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 that's happening around you. Or just a general out of control feeling? Even when you … Continue reading Burnt Out? Hit Refresh by Larissa Subira

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 down to sexuality and there was no debate about it. I later learnt that for … Continue reading Deconstructing Patriarchal Theology by Pastor Mente

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 the books and magazines we read; our favourite Shonda Rhimes shows; and the music we … Continue reading Who’s Wedding Is It Anyway? by Larissa Subira

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 lost her faith and has a lot of resentment that has built up over time. … Continue reading Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part II) by Vee Nkambule

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 someone you may know but are not aware is dealing with issues that lead to … Continue reading Resentment: The Silent Killer (Part I) by Vee Nkambule

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 year. Enjoy 🙂   A year has passed, WOW!   Sometime this year, I was … Continue reading The Honeymoon Phase by Swazi

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 not include a personal knowing of who God was or His desire to be known, … Continue reading Our Miseducation About Prayer by Gail Masondo

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 about four years or so ago.   I had reached a point where I was … Continue reading Prayer: A Weapon Not Used Often by Sithabile Sibanda

Loving Him Right: Part 2 by Simon Bwerinofa

PART 2   In part one we looked at what seems to be the blueprint from God on roles when relating to our better half. We are now going to look at the aspect of "loving" a man.   To ensure that these were not just my thoughts I decided to do a small survey … Continue reading Loving Him Right: Part 2 by Simon Bwerinofa

Loving Him Right: Part 1 by Simon Bwerinofa

PART 1   People have all sorts of opinions about romantic relationships often informed by past experiences or seasons. In terms of negative opinions around these types of relationships, you generally find 2 stories which either begin with “Men /women are xxx” or “Relationships are xxx”.   We often like to blame situations, conditions and … Continue reading Loving Him Right: Part 1 by Simon Bwerinofa