By: Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala

REASONS WHY MEN ALWAYS ASK YOU FOR SEX – I want to change some ladies mindset today. You see, men are not dogs. Not all of them are mad. Not all the men on the street wants to get into your pants. I’m going to be real and down to earth with this write up. 

The way some ladies complain men are always asking them for sex really baffles me. Why sex, why not marriage proposal? Why do men always want to sleep with you? Why is it that every single guy who asks you out is always hitting you for sex? Why won’t they marry you unless they have a taste of the forbidden fruit? This is a big problem, It is not something to be proud of, if all that men see about you is your body and nothing more. It then cause for alarm!!!!!


A female’s body means nothing to her. You are used to seeing your breasts and every soft body part all your life. It doesn’t mean a thing to you but to guys it means the universe! Men are moved by sight.

Wearing armless (exposing your shaved armpit and upper arm) can turn a man on, talkless of the low neckline exposing the cleavage of your breasts, you wear trousers, tights skirt, (panty hose) which shows the shape of your buttock, mini and micro mini skirts exposing your thigh…all can make a man go wild. Better face reality now and mind the way you dress. Don’t forget that it is only God that sees your heart but men sees the body oh.


Some ladies don’t know how to sit. Especially the skirt wearing sisters. You sit in front of a guy and open your laps and be snapping us anyhow so what do you want him to see? A trance or maybe revelation?????  Always close your thigh when you are sitting whether in front of a guy or not.

Not sitting very well can become a habit and follow you around. And you wonder why all the brothers in the church wants to sleep with you.


Ladies who touch, hug and wrap themselves around guys are sexual magnets to sexually immature guys. Why are you always hugging and pecking, for what? Can’t you talk without touching, holding and hugging someone? Some even sit on their “friend’s” lap and say it doesn’t matter. He is just a brother in Christ. He would soon be a lover in bed. Learn to control your emotions around the opposite sex. If you must hug, go look for your fellow lady to hug and peck and you still need to be careful. Lesbians are all over the place.


Some people just throw around the word “dear” as if it is a second language, Why would you give all the guys in your life pet names? You say, “thanks dear,” “okay sweetie”, “see you dearie”, “bye love”, yes sugar, Hello honeypie, etc., you are looking for serious trouble. Words like this turns a man on. Even if you must call, set a limit.


This shouldn’t be a problem at all but experience has taught me that men are attracted and eventually turned on by women who praise them. You can compliment men if you want to but be discreet and casual about it. Don’t over do anything. Telling a guy, “whao! what a nice moustache you’ve got!” or that “muscle on your arm can make any lady go crazy for you” is indirectly telling him you like his body and wouldn’t mind if he sleeps with you.


Here, you deliberately wear provocative dresses with the intention to turn him on. You want to see whether you are sexually admirable to him and want to see how far he can respond to your seduction. You don’t need that test at all. Men are turned on by women whether you seduce him or not. A woman’s body is built to turn a man on. I really get worried when I see these pictures. You can’t have my comments when you post such. Just showing your dirty buttock and breast anyhow on the social media. What a foolishness.


When I see the way some ladies pose on Facebook, I wonder what they are really looking for. Do you want him to kiss you? Why turn your buttock to the camera? Do you want him to see how big it is? Why focus on your chest? Do you want him to know you have form breasts? Or maybe you’ve got nipples like needle?? What is the purpose of the purpose of the pictures you are posting?

You post exposing your body and still have the guts to write oluwa is involve. Sorry you are only making yourself a harlot and that’s what you are. Responsible women don’t do that trash.


Lobatan! Sex has finished its mission. Sex loves dark and lonely places. Wait, why are you always avoiding the public? You want to talk? Can’t you still be around people and stay out of ear shot? What are you talking about that we must not hear? Send a text message or write a letter. You don’t need to hide in darkness to express your heart…


Why are you in a hurry to sleep under the same roof with a man? Why are you in a hurry? What is your problem? Some ladies can’t wait for a man to propose. They pack their bags and move to his house immediately. For what? And when that one gets tired of the sex, he sends them packing and we are here listening to all their tales of woe! Some don’t even expect their man to ask for sex. Aaah? Show me a monkey who doesn’t jump at every sight of banana.


