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|Business / Re: Users Of ATM Will No Longer Pay N100 On Withdrawals - CBN by charlsecy4(m): 5:47am On Nov 14, 2012|
chux76: Are we not missing some vital info here..read the emboldened properly...banks can use that in their favor.
[size=13]Please let's be sensible in our use of Nairaland. You quoted the whole passage only for you to respond to a particular line of information you call "emboldened." You should have quoted only the "emboldened," and it's not too late to edit your response accordingly.[/size]
|Religion / What Form Are We Going To Stay In Heaven [or Hell]? by charlsecy4(m): 10:55am On Nov 13, 2012|
I was wondering in what nature we would appear in Heaven or Hell? What would be the look of our face? Would it be the same as the one we carried while on earth? What about our height, our gait, and all others?
|Health / Re: Brush After Breakfast, Not Before — Expert by charlsecy4(m): 9:19pm On Nov 11, 2012|
Please read this to know how to take care of your dental health:
Some years ago, I was at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Dentistry Department. I had come to have my teeth scaled. After the procedure, a student dentist asked me, "What type of brush do you use?" "Soft," I replied. "Oh, that's very good." "When do you brush your teeth?" "It depends, sometimes before a meal, other times after the meal," was my response. So, I asked him about a better time to brush. He said, "it is better to brush your teeth after the meal." "Brush your teeth twice daily, last thing before going to bed and after breakfast the following morning. Use soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. Change your toothbrush every 3 months," he concluded. I nodded because it seemed I had doing most of these times he said.
I later found out that there are conflicting opinions on when to brush, before or after a meal. Even a student dentist who lived in the same flat as me back in the University days disagreed with the idea of brushing after a meal in the morning. All agree that you should brush your teeth before going to bed, but they don't seem to have a harmonious opinion on when to brush in the morning, before or after breakfast. Doctors and dentists have their own opinions on things and let's face it, they are human, they are not always correct. However, I personally support the idea of brushing your teeth after having a breakfast.
***Why Brushing Your Teeth After Having a Breakfast Is Better***
First ask yourself this question: "Why do I brush my teeth?"
Now I continue:
You must have noticed a soft sticky layer forming on our teeth everyday. This layer is called PLAQUE. It is mainly formed of food debris and bacteria. Brushing your teeth removes plaque and gives you clean teeth, gums and a fresh breath. For healthy teeth and gums it is mandatory to have good oral hygiene and for that brushing should be perfect. When you eat, some food particles remain in your mouth. Bacteria feed on them, become energized to carry out their "illegal" activities of weighing down your teeth, gum and overall dental health. Brushing remains one of the most, or the most potent "police" checking the activities of these bacteria.
Of what much use is it to brush your teeth before eating in the morning, and soon afterwards you eat, leaving food particles in your mouth, thereby defeating the purpose for which you have brushed? You may ask, "but my mouth is not fresh in the morning when I wake up, so I should brush before eating!" To that I say, "it is because you didn't brush your mouth before going to bed at night!" You see, BRUSHING AFTER HAVING BREAKFAST IS BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT YOU BRUSHED LAST NIGHT BEFORE GOING TO BED.
Another important thing I must I add is that YOU SHOULD WAIT AT LEAST 1 HOUR AFTER HAVING A MEAL BEFORE BRUSHING. If you had fruits, soda, wine or any food that contains acid, you need to wait about an hour before you brush your teeth. The acids in many foods soften the tooth enamel, making it vulnerable to damage from brushing. Rinsing your mouth with water won’t speed up the process. An hour after meal is enough time for the acids to clear away and the enamel to re-harden. In addition, brushing your teeth EXCESSIVELY and brushing TOO LONG can also LEAD to GUM DISEASES and TOOTH DECAY as the enamel is brushed off.
THE REASON WHY THIS IS NOT SO EASY TO PUT INTO PRACTICE IS BECAUSE OUR WORLD TODAY IS FAST-PACED. IMAGINE A WORKER WHO HAS TO BE IN THEIR PLACE OF WORK BEFORE 7:30AM; DO YOU EXPECT THEM TO WAIT AN HOUR AFTER MEAL BEFORE BRUSHING THEIR TEETH AND GOING TO WORK? JUST DO IT IF YOU CAN.
