We are taking a Literary Break!
Not on a fancy island even though that will be amazing.
For the next two Saturdays, there will be no new write-ups but we will like to continue to engage with you in all of these ways:
1. Play catch up on some older posts, there is a whole lot you can learn by looking back
2. Help us reach others by sharing one of your favourites with a friend or loved one
3. Pop a question, say hello or share a thought. We will love to hear from you and yes, we will be responding to every single comment.
Finally, we have something exciting coming in September but we will like you to decide.
If you had to read from the Mbangs, which one of these two topics will you like us to write on:
Let the fun begin……
Thank you for all you do.
I’ll choose Marriage.
Gracıous mornıng to you Sır / Ma’am,
Thank you very much for all the ınspırıng wrıte ups…
I would request that you talk on both as your thoughts on these topıcs wıll be unıquely dıfferent and fresh…
Thank you for the good work
You know, I love reading from you both every weekend. It makes my Saturdays very exciting, just before or after jogging, I relax and enjoy your pieces. Great work you’re doing.
I think both topics would be interesting, and depending on who is reading, one may have to come before the other.
After over 10 years of marriage, my first impulse was to read on parenting. But on a second thought, I felt if one’s marriage isn’t going well, then parenting would be awful. What do I mean? You see, I observed that after a while, most couples stop doing those things (some still do, though maybe not with same frequency as the beginning) they did at the early stages of dating/marriage; things like compliments, gifts, going out on dates, communication, etc. Life begins to take its toll with the arrival of children and so many bills to pay, especially in our Naija/African setting. So, if not carefully managed, these things begin to affect the marriage.
So I think, your write up should encourage couples to understand the need to manage these situations with love, knowing that the children would leave them at some point in life, when they attain adulthood. So couples should always remember to deliberately take care of themselves as well as their children.
On a personal note, the first 4 years of marriage was the most difficult stage of our lives; Financially and Emotionally, and it affected my parenting skills a lot. I’ve seen it affect so many other couples as well.
But when the ship of marriage is stable, parenting becomes much easier.
I hope this speaks to someone reading this as well?
So if you choose ‘Parenting’ first, or ‘Marriage’ first, it’ll be effective. Personally, I’d love to read on the latter first.
I look forward to reading from you, Thelma & Idorenyin again. Keep it up my people. With all the love From Sese & I.
I hope this wasn’t too long? 😁😊
Your comment is a full blog post.
Thank you Oryiman, well said. This has given us a lot to ponder on as we start this new journey
Thanks for your good works, I think marriage first before parenting.
Thank you for connecting with us
We really appreciate it!
Thanks for the good work. I will choose marriage
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Every comment is special but when your Pastor passes by, you have to give honor to whom honor is deserved.
Thank you sir
Good morning L&B Family,
Let me use this medium to commend L&B Team for their consistency in delivery quality and inspirational content always worth the read. We pray for profound wisdom and direction as you continue blessing us with your gifts.
Well, I strongly feel we should cover all angles from Godly Friendships, Relationships, Courtship, Marriage, Parenting and Family. The Foundation is everything.
Have a fruitful and refreshing weekend. God bless you!
Thank you too for the words of encouragement and for cheering us on.
Marriage will do it for me
Thank you for the comment, Excellent pick!
Your post on “Worth the Find” inspired me to complete a study through Proverbs I had been putting off for years. I just completed going it this week. Never doubt that you are inspiring and enriching lives with this undertaking.
As to your question on September’s theme isn’t parenting was a subtopic under marriage?
Thank you for taking the time to connect with us.
Interesting, I completed my second back to back tour of proverbs. Each time with it’s own renewed meaning. On my second read, I observed that Proverbs begins and ends by emphasising the Fear of the Lord as the beginning of wisdom
Parenting is indeed a subtopic of marraige but for the purpose of what is “coming”, we will like to focus on one or the other and will like you to decide which.
Once again, thank you for the encouraging words….
I choose Parenting
Great choice….we are excited to see how the vote turn outs
Thank you for taking out time to respond.
This one is tricky. I would say Marriage but then it doesn’t hurt to have a double dose…lol
Everyone loves a double dose. We will count your pick as marriage first then parenting
Thank you for connecting with us. We appreciate every comment.
Personally from my ends I will love the 2 topics. But for the purpose of this post, I will say parenting.
But I still think it’s better to write on both topics because without marriage, parenting won’t be there. Thank you my Pastors and have a lovely weekend.
Thank you for always cheering us on with your comments. Parenting is a go
Always good to hear from you