Some ladies think because they are exceptionally beautiful, men will always ask for sex so it’s not really their fault that they sleep around. That is a big lie from the pit of hell!

You need to work on your mind. Thinking all men will die for you because you have a hot body is crap. Not all men lose their senses when they see a woman with seductive body. All irresponsible, immature, abusers and users do get attracted to her anyway. Mature, godly men don’t get their brain twisted on sporting that type of woman.

Watch what you wear, how you sit, where you go and the way you behave around men.

A virtuous woman dresses well to cover her body and comports herself maturely around men. You will be addressed the way you dress. If they are always asking you for sex….,Check what is wrong and fix it….


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Credit Marriage Pink
Republished: Izobofolo’s Blog

HOW SEX DESTROYED NAOMI’S LIFE – Naomi, was so beautiful, pretty and cute like the most beautiful female journalist at KTN. She was well shaped and every time she was walking around in Jamuhuri estate where she used to live, no man could by pass her without looking at her back. She was admired by almost every man in every place she went to but she fell in love with one guy from Ngong.

They met at Churchill Show at Carnivore Restaurant and that’s where everything started from. The guy was loving and caring. They started as friends but later on became lovers. She loved him so much such that she gave him all her heart. He was the one who was keeping the keys of her heart. Their relationship became so strong. The guy could not wait for their marriage. He started demanding to climb the tree in the middle of the garden of Eden or to ride the mountain bike for 20Km. Naomi, could not resist because she loved him so much.

One day he asked her to spend night with her at Karen Country Lodge in Karen. She accepted in the name of love. Before she could leave for a sleep over, she told her parents that she was going for an overnight prayer meeting at Wold Harvest Int’l- The Hour Of Blessings. Her parents allowed her to go since it was an overnight prayer meeting. From there she took a quick shower. after she finished, she dried herself up and applied some lotion, then she dressed up and left for Karen to meet her lover. She arrived safely and had to meet with her lover. They spent a night together at Karen Country Lodge and the guy did what he really wanted the whole night. No CDs were used. It was a live musical performance.

Naomi got pregnant and the guy dumped her. He left Ngong and started staying in Thika with his elder sister. He even changed his contact number. Naomi, was really heartbroken broken. She was ever crying with her pregnancy till she delivered after nine months at RUNH (Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital. She delivered a cute baby girl. The guy was no where to be seen. He forgot about her.

5 years later, she met a guy who was so handsome like her real father. The second guy she met used to live in a very nice place in Kawangware actually a city within a city. He was so caring and loving. It was so interesting the way their relationship started. They knew each other from Prestige Mall where the guy used to work. Every time Naomi came to buy her groceries at Prestige, she could meet with the guy and he could crack jokes and Naomi could laugh out loud. They became good friends and one day he asked for her number and she gave him. They started calling and texting each other almost every day. On his off day he could visit her in Jamuhuri but he never used to reach her home. He could stop somewhere near her place where they had agreed to meet every time he visited her. As days went by, they became so close but Naomi never disclosed to him that she had a kid.

One day when he proposed her she had to share her story and all she went through. She told the guy that she had a 5 year old daughter. The Kawangware guy was so much in love with her so he said, “Sweety, it happens I can’t leave you just because you have a kid. I love you and I will always love you the way and who you are”

Naomi responded in tears, “Honey, I love you more.. please never disappoint me like the previous guy.. hold me tight till the end of time..”

Kawangware guy, “I will definitely do that”

After he graduated from Kenyatta University  where he was doing his part time studies, they got married. He started supporting her daughter (Charity) like a real father. People could not tell that he wasn’t the real father because of the love and care he was showing to the daughter and mother. After he got his degree  from Kenyatta University and got a job with Airtel and stopped working at Prestige Mall. He started making some good income with Airtel. So they shifted from Kawangware as a family and started staying in Hurlingham. In Hurlingham that’s where they had their first child (daughter) and they named her Peggy. The guy was so happy to see and hold his first child in his arms. It was so nice and awesome to have his own child but still he treated his own daughter and step daughter the same. He bought them almost the same things and took them to the same school. So Charity and Peggy never knew that they were step sisters except their parents and some relatives who knew the secret.