***Caring For Your Teeth***
Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day, for two to three minutes each time. Make sure you brush on all sides of your teeth and your tongue. Brushing properly is a must to avoid plaque from accumulating on your gums and to remove food debris on your teeth — both of which can cause tooth decay. You can ask your dentist for a demonstration. It is best to do one of these times before you go to bed, as your mouth does not have the same salivary protection when you are sleeping as it does during the day. Brushing will reduce the damage caused by plaque byproducts and toxins.
Spend time moving the bristles at and below the gum line, where it is most important to clean. The toothpaste can go on after those two minutes, and you can have the advantage of fluoride, whitening, stain removal or whatever works better for you because it's applied to a nice clean surface.
Floss your teeth daily and after any food that will stick in your teeth (i.e. corn on the cob, caramel, peanut butter, etc.). This cleans the other sides of your teeth that you couldn't reach with your toothbrush.
Find a fluoride mouthwash. Fluoride mouthwashes help to strengthen tooth enamel. Teach children between the age of six and twelve good rinsing skills to prevent swallowing. Follow the directions on the bottle.
Avoid snacking constantly. Snacking constantly can cause plaque to build up on your teeth, which can increase the risk of getting cavities. Instead of reaching for the chocolate, nibble a bit of cheese as a snack. Cheese and milk are really good for keeping healthy teeth because they are alkaline. This counteracts the acids that eat away at your teeth. Avoid sugary and/or sticky foods. Sugar feeds the bacteria in your mouth, which then excrete substances that break down tooth enamel. Eat lots of vegetables, and drink water instead of soda or juice. Remember that fruit juices are full of acids and natural sugars. Keep drinking these to a minimum or only drink them at meal times, when the saliva is flowing most.
Replace your toothbrush every three months.
Visit your dentist at least every six months and every time that you have a problem with your teeth.
Don't swallow toothpaste. Be sure to rinse and spit after brushing.
Less is more. Don't floss, brush teeth, or scrape tongue too roughly. Over-brushing or rough flossing can cause gums to recede.
Some toothpastes are not recommended to be used daily if they are too strong - check the label of your toothpaste for details.
Never brush your teeth right after a big meal. Wait about an hour and then go. Otherwise, you could damage your enamel!
Don't swallow mouth wash.
After having an especially sugary drink, washing your mouth out with water will help get rid of harmful acids
Don't use a brush with firm bristles, as this will scratch away at the protective layer that coats your teeth. USE ONLY MEDIUM- or SOFT-BRISTLED TOOTHBRUSH.
|Health / Re: Brush After Breakfast, Not Before — Expert by charlsecy4(m): 4:32pm On Nov 11, 2012|
[size=15]Good, but don't brush immediately after eating. Wait at least 1 hour before brushing. This is because acids in food soften the enamel, brushing immediately after means gradual withering of dental foundation. Rinse your mouth, and WAIT AT LEAST 1 hour before brushing...[/size]
For more information, please see my (charlsecy4) post at http://www.nairaland.com/1022816/tips-mantain-fresh-breath-kiss
|Religion / Re: Have You Ever Seen A Vision? by charlsecy4(m): 3:41pm On Nov 11, 2012|
fellis: For instance when a family relative died, I saw it in a dream the night before, when I lost a significant amount of money with my wallet I saw it in a dream the night before....
Why not always pray to cancel the impending ill-luck? Of what use does it serve if you end up experiencing the unfortunate events you saw in your flashes/visions?
|Religion / Re: Ashamed Of Your Traditional Name Based On Religious Beliefs by charlsecy4(m): 2:54pm On Nov 11, 2012|
If you are not comfortable with your name, you are free to change to a better one. And I have no reason to change any of my names as all is well-meaning....
mumumugu: UMUDIBIA: Children of a native doctor
"Dibia" does not necessarily mean "native doctor" in Igbo. Dibia means "Doctor," as in "Dibia Bekee": Medical Doctor, "Dibia Mkpọrọgwụ": Herbalist. "Dibia": Witch Doctor (depends on context).
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 9:12pm On Nov 10, 2012|
jammyng: 1st Corinthians 7 vs 10 and 11. There's no room for divorce in a REAL Christian marriage according to the bible.
That says, "To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife."
It is wrong to say, "There's no room for divorce."
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 9:13pm On Nov 09, 2012|
otooro: I don't think i'm contradicting the Bible. Just like you quoted (in italics) "anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery" - whatever the reason. Remember: "Till death do us part" except for death no remarriage.
[size=15]The passage says, ""But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for intimate immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery."
When a partner is involved in marital infidelity, they break the "one flesh" covenant!
