Friday, June 19, 2015

Dr Myles Munroe on The Myth Of Singleness

Dr Myles Munroe talks about the Myth of Singleness. That is the one of his most famous messages.  I am putting it here for those who have not listened to it. I have listened to it and it has blessed me trememdously. In it you find what to do as a single while waiting.
You will also find what being single actually mean. With no much ado, click the video and watch.
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Couple Feature:The Olugbogis

Ben Olugbogi....Lovers' Corner
Lovers' Corner: Can we meet you?

I am Dr. Olugbogi Benjamin Adebayo happily married to Dr. (Mrs) OlugbogiAbisolaoluwa Mary

Lovers' Corner:  What do you do?

  I’m a Medical doctor working in Nisa Premier Hospital Abuja (Paediatric dept)

    Lovers' Corner: What is the name of your spouse?

Olugbogi Abisolaoluwa Mary

Bisola Olugbogi.....lovers' Corner
Bisola and Ben... Lovers' corner
Lovers' Corner: How did you meet  her?

 Bisola was one of my foundation school students in church.
 was also a good academic tutor and she happened to 
 one of the beneficiaries of my teaching grace.
I noticed her, we became friends, then partners in

Lovers' Corner:What attracted you to her?

    She was always punctual and very diligent as my student.
never took her academics lightly.
Her speech was impeccable and she was very hospitable
I also want to say that her beauty is second to none.

Ben and Bisola....Lovers' corner
Lovers' Corner:
Why did you 
eventually choose 
her among other ‘better qualified’  friends?

Apart from being a medical professional, I knew I was called into the ministry. I believe this is the most important and discovering she is a ministry gift was a great blessing.
She’s still a blessing to me. Her virtue, meekness, diligence, beauty and simplicity reinforced my conviction about her

 Lovers' Corner: Can you share with us what it means to love and be loved by someone?

We can’t talk about love without talking about God. God is love.
To know what it takes to love, look at the way God love us. He gave us His best while we were still sinners. That’s what love is all about. To love is to carry out your responsibilities as enshrined in the marriage contract irrespective of what your partner does or feels.
More than a feeling, love is an action. There is no genuine love without expression.
The same way faith grows by speaking, love also grows by speaking/declaration/expression.
Couples (including intending couples) should cultivate the habit of exchanging declarations such as: I love you, you are the best, you mean so much to me, e.t.c

Lovers' Corner: Have you ever had disagreements, if yes how did you resolve it?

 Let me start by saying there’s no relationship without challenges but what we do to address the situation is what makes the difference.
Immediately we started our relationship, we agreed to always resolve every issue before the end of the day. We don’t sleep with grudges. We take God’s word as the final authority as well as the standard in resolving every conflict/challenge. We are also submitted to a mentor for settling any challenge we can’t resolve between ourselves. Thank God there has never been any of such.

Lovers' Corner: Many singles today are worried about how to prepare for a wedding and marriage. How did you prepare for your  wedding and what practical things did you do to ensure its success?

Marriage is a God’s idea not man’s. If it’s God’s idea, then I don’t have to worry about how to execute it. I only need to depend on Him to guide me to have a glorious home.

While marriage is for a lifetime, wedding is for a day. Start with prayer and the word. Get a workable budget, prioritize and depend on the Spirit to guide you as you prepare.

I will also say it’s a must for the man to have a stable job as well as a place of abode before getting married. Other things can follow; take a step at a time.

Lovers' Corner:    What would your family be known for, your vision and mission?

 It’s our desire to have a godly home where the LOVE of God can literally be felt in the atmosphere. We are doers of God’s word, we walk in love and we believe all things are possible as we go on our knees.

Lovers' Corner:  How do you plan balancing family with work since work is going to be a major part of your life?

11. Both aspects (family and work) are important. Man is created to handle multiple tasks at the same time. I believe the grace of God is sufficient for every child of God to strike a balance either as a husband or wife. Wisdom is also required to prioritize things to do per time.
Bisola and Ben....Lovers' corner

Lovers' Corner: What is your favorite scripture?

