During the past few weeks several people have asked me, ‘Why on earth are you doing this divorce seminar?’
To be honest I’d rather NOT be doing it.
I’d rather be happily married and not have to think about it!!
But the reality is that I AM going through a divorce.
So too are numerous couples in Nigeria, and all over the world.
The tortuous and often lonely experience of the past year opened my eyes to the silent suffering of so many others.
So, in a nutshell this seminar is for the purpose of helping people (myself included) to accept their situation, accept God’s love and forgiveness, and endeavour to move on with their lives.
It is far better to help, encourage and support one another to get up and press on with life, than to allow ourselves to wallow alone in defeat, anger, bitterness, resentment and self pity, to name but a few.
Yes – this seminar goes against the principles of our ‘keep it private’ society.
But by keeping our torment private we risk the likely-hood of the devil having a field day with our minds – condemnation, guilt, failure, fear, sorrow, anger, bitterness, un-forgiveness, and so many other dangerous and negative thoughts that prevent us from recognising that there is still plenty of hope, and an awesome amount of love – all around us.
Divorce is one of life’s most painful experiences.
The pain of two hearts being torn apart.
For those with children, the terrible effect it can have on them.
For many people, divorce is literally hell.
But it is NOT the end.
Divorce can also be an opportunity to rise from the ashes.
Date : Saturday, 15th September, 2012
Time : 10am to 4pm
Venue : Ocean Pearl, Ocean View, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Admission : Free