The portion in green reflects that the divorce happened for a reason other that infidelity, in view of the text in blue. It could be due to abuse, gross disrespect, etc.[/size]
|Phones / Re: My Conversation With MTN Customer Care This Morning by charlsecy4(m): 3:43pm On Nov 09, 2012|
Abujafood: True true? How come she 'spoken' pidgin at the end of the conversation?
It's only you that don't know that MTN agent can service you in Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, English or Pidgin
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 10:23am On Nov 09, 2012|
Go through http://bible.cc/matthew/5-32.htm and http://bible.cc/matthew/19-9.htm
I put s.exual immorality. It's Nairaland word censor that changed it to intimate immorality.
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 10:15am On Nov 09, 2012|
bamto: @ OP. Your deductions are sound but your premise is confusing. You mixed up the conditions for divorce in a Christian marriage with the conditions for annulment in law.
*Title adjusted to better reflect modified content*
However, those conditions for annulment are very applicable, especially in the Catholic Church, which is a Christan sect.
bamto: The trouble with many christians is the foundation. When you get unequally yoked with unbelievers or nominal christians, divorce is not far from you. No two sincere children of God marry and get divorced cos God is not the author of confusion.
I agree with you. People marry for very wrong reasons these days!
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 9:11am On Nov 09, 2012|
Smallville4live: Both of them should remain in the marriage. For God does not support divorce. Marriage is a lifetime thing.
If there is threat to life, you have the option of seperation. You can be seperated from your partner for as long as possible, but not divorce them. If you divorce them, the two of you shouldn't be remarried to another, because the reason for the divorce was not infidelity.
Crownvilla: @ OP and all;Aren't we missing something here? Jesus the authur and finisher of our faith talks specifically about fornication and NOT adultery as the condition that allows a person to divorce his/her spouse in Mat 19:9 (At least in the King James Version) Are we saying that Jesus doesn't/didn't know the difference between fornication and adultery?
[size=14]Kill your confusion by reading as many translations as possible[/size].
emmanwandud: If ur wife is been disturbed by marine or forest spirit under such grounds do we classify it under anullment or outright divorce
[size=14]Prayers, and faith in GOD can save her. Please don't ask me if you should divorce your partner if they have fever![/size]
otooro: 5. If you must divorce due to infidelity, then you can't re-marry, hence it is adultery.
[size=14]Please don't contradict Matthew 5: 32; "But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for intimate immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 12:02am On Nov 09, 2012|
johhnnie: I think then, that the bible does not forbid a man from marrying more than one wife. Since, it is not counted for d man in question not to remarry but d woman.
This absolutely doesn't make sense, and you know it!
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 10:31pm On Nov 08, 2012|
tlops: The Question is: How can someone who is married commit fornication?
I think you understood what the Bible says on that verse. You just want to play the Devil's advocate.
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 4:59pm On Nov 08, 2012|
[size=15]Matthew 5: 32; But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.![/size]
You asked a question. You didn't wait for a response before your senseless condemnation!
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 4:56pm On Nov 08, 2012|
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 2:27pm On Nov 08, 2012|
tobechi20: Many of us wil stil end up divorcin 4 wrong reason
lawyer: What of if a man continuously beats his wife or his wife is verbally abusive to the extent of making him insane, they shouldn't divorce abi because the bible didn't say so?
They can divorce, but shouldn't remarry to other persons. The only option is reconciliation.
toluxa1: A whole lot of the points you have listed here especially with regards to annulment are not even close to Biblical.
Common wisdom should tell you that a marriage entered into using, say, deceit, force, is not ordained by GOD. Can you marry your blood relation, say, your sibling?
jamp: Anybody dt divorces his/her partner on the groundsd of infidelity is not ready for marriage.
You have said what you, yourself, know is not true!
jammyng: As far as I'm concerned, there could be no room for divorce in a real Christian marriage.
Tundeiknow: A marriage instituted and led by God can't be divorced
Please, quickly read Matthew 5:31-32.
|Family / Re: Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 1:48pm On Nov 08, 2012|
a1solution: 'IF YOU SAY BLOOD RELATION IS AN IMPEDIMENT' IN THE REAL SENSE EVERYBODY IS BROTHER AND SISTER, SO NO ONE SHOULD MARRY EACH OTHER.THINK ABOUT IT.
