Forming Positive Relationships

Lessons from Pharaoh's Daughter on how to tell if a relationship is holding you back

Lessons from Pharaoh's Daughter on how to tell if a relationship is holding you back

I once did a whole blog post and devotional about the fact that Pharaoh’s Daughter was a fore-shadow of Christ. “How?” you ask, lovely? Because she:

Yet imagine my surprise when I recently rediscovered Hebrews 11:24-25, which says that:

“Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin…”

This showed me that the same relationships that were once blessings can also go on to hold us back from speaking up, stepping out and shining as the woman of God that He created us to be, if we don’t know how to spot the 4 tell-tale signs that I shared on my Facebook page this week via the video below.

Lessons from Eve on how to defy the curse & have a godly relationship

Lessons from Eve on how to defy the curse & have a godly relationship

So...if you've been rocking with me for a while then you will know that I have a real heart for women and all things female empowerment.

If you've been paying really close attention, you'll also know that a lot of the reason for this is because of things like:

  • Having a grandmother who was denied an education (whilst growing up in Nigeria) simply because she was female- restricting her options and quality of life

  • Witnessing multiple (other female) role models either forfeit their dreams, stay in abusive relationships or operate from a place of low self-worth

due to projected social norms, tradition and religion.

This is why I do what I do in terms of writing, mentoring, podcasting and speaking via the FarAboveRubiesCollection.com. (By changing the narrative for Christian women- one Bible story at a time- my mission is to help Christian women to know their worth, power and purpose so that they can speak up, step out and shine as women of God (rather than end up in the kinds of situations I grew up seeing)).

Well, recently I had the opportunity to take my message offline when I was invited to speak at the "Real Life" youth event at Edmonton Methodist Church, as shown via the video below.

Lessons from the 10 virgins on how to build purposeful relationships

Lessons from the 10 virgins on how to build purposeful relationships

When I was in secondary (or high) school our head mistress taught us a song in one of our assemblies. The lyrics were:

"Accentuate the positive

Eliminate the negative

Latch on to the affirmative

Don't mess with Mr. In-between"

I know you're probably wondering how this all ties in with today's theme and title, right lovely?

Okay, let me explain!

It occurred to me that in all my recent chat about relationships, I'd only really talked about how to set healthy boundaries in them- aka how to swat away negative, unhealthy or non purposeful relationships.

Yet I hadn't spent much time talking about how you can build positive, healthy and purposeful relationships so that you can harness their power (as detailed here). To fix that, I shared exactly that on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below!

How and why female friendships are so important with Naama Barnea-Goraly

How and why female friendships are so important with Naama Barnea-Goraly

In today's interview, I will be talking about how and why female friendships are important with none other than the amazing Naama Barnea-Goraly (M.D. and creator of Telle- a private app designed especially for women to connect with the women they can be themselves with, and nurture female friendships). 

By the end of this video you will know:

  • The difference between male and female communication and why it evolved that way

  • The science behind female friendships in terms of how they can improve your health and well-being

  • How to foster healthy female friendships (plus how the Telle app can help!)

  • And much more!

Sound like your cup of tea, lovely?

Great! You can do whatever it is you need to do to get comfortable and press play to access this awesome conversation, below:

Lessons from the 10 virgins on the characteristics of purposeful vs non purposeful relationships

Lessons from the 10 virgins on the characteristics of purposeful vs non purposeful relationships

In the last few weeks we have been spending a lot of time in Matthew 25 studying The Parable of the 10 Virgins and what they have to teach us about relationships.

Today, now that we know why relationships are so important and all that jazz, we are going to be talking about what they reveal about the characteristics of purposeful versus non purposeful relationships so that we know exactly which relationships we need to:

in order to achieve our God-given purpose(s).....all of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.

Lessons from Noah's Female Relatives on Why Relationships are so Important

Lessons from Noah's Female Relatives on Why Relationships are so Important

This week, I found myself in the book of Genesis reading the story of Noah. As usual, though, it was the women in his life that caught my attention. (Y'all know by now how much I love studying the women of the Bible, right?)

This time, it was the women in Noah's life that peaked my interest. Namely:

  • His wife

  • His daughters-in-law

Why? Well, 3 things...

These women demonstrate:

  1. Why relationships are so important (hint- your purpose depends on them!)

  2. What the 2 key relationships are (or should be) in your life

  3. Why you need to develop your relationship with yourself in order to receive the 2 key relationships (mentioned above)

All of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.

How to go from Trauma to Triumph with Kathy Haan

How to go from Trauma to Triumph with Kathy Haan

In today's interview, I will be talking about how to go from trauma to triumph with the amazing international success and business mentor, author and speaker that is- Kathy Haan (of Idyllicpursuit.com). 

By the end of this video you will know:

  • Why it's important to let go of the pain that others have inflicted on you and how to do it
  • When you should get life coaching or a mentor and what qualities you should be looking for
  • How to become a coach, even if you have no qualifications
  • How to build wealth consciousness and ditch your old money mindset
  • And much more!

Sound like your cup of tea, lovely?

Great! You can do whatever it is you need to do to get comfortable and press play to access this awesome conversation, below:

(PS apologies in advance, as my mic decided to chime in the conversation with some major feedback during certain points of the conversation).

How to win the dating game as a woman with Stacii Jae Johnson

How to win the dating game as a woman with Stacii Jae Johnson

In today's interview, I will be talking about how to win the dating game with amazing dating and relationship "fixer" Stacii Jae Johnson (of Staciijaejohnson.com). 

By the end of this video you will know:

  • How women can feel more empowered during the dating process
  • The key reasons women should date multiple men (without intimacy) to find the one
  • How women can develop self-love and set boundaries while dating
  • And much more!

Sound like your cup of tea, lovely?

Great! You can do whatever it is you need to do to get comfortable and press play to access this awesome conversation, below: