I once visited a friend of mine who lived close by. On getting to the house, I saw that the brother and his wife were around for a one week visit.
That same afternoon as we sat and discussed under the shade the garage provided, some other friends came visiting. The man then asked his wife to go to the lady who sells provision in front of the house and get drinks for his visitors. The wife stood up to go but first, stretched her hand to him, asking for the money she would use to buy the drinks.
That, people, was her crime. He got angry and in the presence of visitors, including myself, he beat the shit of her. Anyone who dared to stop him, he beat up too. It took one of the visitors, a guy, who was equal to any fight, to put him in his place.
From side talks, I got to understand that it was not the first or tenth time. He had always beaten her, even for very unreasonable issues.
The lady, on her own part, had insisted she would keep her marriage, and rather die in it, than leave. She’d tell him he had better kill her and send her corpse to her mother because if his plan was to get her to leave, it wouldn’t work. She would not go anywhere.
There are many women like her out there, who would rather be killed in domestic violence than leave their abusive marriages mostly because of the fear of getting lashed by society. And then, there are many more, who would prefer to leave their abusive marriages but are scared to. Still, there are those who aren’t being abused, but they are kept from living their dreams. They want to build a business, travel the world, follow a particular career etc, but their husbands wouldn’t let them.
In truth, these women would love to leave their toxic marriages behind, but the fear of what the society would say has kept them tied to more abuse and unfulfilled life.
That’s why I find Chienyem Ike’s stories interesting and timely. If more women will allow God lead them, if more women will pray to God and get guidance before making major decisions in their lives, they will have more peace and more happiness.
So the weekend is approaching really fast, and there is nothing more exciting than sitting on your coach or bed and relaxing with these wonderful and exciting short Christian stories that focus on relationships, struggles, trials and victory. See them below.
1. The Blessing
This Book is about two young and Beautiful Damsels. They are from different backgrounds, but circumstances in life throws them together. They are both Students of the Prestigious University of Glasgow. Even though they started out together, they didn’t necessarily end up in the same Destination in life as a result of different paths taken based on choice.
‘ The Blessing’ is all about how attitude can ultimately determine the level of favour experienced by an individual in life.
A must-read for everyone.
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This Book comprises of three stories in a book. It tells the stories of three young girls from an angle of Romance and Youthful exuberance.
Felicia finds love after experiencing disappointment;
Junmai meets someone who is ready to overlook her shortcomings and Susan experiences the mercy of God after going through a turbulent youth.
A must read for everyone.
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A short and Beautiful precise story that looks into the life of Philo; a sad woman who feels cheated in life. Her sorrows become a thing of the past as she is transported to England along with her daughters: Titi and Tolu.
It is a story of Love, Romance and forgiveness.
A must read for everyone.
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