Have you every really wondered why you are in a relationship? It’s like many go through that moments of friendship, infatuation and sometimes sexual tension then bam, out comes the question: would you be my woman or man? It all seems glamorous too, the nights out, long hours on the phone, blah blah blah. But … Continue reading Love and support
What are the kindest words you have ever heard? I don’t know about you, but some—not all—of the kindest words I have heard came from relationships that are now distant, broken or gone soar. This however didn’t and can’t change the impact of those words. Words of encouragement from a close friend, words of affection … Continue reading AWWWW – what are the kindest words you have ever heard?
Earlier this month, I designed a Mother's Day card for family, friends and clients. It was symbolic in nature—a mother in red surrounded by her kids, depicting the hen-like protection a mother gives to her young. Hills and valleys in the background depicting the low times and high times when she has to be with … Continue reading What makes a good father?
As common as this word is, many have not an idea what it truly means. And as much as we tell each other "I love you", we often times get confused as to what we are really talking about. And the reason is simple, love is spiritual, it’s pure and from God: it’s a being … Continue reading What is love?
I check my social media accounts everyday and many people have a wise saying or two, some, if you read deeply between the lines are birthed out of hate, sadness or a difficult moment. Some also in trying to get their daily fix of joy, post an image and hope the comments and likes can liven them up. We all know or can relate because we have either lived through this or know a friend who has.
So some time back I went for this awesome Christian program. The worship was incredible and at one point, everyone was in the Spirit, praying in tongues as the worship went on and all. You will think that I was in tune with the congregation, but no; I, in the midst everything taking place, was in two different worlds.
Let me be real. There was this really pretty girl standing a couple of aisles away from me—I can still see her face. And she just like me, wasn’t totally lost in worship like everyone else. She was, however, an usher and I, just a single guy looking for a lady. The struggle was real. #singleboystruggles
The first question is what makes you choose to trust people? Why do you trust God, your mum or me (to a degree)? I believe you trust us because we probably lived up to something we said we will do. This, however, is only one level of trust. There are various levels up this mountain … Continue reading Q&A: How can you make your partner trust you more besides opening up to him or her?
2. Many young people wonder if it’s possible to walk pure in this generation of ours. Can you share with us your testimony and how God empowered you to do this?
I sincerely believe it is possible to walk purely, regardless of what generation we are a part of. God empowered by Husband and I to walk that path for 4 years and 9 months before getting married, and He can do so with anyone! After reading Eric and Leslie Ludy’s ‘When God writes your love story ‘ , and Joshua Harris’ I kissed dating Goodbye, I was fully convinced that it was NOT impossible. Reading those two books fueled my resolve to ‘keep’ myself, NOT for my Husband, but for God. That He would be glorified in EVERY aspect of my life. This was all the way back in my second year in High School…
One prayer I said during the dark times was that may I remember this experience as a testimony and not for pain. I asked the Lord to make this experience a seed that will destroy the devil’s plans not only in my life but other who hear it. And the Lord answered me.
God found me in this confused, frustrated, messed up state of mind and life, and I went through growing pains.
After university, I was posted as a teacher to a remote village for national service. Teaching kids who were going through tough challenges changed my perspective and gave me purpose.
In 2018, I traveled to Hope City Church's Annual Women's Conference "She is" in Sheffield, UK. Through a God moment, I got healed of my fears, scars and brokenness, and I started desiring motherhood. Daniel was so surprised at my change of heart because I had never wanted to have children.
After the release of my book, The End of Abuse, I felt led to interview certain individuals who had either experienced abuse and been healed from the trauma; or were in the occupation of caring for abuse victims one way or the other. The reason is, people truly are in need of answers; and it's … Continue reading Interview with BAABA DADZIE (on Abuse, Counselling and Mental health)
Before I get into the article, I dey want share some poem I rep for english inside. It’s hard to tell But I called it love It’s hard to sleep I’ve got you on mind Got a million questions Why not you in my life? Then I remembered You were somebody else’s girl So I … Continue reading Somebody in girl
Among the conversations that started as a result of my previous post, one of my readers shared her thoughts with me via WhatsApp; so I decided to respond to it as well as address other concerns.
When a guy is hesitant to commit, it literally means he has one foot out the door. He may have committed to dating to see if certain things will change but when it comes to marriage, he is uncertain.....
Over the past couple of years, one of the biggest conversation topics online and in religious institutions is the topic of same-sex relationships. (The reasons are beyond the scope of this article.) One thing for sure, however, is that there are two sides to this conversation, those for and against it. Back in school, and … Continue reading Hashtag Queer / Open-minded
At 21, you have no clue what your future could possibly hold. You don’t have the slightest idea that you will discover your gifts and purpose in life through the most bizarre circumstances seven years later. Dela, you might have never thought that you will inspire and influence people through your works as an artist, designer and an advocate for purpose. Perhaps, you didn’t think that someday you will be sharing your faith in God with the world and the many miracles He’s done in your life.
A couple of months back during a spontaneous worship session I wrote the words below. Through it all, the pain and hurt/ When I am low and covered in dirt/ I will sing your praise/ For I know you are with me/ With me even when I can't feel you/ With me even when I … Continue reading When darkness falls
A couple of years ago, I "rushed" into a relationship because I was scared someone else would have her. I was in love, we were worlds apart and I couldn't bear the thought of losing my young love to someone else. So I proposed though I knew it was too early and ended up spending … Continue reading The right reasons to enter a relationship
It was about eight o’clock pm; I was sleeping with the hopes that my friend Rachel would knock on my door to wake me up—but she didn’t. Knock knock! Or was it a loud bang. All I remember was jumping out of bed after hearing it. It was my brother. “Dela they are leaving…and you … Continue reading Living Tributes