Noami, as the mother never wanted to be a house wife for the rest of her life. She also wanted to be doing something so that she could contribute something to the family. So she asked her husband if she could do some studies for herself to start up her own business. Her husband supported her move or suggestion but she could not take a degree because she never had a good grade for the course she wanted Certificate. So her husband enrolled her at Kabete National Polytechnic  under Secretarial Studies. He even bought her a Vitz so that she could drive herself to and from school. From Monday to Friday she could drive herself from home to school till she wrote her final examination and cleared everything. After she got her results, She applied at Daystar University and was accepted and started studying Business Administrationat dip level. In her final year at Daystar, her Ex boyfriend appeared. They met at Arcades and the Ex had to kneel down for her and pleaded for forgiveness as he was shedding tears. Naomi, broke in tears too when she remembered all she went through after he dumped her. They hugged each other and they had lunch together. The Ex humbled himself as though he was not a crook. Naomi’s husband did not know that her Ex was back in Nairobi and their friendship or relationship had begun again. The Ex could follow Naomi at Daystar most of the time and they could talk from there. One day she shared her story with her good friend at Ebru TV and the friend was like, “Please, forget about this EX boyfriend of yours. He will put you into serious problems.

Naomi, “Okay, but I don’t know what to do coz I still love him. He asked for forgiveness and said he was sorry for everything he did to me. He wants us to get back together..”

Friend, “Noami, how will your husband feel when he discovers that you are going out with your Ex”

Naomi, “No wonder am saying i don’t know what to do..”

Friend, “Here is what you have to do: Avoid your Ex. Give him a distance. Don’t entertain him. Delete him from your mind and phone book. He is jealous of your happy marriage. Be very careful you may lose everything”

Naomi, “Okay, thank you so much. I will definitely follow your advice”

Naomi never followed the advice of her good friend at Ebru TV. She continued going out with her EX boyfriend till she was caught in the very act by her husband in Pangani. Her husband was like, “Is this where you do your studies from? Have they shifted Kabete to Pangani?” He slapped her and started beating her Ex boyfriend. After being beaten, the Ex boyfriend ran away. The husband drove home and packed all her belongings. Few minutes later, she also arrived home and her husband was like, “Don’t get inside the house here are your things you can leave with your Ka daughter (Charity). Charity (step daughter) was like, “Dad, what’s wrong?” Step father, “Ofuwo kendo oran! Just get out with your foolish mother” Charity broke in tears. She looked at her mother cried out loud. The husband got the car keys for the Vitz from her hands by force. Naomi, was in tears and she said, “Honey, please forgive me”

Husband, “You thought I was a fool. I have heard a lot about you with your foolish Ex, and todey I’ve witnessed myself. Please go and marry him, malaya hii”.

Charity was shocked and wondered , “What wrong have I done? Why are you chasing me with my mom and leaving out Peggy?”

Step Father, “Am not your dad okay? Ask your mom where your foolish dad is and she will tell you”

Charity, looked at her step dad and her mother and cried bitterly. Naomi and her daughter (Charity) left. They boarded a bus at Yaya Centre and went to Jamuhuri to stay at her parent’s home. Her happy marriage just ended like that. Her Ex boyfriend disappeared from Nairobi again and went to settle at the Coast. Charity, asked her mom who her real father was but her mom never gave her a satisfactory answer. She just said, “Never Mind”

Charity stopped going to school because her step dad stopped paying school fees for her at Brookhouse School. Peggy the real daughter continued schooling and was fully supported by her dad but she missed her step sister Charity. One evening when he came from work she asked him about Charity her step sister. She really wanted to see her. The father was bored with questions about Charity, “Just forget about her. She is not your sister”

Peggy, “Ummmm dad how? I have known Charity to be my real sister and why did you chase her?”

Father, “It’s a long story never mind”

Peggy, “Okay, but I really miss her.. I feel lonely without her”

Charity, was also troubling her mother in Jamuhuri that she wanted to see Peggy. Peggy and Charity loved each other so much as sisters and it was very hard for them to stay apart or separately.

Naomi lost her beautiful marriage. She couldn’t even write her last exam at Daystar. Everything just went sour. She was ever crying at her parent’s home every night. She remembered the words of her good friend from Ebru TV but nothing could be reversed. It was too late to realise and apologise. She lost it all. Every time she remembered how her husband loved her so much she could not hold back her tears. Two weeks later she was found dead in her bedroom. She took some poison according to the postmortem report at KNH.

