Author: Virtue Digest

Married to My Kids

I don’t love my husband any more. But I am still in the marriage because of my kids. Is that a good enough reason? (Bimbo, Lagos) I’ll suggest we begin by you recollecting what led you to the point of not loving your husband anymore, because from your question, you appear to have loved him at some point. At what point did you stop loving him? What did he do to warrant your withdrawal of love? I believe both of you must have been in love to have agreed to marry each other and I presume one of your...

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Happiness is an Inside Job

Happiness does not depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions. -Dale Carnegie Happiness, that feeling of cheerfulness, delight, pleasure, gladness and pure exhilaration, is something every woman desires to constantly be enveloped in. And while many have seen it as a basic reaction to external influences, and that is certainly true, what we need to realize is that it is first and foremost a reaction, and all reactions are internally born before being externally expressed. Over the decades, maybe even centuries, songs carry messages like, “You make me happy; I would be lost without you; you are...

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Classic Pancakes

Cooking time Ready in 20-30 minutes Ingredients 100g plain flour 1 large egg Sugar 300ml milk Oil or melted butter, for frying You can store the made pancakes in the fridge, wrapped in foil, for up to 2 days – just reheat before use. Method Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre with the back of a spoon then break in the egg and pour in half the milk. Whisk together, gradually incorporating the flour to make a smooth thick batter. Beat thoroughly to remove any lumps, and then...

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MY KIND OF TRUTH: How Well Do You Know Your Man?

Knowing your man: what he wants, what he likes, who he is when no one is looking; goes a long way in a relationship and sometimes determines how long your relationship will last. While I can’t say I know my man 100%, here are a few tips I have used to learn to know him better: Read Up: You would wonder how reading can get you to know more about your man but it can actually do wonders. There are some basic things that apply to most men and reading about them can help you know your partner a...

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A Well Guarded Secret

We had visited them on Boxing Day and all seemed well, except that my friend complained that her body ached all over. When I asked her what she thought the problem could be, she smiled saying she had overworked herself the previous day (Christmas Day), cooking and entertaining guests. She’s a quiet person, so beyond that, I looked no further. Fast-forward three months; she is spotting a big bruise on her arm and her left cheek. We spend some time together after church one Sunday and I ask what happened. She says she didn’t realize there was water on...

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