The story is told of a man called Okonkwo in the award-winning book,“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo is consumed with the fear of becoming like his father, Unoka. All his thought processes and corresponding actions revolve around this fear. Therefore, his one goal in life is to make sure he doesn’t become like … Continue reading Are We Better than our Fathers?
The other day, I was watching a movie about a girl who was scarred by the loss of her Dad. Every now and then she has these imaginary conversations with him, where she actually thinks he’s there. On one occasion, she’s telling him how she wishes she didn’t cry so often and was as strong … Continue reading Should Men Cry?
So you read the Dissertation on 21st Century Romance and you found yourself somewhere in the mix. You decided to get out of that bad relationship, and you’re now committed to being completely healed of the insecurities that got you there in the first place, and the wounds you incurred from abuse. You even know that you … Continue reading Who Are You Anyway?
Where I come from, there is no end to the discovery of new relatives. You’ll continue to learn of new people you are related to throughout the course of your life, and you’ll not meet them all on this side of eternity. When I was a teenager, one such unknown relative showed up asking to … Continue reading Name-Calling & Other Identity Mishaps
Part of being a brat involves some rather interesting conversations with my Dad. I take my brat rights seriously. Some people may accuse me of complaining, but I will tell them I am having honest conversations with my Father, and if they don’t have that kind of relationship with Him, I can’t blame them for … Continue reading Are You in a Codependent Relationship?