After they buried, Charity went to see her step father in Hurlingham and when she reached there, she found just about to leave for work. She looked at him and said the following words as she was shedding tears, “Dad, my grandmother in Jamuhuri told me how I was born. I may not be your real daughter or you may not be my real father but I have been raised to believe that you are my one and only father I have ever known in my life. It’s hard for me to live without you and my young sister Peggy… Dad, I want to live with you forever and I love you so much… Please, accept me as your own..” Before she could finish talking, her step dad and sister (Peggy) broke in tears and hugged her. He accepted her as her daughter and started staying with her again. He took her back into school. Peggy was so happy to live with her step sister once again. They could go to school together and study together.

Later on he married an SDA woman who took care of the two girls (Peggy & Charity) at home. The girls had really grown. Peggy was in class 6 while Charity was doing class 8 at Brookhouse school. The girls were also intelligent at school.

Noami’s Ex boyfriend ran mad at the Coast and 5 days later he was found dead in unfinished house.

If you don’t want any problems in your current relationship or marriage or life, forget about your Ex. Give him or her a distance. Don’t entertain them. They will destroy everything.

If you still love your Ex, please don’t jump into another relationship or marriage. Ex boyfriends or girlfriends will always disturb or destory your current relationship or marriage. Some of them are even jealous of your beautiful relationship or marriage. If you Still want your Ex in your life, please don’t engage yourself in any relationship. What good is your Ex going to bring or provide or show now that he failed to do when you were still together?. Please, wake up and grow in mind!! Stay married to your husband or wife,  and live happily forevermore… Good night dear.

Upholding Carnality Over Spirituality In The Name Of Fashion

Credit Marriage Pink

30 TRUTH I KNOW ABOUT SEX – Save sex to safe your marraige!

Republished by: Izobofolo’s Blog –

30 TRUTH I KNOW ABOUT SEX – singles, save sex to safe your marriage.

1. Sex is not a dirty act. If you think otherwise you need help. Speak up.

2. God not devil created sex and He wants you to enjoy it.

3. Sex is a GIFT from God for the married.

4. God created sex with a purpose in mind : for intimacy, physical pleasure, companionship, expression of love, comfort and procreation.

5. Sexual relations should exist between a man and a woman not same sex.

6. God sets the boundary of sex within the confines of formal marriage.

7. Sex is not a commodity, and not a currency; God didn’t design it to be a point of transaction.

8. Pre-marital sex is a sin against God and your body!

10. It is a sin NOT TO have sex with your husband or wife. God wants you to enjoy your spouse. 1. Corinthians 7:5

11. Sex inside of marriage is a sexual intercourse without guilt, shame, regret and condemnation.

12. There is always a spiritual force which pulls you to your sexual partners when you keep in touch with them after marriage *IF* you don’t surrender your life to Jesus and keep a distance.

14. Some people have memories of all their sexual escapade resurfacing when having sex with their spouse. This is why some people compare their spouse”s libido with their ex”s. Bond must be broken I have counseled some married folks in this regard.

16. You can’t end up loosing count of the people you have had sex with BEFORE marriage if you don’t stop NOW

17. For most ladies, your first regret after a break up is that you wish you have never had pre-marital sex with your ex.

sex doesn’t equal commitment.

18. Generally, Men only have Raw, Wild and Rough sex with ladies who worth nothing to them, no responsible married man will treat his wife so. Real men are AFFECTIONATE so they make love with their wives with the tenderness that “she’s always mine”

19. Sex is not commitment. If he doesn’t love you ; sex can never win his heart for you: he can always get sex anywhere

20. If a guy”s intention is to spend the rest of his life with you certainly, he will never jilt you because you chose to save sex for marriage.

21. Abstinence doesn’t kill

22. Sexual Bondage is when you are using pre-marital sex to keep a relationship

23. If a lady begs/seduces you for sex, against your stand for purity; you are dining with Portiphar”s wife or Delilah. Your matrimonial bed is not safe.

Self-control is better learnt during singlehood

24. Very soon in your marriage, there will possibly be nights when you will turn your back at your husband/wife and politely say “Honey PLEASE allow me to sleep” I am not in the mood tonight” You will do and get your fill.

