, marriage, relationships, parenting, business, just to name a few. In my view, we are becoming a generation of people with confusing ideologies. Once upon a time, […]

My Domestic Abuse Alert

For the last week and a half, I have been thinking about a recent domestic abuse incident, particularly one in which a woman with two children was beaten and left dead by her husband. This incident and the media response, including all the interventions that a lot of wonderful and good people out there have […]

7 traits you should beware of in People around you

We sometimes think that the people we need to be most cautious of are people with different beliefs, racial backgrounds, those who look, act or behave differently, and perhaps those from a different social or economic status. Whereas I have come to discover that the types of people we should all beware of may well […]

Needless Abuse

Myles Munroe, in his book: Understanding the Purpose and Power of a Woman, stated, “When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable”. Everyone can relate to abuse at one level or another, whether through personal relationships, experiences or that of others. We usually associate the word with treating or being treated in a harmful or […]

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