Owning Your Ugly by Sonia Dube

As a devout Christian girl who was also the firstborn daughter in an African household, “doing what was right” was of paramount importance to me:   Speaking politely. Getting the good grades. Dressing a certain way. Not being found in…

Burnt Out? Hit Refresh by Larissa Subira

  So apparently, we're in month 6 of the year. Is it just me or does each month feel more intense than the last? Or the feeling that time is flying, and you can't quite get a grip of all…

Deconstructing Patriarchal Theology by Pastor Mente

  Manhood has been a subject of discussion in recent times.  With the emergence of Feminism, boys or men have become even more conscious about what being a man means.   I remember growing up, young and ignorant, masculinity boiled…

Who’s Wedding Is It Anyway? by Larissa Subira

This month, as many around the world celebrate the month of love, the question often arises as to how a b.a.w  (black African woman) can balance the competing cultures she finds herself in.  We are fed many images of romance from…

Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part II) by Vee Nkambule

Today’s post is part two of a three-part fictional series. It is a continuation of the story about Nosi, a young married black African woman, who lost her unborn baby as well as the love in her marriage. She’s also…

Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part I) by Vee Nkambule

Today’s post is fictional but it certainly touches on issues that young black African women are facing even as Christians: Sex outside of marriage. Miscarriages. Merely existing in their marriages. Read on and catch a glimpse into the world of…

The Honeymoon Phase by Swazi

Swazi is a returning contributor to our blogsite. She penned the piece, Diary of a Young Married Woman in May this year which resonated with a number of women. We’re glad to have her share her experiences in marriage after a…

Our Miseducation About Prayer by Gail Masondo

Growing up, prayer was just something I learnt to do through my great aunts, great grand-parents and grand-parents. You recited prayers for meal time, and mornings and evening time in the form of Psalm 23 or the model prayer - The Lord's Prayer ( Matthew 5:13).   Reciting prayers did…

Prayer: A Weapon Not Used Often by Sithabile Sibanda

  Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)   I grew up in a Christian home, went to church every week and tried not to break any commandments.  Over time church going seemed like a routine and prayer wasn't important, until…

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