24. You can”t truly enjoy sex with condom neither can you enjoy unsafe sex without fears and some cost

26. God’s process of oneness in marriage for a couple begins with sex. You become ONE with the person you have sex with. Sex is a bond. One flesh! God planned it so. Genesis 2:24

27. Pre-marital sex destroys true friendship and effective communication in your relationship. How? Stop pre-marital sex for a season, check your communication with each other and see if your partner will still stay with you and love you MORE LIKE NEVER BEFORE. I doubt it.

28. Sex is not love and love is not sex, if you think otherwise, consider the prostitutes

29. Sexually transmitable Diseases are not air-borne diseases, you contact them through human being.

30. There is no extra pain if you stay pure till marriage. A sweet pain! for no matter how painful you feel the deflowering process is, the pain of abortion is much more.

Above all!

The Holy Spirit has chosen your body for His Home! Keep it! You can start a new beginning with Christ today.

Save Sex For Marriage.


By: Home Builders -Married/Singles Relationship

Sex is sweet, but?

Have you ever wondered why God carefully positioned a membrane of blood in a lady’s sexual opening? It is a thiny membrane that partially or completely covers the opening of the vagina. It is called the “HYMEN”. Why would God-Our Maker put a breakable tissue full of blood at the very door of the sexual opening of the female? Why is it so carefully placed at that entrance, like a ribbon tied at the entrance of a new house about to be launched? Why is it filled with blood that spills away when it is broken? Why? Without doubt, the HYMEN IS A GATE! It was God (our creator) who set that blood- filled vessel there as a covenant blockage, a sign and a token of a covenant between the bearer and whoever plunges into her opening.

Before God, the disvirginity of a lady is not a casual act of fun. It is a serious covenant struck and confirmed by the blood shed on that day. This is God’s way of saying, “Whoever plunges into this woman shall only be able to do so by making a blood covenant to be joined to her for the rest of his life, from that point onward. Little wonder why sexual intercourse was designed by God to take place only and only after the marriage contract is sealed. The one who made the body (the hormones, organs, nerves, tissues, e.t.c)God said it in clear terms, the body is not for fornication”. Anyone who chooses to use the body for fornication must know that he/ she is working directly against God’s plan and there would definitely be a consequence either now or at old age!There is a spiritual bonding, a supernatural process that takes place in a lady’s heart to the first guy that enters in to her especially at that particular time when the hymen breaks.

There is no covenant without blood: this is why the membrane contains enough of it. As a matter of fact, what happens the first time a lady has sex is not just sex but an immersion and a bathing of the man with her hymen blood to initiate a covenant that is highly recognized in the spirit realm of both light and darkness! The first time this happens just marks her opening day covenant ceremony and each subsequent experience goes on to further refresh or strengthen that covenant or establish another version of it with another person. Many have washed useless boys with that hymen-blood. Many have struck irreversible covenants with men that have nothing to do with their destiny. Many have shared that hymen blood in sexual activity with demon-possessedmen while some others have struck such precious covenants with candle sticks as they exercised sex with it. If only they knew,many girls who carelessly allowed themselves to be disvirgined in a bid to be among the so called “big girls” would never have done so.

The let me says it in clear terms: “Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot (through sexual activity) is one with her ? This is why many girls are not yet married yet their spiritual composition is already shattered and imbalanced, because they have mingled their souls with that of different men. Dear Singles,know today that there is a definite proportion of your virtue that leaves you each time a man enters into you and when that man leaves you, he leaves with it. Just imagine how much of yourself would be lost each time a man enters into you without any properly signed marriage bond or contract.

Sex is a spiritual affair. A giving of yourself to another. All of these things have strong and terrible spiritual implications. A broken hymen opens you up to the spirit of the man that broke it, any other spirit whatsoever that may have mingled with that man’s spirit, those who have mingled theirs with him and the spirit of any other man that enters into you thereafter. The fun part is that pre-marital sex is not funny at all. What happens between the lines could be deadly and dangerous. The very first day a lady, or a man does that there will be spiritual transfer of destiny. The sin of fornication gives demons and occultic people direct access into your God’s given destiny.So guys,zip up! Girls wise up!! It doesn’t matter but it matters a lot. BIG THINGS COME FROM LITTLE THINGS WE DO!!! I know a soul has been touched today, remain blessed! N for those who have lost it may d Mercy n
Grace of God find you to sin no more.