 Phil. 4:6 Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your requests known unto God.

Lovers' Corner: How do you plan bringing up your children in the way of the Lord?

We want them trained by the principles of the word of God. We intend to expose them early to God’s word and monitor their growth in the spirit.

Lovers' Corner: Finally, what is your advice for singles who admire you and would one day get married?

 My advice is for them to maximize this moment, they should devote their time to walk with the Lord and serve Him. They should involve God when it comes to choosing a life partner. Don’t be carried away by ephemeral things; rather, allow the Spirit of God to assist you in locating eternal values and treasures in people that matter. We have this treasure in earthen vessel that the excellency of power may be of God and not of us (2Cor.4:7)

A godly home worth more than money, gold or anything that may be compared with it.
 Please share this if you are inspired so others can be inspired too.

Do you have an inspirational relationship and you want your family featured please contact the editor, Lovers' Corner on 08108300838 or email to heavenet123@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bride and The Bridegroom

'Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it. That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. 
That he might present it to himself a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing but that it should be holy and without blemish. So aught men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church. For we are members of his body, of his flesh and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and be joined unto his wife and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let everyone of you in particular so love his wife as himself and the wife see that she reverence her husband' EPHESIANS 5:22-33 KJV

This scriptural passage gives us insight into the relationship between two set of people 1.relationship between the husband (bridegroom)and the wife(bride) 2.relationship between Christ(bridegroom) and the church(bride) A bride is a woman who is going to marry or who has just married and a bridegroom is a man who is going to marry or just got married. 
There is a need to look into the relationship between these individuals and to know the responsibilities laid on both parties in the relationship. The bridegroom implies the grooming of the bride and the bride, the one to be groomed or receive grooming. Grooming means to care for one's appearance, hygiene and clothing or an act of teaching someone so that the person can advance in a specific area or areas. Although there are other definitions of grooming but would like to discuss these two as relating to the bride and bridegroom. 

God expects a man that is about to get or married or a married man to take care and groom his bride/ wife. He is saddled with the responsibility to present her to himself and make sure that she is fit for the purpose why she has been designed by God. The period of courtship or betrothal is to serve this purpose. A wife is designed to be a help suitable to her own husband but she needs to be schooled in this responsibility although god has fashioned her to fit into this role but she needs to be taught. 
The man she is betrothed to has to take her through what it means to be suitable for him but this is only possible when they are both submitted to God their maker and her yielded to the holy spirit who actually knows the grooming process and does it through the word of God. 
If a man tries to groom his bride with his own wisdom, he will fail woefully because he is yet to even fully understand himself or who is suitable for him. Jesus Christ has laid down the example that we ought to follow in the way he grooms his brides the Church) in fact he gave himself for his bride for the purpose of Sanctification and cleansing to give a glorious church-not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing that it should be holy and without blemish. A bride cannot be glorious if she doesn’t go through the process of removing excesses and cleansing( to remove impurities). 

When you stand in front of a mirror during a physical grooming, you see whether the look that was your aim before you started has been achieved or not; whether that picture in your mind has become a reality. If there are still some parts that are not conforming to that picture, you make the necessary adjustment. 

Our mirror is the word of God, when we look into the word of God and we see something in our lives that is not conforming to the word, the grooming continues until we become like him and God can showcase us to his father at the marriage supper of the lamb. As much as responsibility is laid on the bridegroom to groom the bride, the bride needs to be submissive to the grooming process, she must bring herself subject so that she can become presentable at the end of the process. 

Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be subject to their own husbands. It is when the rule of submission is in place that the grooming process can be successful. When the husband loves the wife as his own body, he will care for it and nourish it, give her all that it takes to be all that god wants her to be and she will be able to satisfy her husband. Much more than in the context of marriage, Jesus wants to groom us, he is in fact in the process of grooming and what he expects from us is submission.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


You are going to be the same in 5 years time except for two things: The books that you read and the friends that you keep..... Charles 'Tremendous' Jones