Category Archives: Family

Having People Over Us

Early on in our marriage, I used to pack my stuff to go back to Ethiopia for every little conflict I had with Berhan.

You see, we were the first ones to talk about getting married among our friends. We got married and we were all alone. No married people were around to guide or mentor us. Not only from our friends but we were the first ones to get married from our siblings, from his side and my side. Yeah, can you just imagine! Continue reading Having People Over Us

One Best Way to Live with a Wife

“The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18

A suitable helper or “a helpmate” in the Hebrew word is Ezer Kenegdo and guess what that translates in to: A LIFESAVER.

No wonder divorced men die quicker than the men who stayed in their marriages. Remarriage doesn’t change the life expectancy of a divorced man. The only thing that is best for a man to do is, first to marry and second to find a way to live with his complicatedly created wife. Continue reading One Best Way to Live with a Wife

Life with a Mean-Spirited Wife

The most life threatening environment for a man to live in is a house where the presence of a mean-spirited wife is felt everywhere.

First he fights, and he finds out that he has little or zero chance to win, then he withdraws (tends to watch soccer or football a lot or becomes a politician and/or a philosopher). Then he checks himself out from his kids’ life and at last he desires only one thing; and that is to die. Continue reading Life with a Mean-Spirited Wife

Our marriage is a direct reflection of our spiritual life

When the Word of commands how a wife needs to be in her marriage, it reads like this: “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husband” and it doesn’t stop there. It says, “Submit to your husbands as you do to the LORD”. And the Word commands husbands this way: “Husbands, love your wives” and it doesn’t stop there. It continues saying, “just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”. (Ephesians 5:21-33) Continue reading Our marriage is a direct reflection of our spiritual life

Again, Her Sexuality?

Yes, woman’s sexual nature is more complicated than every creature’s sexual nature combined.

It is intriguing for me to read the findings of many researchers who are spending every waking hour of their life, trying to figure out woman’s sexuality. And most of the time, their conclusion reads something like, “She is complicated”. Duh!

The funny thing is though some want to fix her sexuality as if it was a problem or a mistake on God’s part and when they try to fix it, they create even more complicated problems. Continue reading Again, Her Sexuality?

Behind the Victory of April Fool’s Day

If you read my post yesterday, you will know what I’m about to write.

Well, did my oldest son trick me yesterday? No, he didn’t.

After 3pm, I was in a very tense and heightened mode that I was scared how I was going to react if something real happened to my son. But that didn’t deter me from being very, very suspicious of him. Continue reading Behind the Victory of April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day

I don’t know how your early morning started but mine was a bit dramatic and somehow a frustrating one and I will tell you why.

So, I was running around to make it to our kids’ school before the door closes. And when I went downstairs and I heard some cheering and laughter. While I was setting up my tea, I realized that today is April Fool’s Day.

I mean, I heard them saying it and who would believe me if I said “they tricked me anyways”? Yes, they did, and not once, not twice but three times. Continue reading April Fool’s Day