Peace be with you.




By: Izobofoloblog

The woman is the General Manager of the home and has the spiritual mandate to be subservient to her husband, just as the husband has the mandate to love and care for her. Without the woman the home is not complete and without the man the woman is not complete. Any Godly woman who desire a loving and caring husband, should practice the following Godly management tips;

1). Never raise your voice for any reason on your husband. Its a sign of disrespect. (Prov 15v1)
2). Don’t expose your husband’s weaknesses to your family and friends. It will bounce back at you. You are each other’s keeper. (Ephesians 5v12)
3). Never use attitudes and moods to communicate to your husband, you never know how your husband will interpret them. Defensive women don’t have a happy home. (Proverb 15v13)
4). Never compare your husband to other men, you’ve no idea what their life is all about. If you attack his Ego, his Love for you will diminish.
5). Never ill treat your husband’s friends because you don’t like them, the person who’s supposed to get rid of them is your husband. (Prov 11v22)
6). Never forget that your husband married you, not your maid or anyone else. Do your duties or seek formal permission for exceptions. (Genesis 2v24)
7). Never assign anyone to give attention to your husband, people may do everything else but your husband is your own responsibility. (Ephesians 5v33)
8). Never blame your husband if he comes back home empty handed. Rather encourage him.(Deut 3v28)
9). Never be a wasteful wife, your husband’s sweat is too precious to be wasted, help him save and manage.
10). Never pretend to be sick for the purpose of denying your husband sex. You must give it to him the way he wants it. Sex is very important for marital relationship, if you deliberately keep denying him, and he keep burning inside, your prayers will not be answered. for ungodly husbands, it is a matter of time before another woman takes over the duty. No man can withstand sex starvation for too long (even the anointed ones) (Songs of Solomon 7v12)
11). Never compare your husband to your one time sex mate in bedroom, or an Ex-lover. Your home may Never recover from it if you do. (Songs of Solomon 5v9)
12). Never answer for your husband in public opinion polls, let him handle what is directed to him (except permited), although he may answer for you in public opinion polls. (Proverb 31v23)
13). Never shout or challenge your husband in front of your children. Wise Women don’t do that. (Ephesians 4v31)
14). Don’t forget to check the smartness of your husband before he checks out. (Proverb 12v4)
15). Never allow your friends to be too close to your husband than you do, be his best friend.
16). Never be in a hurry in the bathroom and on the dressing table. Out there your husband is always surrounded by women who took their time on their looks. (1Samuel 25v3)
17). Your parents, family or friends do not have the final say in your marriage. Don’t waste your time looking up to them for a final word. You must Leave if you want to Cleave. (Luke 21v16)
18). Never base your love on monetary things. Will you still submit to him even if you earn more money than him?
19). Don’t forget that husbands want attention and good listeners, never be too busy for him. Good communication is the bed rock of every happy home. (Galatians 6v9)
20). If your idea worked better than his, never compare yourself to him. Its always teamwork.(Galatians 6v10)
21). Do not be too judgmental to your husband. No man wants a Nagging wife.(Ephesians 4v29)
22). A lazy wife is a careless wife, she may not even know that her body needs a bath. (Proverb 24v27)(Proverb 20v13)
23). Does your husband like a kind of cooked food?, try to change your cooking style and meal time. Most men don’t jokes with food. (Proverb 31v14)
24). Never be too demanding to your husband, enjoy every moment, resource as it comes. (Luke 11v3)
25). Make a glass of water the very first welcome to your husband and everyone entering your home. Sweetness of attitude is true beauty. (Proverb 31v11)
26). Don’t associate with women who have a wrong mental attitude about marriage. (Proverb 22v14)
27). Your marriage is as valuable to you as the value that you give it. Recklessness is unacceptable. (Hebrew 13v4)
28). Fruit of the womb is a blessing from the Lord, love your children and teach them well. (Proverb 22v6)
29). You are never too old to influence your home. Never reduce your care for your family for any reason. (Proverb 31v28)
30). A prayerful wife is a better equipped wife, pray always for your husband and family. (1 Thessalonian 5v17)

Every successful home must have its roots or bedrock on mutual understanding. As a woman use this tips to correct or grow relationship and care for your husband. Make the bible your best reference point; all you wish to become has been achieved by someone.