DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER, WAKE UP!

I noticed the car was veering off the lane. I looked into the eyes of our driver and noticed that he had slept off; his eyes were slightly closed. I tapped him to wake him up. I kept ensuring he stayed awake. In every family, the father (husband) is the driver. If he sleeps off, he can cause the family […]

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DEAR HUSBAND (4)- THE BODY MUST NOT FEEL THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAD

My dear teacher said to us “When a person is moving, it is a seamless cooperation between the head and the body. That is a sign of good health. However, when the body begins to feel the weight of the head, there is already sickness in the system” When you have a headache, for instance, the head becomes heavier. The […]

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DEAR HUSBAND (2)- PRAY FOR AND WITH YOUR WIFE

She was in a funny mood that morning. I kept praying under my breath for her all through the morning. She was giving me short-word answers even though we had no misunderstanding. As we drove to work, I asked that we join hands and pray together. She did not want any of it. I wondered what was wrong. Just before […]

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CLASSIC SERIES: COUNSEL TO A YOUNG WIFE (7)

There were days she slept right between us. We wake up and talk to her first before talking to one another. There were times I told Irewamiri that she uses more endearments for Danielle than she has ever done for me. You will hear things like, “My baby, my love, good morning”. We were drifting apart. Dear young wife, there […]

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CLASSIC SERIES: COUNSEL TO A YOUNG WIFE (6)

My dear teacher looked at me that day and told me these parting words about sex in marriage, “No matter what happens, do not take yourselves too seriously. Keep learning. Keep exploring till you get better”. Dear young wife, do you want me to tell you the truth? You must learn about sex. For your husband, it is a major […]

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CLASSIC SERIES: COUNSEL TO A YOUNG WIFE (5)

In the space of two weeks, we had argued about almost everything. Little things will bring sparks. I spent a while meditating on what the challenge might be. After one of such disagreements, I gently sought the audience of my wife and told her, “Darling, I noticed that it has been an overwhelming season for you- things have gone so […]

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CLASSIC SERIES: COUNSEL TO A YOUNG WIFE (3)

The whole church pulled a fast one on me that evening. As I stepped up to teach at the conference, they screamed, “We love you, Pastor Temi”. They supported it with placards. In a rush, a lot of things came flashing by. I loved and appreciated the moment. I remember telling Irewamiri afterwards, “No matter the public approval and accolades […]

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CLASSIC SERIES: COUNSEL TO A YOUNG WIFE (2)

As we drove out that evening, I had an internal debate about whether I should talk to my wife or not. I finally told my wife, “there is something I would like to tell you, and I hope you will not be annoyed”. We have had our fair share of misunderstandings in our few months of being married. I spilt it […]

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CLASSIC SERIES: COUNSEL TO A YOUNG WIFE (1)

We were at family devotion that day, focusing on giving. My wife said, “It has been a while since I gave to my husband as my pastor”. One of the young ladies at home said, “But you give to him regularly as your husband”. Irewamiri told her, “Giving to him as my Pastor is a different thing altogether”. Dear wife, […]

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DEAR WIFE, YOUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL

Some time ago, as we drove out to church, I gave my wife the remaining money I had both for offering and a little extra to cover for our weekly expense (it was not adequate). I explained to her that I had no more money on me. She smiled and responded, “You are a blessed man”. My spirit was lifted […]

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