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I'm Chadia!

Thank you for joining me on a journey where I figure out Life on God's terms. What does he want? What does he require of me?

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For The Daughters Who Miss Their Fathers

To my beautiful searcher,

My darling, I know that he was your king. He stood, and all those monsters under your bed went away. I remember once, waking up mid-scream, the only name on my lips was Dad. Ran, bared-feet to his arms to complain, that these demons don’t go away. He came, like a king, making decrees and prayed into that space, spoke peace within my being, and I knew in that moment, that this is what a man should be.

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We Want Real Man?

Dear Brother,

I’m sorry that in our attempts to provide a moral standard for manhood and womanhood – in the limitations of our human wisdom – we’ve confused legions of you.

We’ve made you believe that there is something that you can or cannot do that will exchange that which has been divinely conferred upon you. We were dead wrong. We are dead wrong!The standard should have ALWAYS been God. The standard is ALWAYS God. The standard will ALWAYS be God.

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The Real Man

Dear Real Man,

I call you a real man not because you are faithful to your wife and love your children.

I call you a real man not because you own the brand of loyalty that caused you to sacrifice your freedom and do some time in the joint in the stead of snitching on your homeboy who actually committed the crime. Read more


It’s All In The “Value of Choice”

I told a really close friend of mine once that: “In the pursuit of happiness, we actively try to avoid pain as ardently as possible. In actuality, however, the avoidance of pain is virtually impossible. Happiness isn’t the absence of pain, trials, or lack in our lives; instead, it is found in the perspectives we conceive and hold unto after the pain, trial, or lack is processed. It is ultimately found in contentment.”Read more


Being A Virgin Isn’t Enough

“It’s 2:57 am and I can’t sleep. God has placed some things of great significance on my heart as it pertains to relationships and emotions and how these things affect Christian men and women. I am a 22 year old Christian woman. I have never been in a relationship. My lips remain untouched. I am a virgin. Yet, I am not owner to that sense of wholeness and purity that should come with my chaste status.

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Purity Is Emotional Integrity

When I think of purity, I think of my ability to step into the presence of God in abandon, and I think of functioning at my optimum level in ministry and in life. When I think of purity I think of pleasing God, walking in his precepts and embracing his best for me. But sometimes, I miss that mark.

Most men will say that their struggle with purity is a physical one. They love seeing the curves on a beautiful woman, and their appreciation often converts into a desire to touch that which their eyes have deemed beautiful. As a woman, I think I speak for quite a few women when I say that our struggle is one waged in the emotional realm.

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The Letters Project

In 2014, I started a compilation of letters to my little brothers, Dominic and Chad. They were transitioning into manhood and had gotten to the stage where open chiding brought to them immense scars to their egos. My unplanned assaults of kisses and hugs were no better. They brought to them embarrassment. Still, I wanted to let them know that I was proud of the good things that they did, and I wanted to dissuade bad habits, behaviors and thought patterns without seeming like the overbearing big sister. I also wanted to apologize for the ways in which I felt I had wronged them. It turned out to be so much more. I wrote letters to all my brothers: the ones in Christ, the ones who aren’t in Christ, the ones who are lost, and the ones who are found.

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