‘Train up a
child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it’
of ageless wisdom advises the training of children but how?
parents are proud when their kids can recite a Bible or Qur’anic verse(s), we
call them Pastors or Imams, insist on sending them to … Read the rest
It has been two weeks since Chinedu and Nneka his wife
starting being intentional about meeting each other’s needs. Two nights ago, as
the couple talked just before bedtime, they felt a strong sense of connection.
Chinedu confessed to his wife at some point during the conversation that he had
never felt this close to anyone.
Nneka was excited, her … Read the rest
We have been looking at the marriage of Chinedu and Nneka for four weeks now, today is the fifth episode.
Last week we looked at Chinedu and Nneka’s statement of the needs to each other, they were specific, measurable and stated as wishes. Chinedu
looked at his wife’s requests and selected the once he thought would be easier
to do … Read the rest
After Chinedu and Nneka had created the much-needed empathic environment to work through their marital problem, they both made a list of the things they need from each other to feel loved and secured in the relationship. Nneka’s list was as follows;
1) Call me to let me know how you doing at least twice during working hours .
2) … Read the rest
Nneka told her husband how much she had always longed to have a man that was homely and physically affectionate.
father was not around a lot, when he was, he was very critical and
inaccessible, this greatly affected his relationship with her mother and
eventually with his children.
Nneka went on to say, as a result of this, her … Read the rest
Nneka’s dream man; was a man that would show lots of physical affection and spend time with her and their children, but her husband appeared aloof and spent an increasing amount of time outside the home as the months rolled by.
She couldn’t believe that the once caring and loving friend that told her so often; he couldn’t wait for … Read the rest
Nneka and Chinedu had a love that could
best be described as electric, from the very day they set eyes on each
other they knew, they would be more than friends. It felt so right,
their friends also confirmed it, they would make a great match. They
were so in love.
The wedding was beautiful, there was great optimism … Read the rest
As the heightened
emotions that once accompanied our love fade, we could find ourselves in a
place of disillusion, we do not know or understand what is happening, where
have all the feelings gone? Will they return? Did we do anything to make love
leave? Is it possible that I may have married the wrong person?
This second stage is
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My husband, Francis
and I started dating in our university days. For me it was fun, exciting, with
some level of uncertainty, it felt really good most times and the uncertainty
kept it interesting. The emotions were so high and we wanted if it was possible
to spend every waking moment together. Our lectures wouldn’t permit, at the end
of … Read the rest