Something ago, a young man I was just acquainted with approached me for marriage. Normally, I am the sort that likes to keep my very private life Private! However, there are lessons here that I will attempt to draw out…
I had taken some of my shoes and bags for repairs and as I sat with the cobbler (who surprisingly is our narrator), an interesting conversation that lasted for about an hour ensued between us.
Marriage is responsibility; hard work. The male and female who are about to undertake this journey must be matured Spiritually, Physically, Emotionally, Financially etcetera.
Shade was only twelve when trouble begun in her home. Her father had just lost his job and things were getting tighter for the family financially. It was a family of eight and Shade was the youngest of them all.
The controversial issue of the child-bride in Nigeria has raised a lot of dust over the past few weeks and as I watch the dust begin to settle, I ask myself with a sinking feeling; what next?
To all single and engaged men: Please! Do not pay too much attention to any single woman you know that you do not intend to marry. Women, we love attention, care and communication.
I have heard some single women say they like to sample their men/intended husbands “to make sure he is sexually fit, before they marry him”. Please cover your faces for shame! Interestingly, a good percentage of these women are still very single today, due to bad break-ups after these ‘sexual sampling/ fornication’ and a few…