When Envy Threatens Your Relationships

IFEOMA SAMUEL | April 16, 2019

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. James 3:16 Comparison breeds envy. It is a deadly trap. There will always be those envious of us. There will be those who long to have the…..

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How To Handle Difficult Friendships: Betrayals

IFEOMA SAMUEL | April 14, 2019

Bible Reading: Psalm 35, 2Samuel 15:12-31, 2 Samuel 16:23, Romans 12:17-21 She was pregnant and found out her friend had been saying lots of tales about her. She wept and cried sore. Not at this time. She told all their…..

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How To Break the Yoke Toxic Friendships:

IFEOMA SAMUEL | April 12, 2019

God never imposes anything on us. Friendship is a choice. Through the Word, God shows us the rewards or consequences of our choices that is, what lies ahead of the path we choose, good or bad, life or death. His…..

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The Cost of Toxic Friendships

IFEOMA SAMUEL | April 10, 2019

We have examined how to identify toxic relationships. God willing we will examine the cost of such friendships in our lives. Loose ends and shifting standards are evident in today’s Christianity. Whether it is pressures from the LGBT community, abortions,…..

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The Friendly Foe: Identifying Toxic Friendships

IFEOMA SAMUEL | April 9, 2019

Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 13:1-20, Esther 5:1- 14 and Esther 6:1-13 Proverbs 13:20 A lot of us have fallen victim of toxic relationships that were once rosy sugar-coated ties. We have once sympathised with those who had harmful intentions towards…..

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The Burden Bearer: Building Support Systems

IFEOMA SAMUEL | April 3, 2019

When one of my young protegee shared with me her father’s advice, “You only need three people, a guardian, a mentor and a business partner”, it got me thinking. I guess her father was trying to teach her about building…..

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The Faithful: Love without boundaries

IFEOMA SAMUEL | March 25, 2019

When his friend passed away, David’s love for his friend did not die too. Today we see David’s faithfulness and love to his friend. He mourned deeply for his loss. And never forgot the covenant they both made with each…..

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The Intercessor: Standing in the Gap

IFEOMA SAMUEL | March 20, 2019

When friendship develops between the prince and the shepherd no one could tell how much love they had between them. Jonathan, the prince would risk his life, his birthright, his father’s love for this lowly shepherd boy. Despite differences in…..

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The Counsellor: A Few Wise Women

IFEOMA SAMUEL | March 8, 2019

“I don’t need friends” said no wise woman ever….. Your circle of friends may be members of your family regardless of intergenerational gaps. Grandma Ann is my friend and she is so full of wisdom. As a teen, I ran…..

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The Companion: Finding Friends in Odd Places

IFEOMA SAMUEL | March 4, 2019

My bestie was Cameroonian. When she died I was left heartbroken. Picking up pieces of what was left of our friendship was hard. During her pain and sickness, we had prayed and hoped for that miracle. But God had better…..

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