*singing in Wande Coal's voice*
October Hello! Sweetie ...... Hehe.
Every new month I just get so excited that a new month has arrived and I am alive to witness it.
How about you guys? Are you glad it's October or its all the same to you?
Well! I am happy for you and for me, Nothing do me,Nothing do una, we dey kampe.
Na God oh.Na God!
I am also excited cos October is the month of my brother's birthday. So basically my favorite Months are March,December,September,October,January and June.
Das like half of the 12 months abi. I think February sef is among it.
In short I like new months.
Anyway today is Nigeria's Independence day. I should say Yay! But ehm the only thing I have to say about it is that I no go work today.
I am gonna sleep late mehn.
So the forthcoming Muslim festival reminded me of our topic today.
Being unequally yoked can be in marriage, business,friendship etc.
My focus is however on relationships and marriage.
Yep! Thats my focus cos my mum is a christian and my dad is a muslim.
Have I never mentioned it?
He is and my mum is a christian.
I still wonder how the two of them worked it out but I think My dad is pretty liberal to say the truth. Till date.
That probably had a great deal to do with it.
He basically allowed all of us to choose whatever religion we wanted sha.
Everyone of us kids had to find our path.
I think he was intelligent enough to realise that you can't force anybody into any religion.
We haven't killed a "Sallah ram" for years cos he's being abroad and his coming home never coincided with any Sallah festival. And if he wasn't around nobody was doing anything nah besides who would kill the ram?
Me I can't even kill a chicken.
Anyway I am not looking forward to all the stress of that ram thing jare.
And all kinds of "mogbo moya" tins.lol.
So where was i?
Muslim /Christian Unions abi.
There was a time when a man's faith or lack of didn't matter to me.
But now,it does.
I just feel more comfortable marrying someone that shares the same faith as I do.
Besides the Bible tells us not to be unequally yoked.
But that's just me sha. Some are making it work for them.
It takes a lot acceptance,tolerance and compromise.
I don't think any sort or prejudice or scorn can work in that kain scenario.
If you can't cope then don't go into it abeg.
During that fasting period my mum was out of the country on vacation.
See wahala! Waking up early momo to cook food. E no easy. But it had to be done.
The man go sha eat. Although I managed to dodge most of it sha.
How about you?
What do you think?
Have you had any experience with dating someone who has a different faith?
How did you work it out?
Do differences in religion matter in a relationship or marriage?