L is for the way you look at me!!
O is for the only one I see
V is very very, EXTRAORDINARY
E is tad ta da ra ta da ra ta da ra ra ra!!!! (I never learned the rest 🤣🤣🤣🤣)
Happy February ladies and gents!
I hope the new month has been good to you thus far and you are pushing!
Okay so, in addition to February being Black History Month, Nigerian Election Month (please vote next week😩🙏🏾🙏🏾), Oscars (don’t forget to send your submissions in for a chance to win merchandise!), Superbowl, and Grammy’s Month, it is also recognized as the month of LOVE!
I love love😍🥰!!! I’m the most incurable romantic so whenever I hear ways to sustain or improve a happy relationship, increase chances of meeting “the one” or anything like it, I’m a sucker, especially from a reputable source!
That stated, in the spirit of the month of love, below please find 9 tips for a happy home from a Holy Source.
Disclaimer: I got this from the Pastor who officiated my sister’s wedding. The sermon was so deep to me that I took notes knowing one day, I would bring “beans” here to the blog 😊
- Always be honest with one another – anything built on lies will not last. The truth will always come out eventually and it’s always best heard from your partner, no matter how hurtful it is. Create a home where honesty is key, not just for you the couple but for the kids you bring in. Proverbs 12:22
- Forgive and forget – nothing good comes from keeping a grudge or remembering things from ten years ago to make a negative point. When there’s a problem, address it right there and then, work through it and let it go.
- Be kind-hearted – even when one is stubborn, relationships are about two forgivers coming together. So be nice to each other. It makes it more enjoyable.
- Keep your promises – do not make promises you cannot keep! This leads to a lack of trust and eventually, a lack of faith, in your capabilities.
- You must be hardworking – Money is important for a marriage/relationship to be successful. You may not have it in abundance but when your family knows you are doing your best by them, it goes a long way
- Always be thankful – People love people who are appreciative. There’s an Igbo adage which states
E too dike na-nke o mere mee, o me kwa ozo
when you praise a king for what he has done, he will do more
We do more for people who thank us. Whether it’s cleaning the house or picking up the kids from school or paying for a course your partner said he/she is interested in, always always always show appreciation!
- Never give up – the people with the best marriages have been through the worst times. No matter what the situation is, it is a marriage, fight for your home. Your home is worth it. Philippians 4:13
- Love yourself – many people (especially women) become miserable because in their homes because they lose a sense of personal purpose. Find ways to celebrate and cultivate you!
- Cover Shortcomings – no one will get it right all the time. However, the world does not need to know that! Protect your family and cover up for each other! The world is harsh already. Protect your home from as much public scrutiny as possible.
As always thank you so much for reading loves!
Have an amazing weekend!
The Wawa-New Yorker