About - Ifeoluwa Ijaopo
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Ifeoluwa grew up in a Christian home; an atmosphere that encouraged devotion but not fanaticism, service to God but not eye-service. It was also an atmosphere of dedicated believers, but in the context of contemporary happenings, not real.

The danger with not being real is that issues are left unaddressed. This leaves many in the dark as to what is right or wrong at a time when they need answers the most.


My Observation


I often wonder, as a teenager, when we would be grown or free enough to talk about matters of love, masturbation, premarital, sex abortion and a host of others. Why do we decide to turn a deaf ear and keep a blind eye on issues like these, as if their occurrences in our everyday life are not real?


My View


For me, Christianity is not just about lifting holy hands and bowing sacred heads and knees. A proper Christian space should also be concerned about the realities of life; the highs and lows, thins and thicks and the roughs and smooths. Jesus said that in the world we shall face tribulation.


Our background knowledge on the activities of witches and wizards has limited our understanding of tribulations to the spiritual—the unseen negative forces.


However, I am pleased to inform you that tribulations might just have a new meaning, especially to the 21st century Christians. Tribulations to us range from succumbing to peer pressure to bitterness at the place of work.


My Belief


I believe it is imperative that we become real enough to trash these “21st-century tribulations”. We must understand that the responsibility to be bold and confident to talk about real-life issues will not expose our vulnerability but strengthen our resolve to overcome, regardless of daunting challenges.


It is, therefore, a burning desire for me to provide listening ears, a caring heart and, more importantly, a platform for other Christians to talk about peculiar issues of life as we all journey on this Christian race.


I believe it is easier for anyone to scale the hurdle and surer to hit the target when we have a companion in life. That is why I am calling on all and sundry to join this love train.


Let’s do life together! Let’s talk about it! Let’s be real!


Ifeoluwa Ijaopo