Published Articles, Relationships

Do You Know How Your Neighbour is Really Faring?

Recently, a friend pointed me to a story that rattled me. In 2006, a young woman named Joyce Carol Vincent was found in her bedsit flat in London. She had been dead for three years.

Get this: She was found skeletonised, lying on her back next to a shopping bag, surrounded by Christmas presents she had wrapped but never delivered. I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. Dead for three years and nobody around noticed, until the property had to be repossessed. Read more…

Family Life, Health, Published Articles

5 Things We Should Know About Workaholism

It has been said that too much of everything is bad, and for the most part we believe it. Yet, work is such an honourable endeavour that it’s not so easy to comprehend “too much” of it. Is there really such a thing as being a workaholic? Yes there is, and here are 5 important things to know about workaholism.

Family Life, Published Articles

5 Things Couples Can Do For Their Finances This Year

“Please how are you guys coping?” has been a common question amongst close friends since Nigeria went into recession. While a lot has been said about why money causes so much friction in marriage, embracing frugality, and fixing your finances in 2017, couples can achieve more working as a team.

Here are 5 moves that can make a difference in family finances.

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5 Reasons to Read Your Bible With The LA Family in 2017

Reading the Bible with The LA Family (LA- Learn & Apply) has been one of the most rewarding, life-changing experiences for me. Here are just 5 reasons I recommend it:

One: Food is better enjoyed with family, and this applies to spiritual food as well. You’d be hard pressed to find a more vibrant, loving, awesome family to read God’s Word with than The LA Family.

Two: The LA Family devotional rocks! As short as the devotional pieces are, they are rich, well-written, and applicable to real life. Then there’s the good ol’ memory verse we thought we left behind in Children’s Sunday School; seriously underrated, I tell you!

Three: Wonderful new friends! As a person whose real wealth is in people, I have The LA Family to thank for a couple of the dearest I now have in my life. Reading God’s Word with grounded, authentic, real and caring brethren has led to more blessings than I could have imagined.

Four: You read the Bible more when you read with The LA Family. When we were children we read one or two verses daily and that was okay, but as we grow in the Lord we need to build our muscles, and that requires taking in more. Are you grown enough to read one or two chapters of the Bible every day? You can’t know unless you try. Join us.

Five: You’ll grow by sharing. Yes, everyone in The LA Family gets to share what they learn from God’s Word, and that not only gives you a chance to be a blessing to others, the very process of preparing the “meal” (or small chops as the case may be) blesses you and causes you to grow, too.

You can join The LA Family on Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, or BBM; wherever it is that you feel most at home. Do visit the website and share your thoughts with me. Be blessed!

Personal Leadership, Published Articles

10 Little Tips for a Productive 2017

Lifestyle changes have been known to produce better results than resolutions. You need to take action each day if you will make progress.

Everyone usually looks forward to a better year each time January comes around, but what will you actually do, or do differently, to be productive and achieve more in 2017? Here are a few suggestions.

Family Life, Published Articles, Relationships

5 Tips for Getting Along With Your New In-Laws

Settling into married life is hard, not only because you and your husband are just getting used to living and building a life together, but also because you married his family when you married him.

Here are 5 tips that can make your transition easier.

Family Life, Published Articles

Does Your Family Need a Staycation?

I’ve been in love with the concept of staycations for years. It’s a great thing to do with your annual leave or any other time you have off, especially in a recession like this one we’re in.

That you can’t afford to travel somewhere on vacation does not have to mean missing out on all the delights of a vacation. By planning a staycation you can enjoy the pleasures of a vacation that don’t involve travelling. Read more about it HERE.

Family Life, Published Articles, Relationships

Is What You’re Doing Marriage Or Slavery?

There are homes where both partners contribute financially and yet the wife is completely responsible for cooking and housekeeping while the husband puts his feet up and plays on Twitter or watches a movie. Some dads won’t even give the children a bath, dress them or feed them. There are homes where the husband is struggling as the sole breadwinner and the wife enjoys leisure all day, and will not lift a finger to contribute financially even when she can get a job or start a business and support their lifestyle.

Even worse, some partners relegate their partners to the roles of provider, cook, cleaner, child bearer, nanny, etc. without putting any genuine effort into making sure they are emotionally and sexually satisfied as individuals.

These things should not be. Read more…

Personal Leadership

November- 30 Days of Courage

Sweet November! This month, i’m taking the bull by the horns. I’m shedding old skin, revealing a new me- a beautiful, strong, disciplined, devoted, faithful and courageous me!

Have you joined the LA Family? Check us out on Twitter, @TheLAfamily. My team is #LATeamCourage, and I’m seizing all the courage I can find to complete the first draft of my book (it’s not NaNoWriMo, mine isn’t a novel but I’m doing it this month all the same), ghostwrite a book for a client, read 2 chapters of the Bible daily, create time to read great novels, take better care of my husband, and spend quality time with my baby.

I’ve got 30 days to do awesome things! Let’s go!