Love is not war but it is worth fighting for, and the best way to fight is by arming yourself with knowledge.
Burning Questions, Flaming Answers is a compilation of questions by single and married people about their struggles. Like how frustrating it can be to keep shooting your shot and no lady gives you face. And speaking of shots, what if you found out your spouse-to-be shoots blanks? Or do you want to get hitched but you seem to be caught in the one-month relationship loop. Could this be the work of your village people or…
How can you tell if you are making the right decision? Is there a magic formula to make your in-laws like you?
And sex! The one thing no one wants to talk about, especially in the church. Also, much ado about the ongoing debate on whether a Christian can be a feminist. There is a whole chapter speaking on that.
In this book, Godman Akinlabi meticulously tries to answer these questions and many more, striking a balance with the spiritual and the practical approach.
If you happen to be married and what you thought would be a fairy tale is beginning to look like an unending horror flick, don’t give up just yet. You just didn’t have the conversations you were supposed to have while courting. I mean, who would have thought that sharing a bedroom or having separate rooms would be a big problem? No one. Not when they are too busy locking hands and gazing at the stars in each other’s eyes.
The words on these pages won’t bring immediate solutions to your marital struggles, but they will do a great deal in shedding light on the real problems. First being that your spouse is not the enemy because two shall become one, not Tom and Jerry. You deserve pure bliss in your marriage and I’m not talking about the biscuit.
I love this book because apart from being super relatable with questions that address things we think about on a regular, the directives detailed in its pages are pretty easy to follow. Nothing bogus or fancy.
Should you choose to make your relationship work or be a better spouse, taking these practical steps highlighted shouldn’t be a big deal.
Do not rush this book. It is not a storybook. It’s a truth-revealing, life-changing, get-yourself-together kind of book. There are no hopeless situations. Open your heart, your mind and your spirit, and you will be truly blessed.
Reviewed by Yemi Taiwo. Yemi is one chemist you won’t catch mixing chemicals. Instead, she creates powerful reactive agents with the use of words. It’s no wonder she’s called “D Word Chemist.” You can find her mixing concoctions at her lab.