Most cultures define a degree of closeness within which a marriage cannot occur.
|Family / Conditions For Divorce In Christianity, and [Some Legal] Grounds for Annulment by charlsecy4(m): 7:10am On Nov 08, 2012|
I have come to believe that most Christians are yet to understand the institution of matrimony as GOD has intended it. And that is why I have decided to come up with this write-up to educate Christians and other willing readers on what exactly divorce mean from a Christian point of view, and annulment from a moral and legal perspective, which, I think, should also be applicable to Christians, and the conditions that might necessitate each.
Divorce: Formally declare that a man and a woman who had been validly married are no longer husband and wife.
Annulment: Formally declare that certain conditions were not met before a man and a woman get "married," and therefore, the union was null and void from the beginning.
One thing is clear: GOD HATES DIVORCE!
Now, let me be straight with you: the Church permits divorce [and remarriage] based strictly on ONE condition. The condition is infidelity. If one of the partners is unfaithful, it's up to the other partner to remain in the union or walk away in divorce. If divorce has occurred for any reason other than infidelity, the optimum solution is reconciliation and restoration of the marriage. I mean, couples who divorced on grounds not associated with infidelity are not Biblically allowed to remarry other people. The only solution is to remain single, or be reconciled with their spouse.
[size=15]A married Christian can ONLY remarry if:[/size]
They divorced their partner on condition of infidelity (Matthew 5:31-32).
Their partner is unchristian, and has walked away from the marriage (1 Corinthians 7:15).
Their partner has died (Romans 7:2-3) (not induced death).
However, there is a prevailing Biblical exhortation to “forgive one another,” as in Ephesians 4:32 and Colossians 3:13. It is entirely Biblical for the offended party to seek God diligently for the grace to forgive the adulterous spouse.
If the basis for a marriage was invalid, then there is no need to divorce. The marriage can simply be annulled by designated officer(s), and both the man and the woman can get married to any other person, unlike in divorce. To divorce a marriage means to declare that a man and a woman who had been validly married are not longer husband and wife. To annul a marriage denotes to declare that certain conditions were not met before a man and a woman get "married," and therefore, the union was null and void from the beginning.
[size=15]What can make a marriage divorceable [and remarriage]?[/size]
[size=15]What can make a marriage annullable?[/size]
A marriage is annullable if the marriage has been essentially invalid from the beginning. A declaration of nullity may be required from a designated authority to establish this, a declaration that a marriage never existed even though a ceremony took place. Certain conditions could make a "marriage" annullable:
Non-consummation: Saying "I do" at the altar is not enough; there must be unprotected sexual intercourse within a period from the date of exchange of marital vows. If, for no GOOD reason, one of the partners refuses to have sexual relations within the period, the aggrieved partner can call for annulment. Impotence may make a marriage annullable.
Force or duress: If a partner was coerced into marriage, then the union is annullable. For example, you see a woman or their family threatening to deal with a man, that he must marry their daughter because he has made her pregnant, or a woman claiming to be pregnant to the groom.
Mental capacity: There was a man called Dogo in my village back then. He was mentally unstable. Anyhow, I heard his family got a "wife" for him. Now, such union, if it happened, was invalid because Dogo was unable to understand the institution of marriage because of his mental insufficiency. Therefore, neither him nor his "wife" was truly married! Even if a person is mentally stable, they may not yet be mentally developed to understand the institution of marriage. For example, a 6-year-old. Such persons are also unable to enter into a valid marriage.
Deceit: A marriage is annullable if one of the partners deceived the other partner, maybe by withdrawing some vital information necessary for the other partner to take the decision whether to get married to the person or not. For example, a woman's genotype is AS, and the man's own is also AS, but the woman conspired with the doctor and gave the impression that she is AA. If the man marries the woman and later discovers the truth, he can, if he so wishes, calls for annulment. Concealment of an important piece of information. For example, an addiction to alcohol or drugs, conviction of a felony, or children from a prior relationship. If one spouse has failed to disclose important facts like these, the other may be able to get an annulment.
Blood relations: A valid marriage cannot occur between people who are too closely related by blood. Most cultures define a degree of closeness within which a marriage cannot occur.
Unauthorized marriage: A marriage is invalid if it was supervised by an unauthorized person.
Being already duly married: You cannot marry a person if you are already validly married to another.
Either party made a public perpetual vow of chastity in a religious institute: Marrying, for example, a Catholic priest, sworn to celibacy, is of no effect.
Impediment of crime: Bringing about the death of one's own spouse or the spouse of another, with the intention of marriage.
Note: All marriages are considered VALID until proven otherwise
|Romance / Re: Funny & Silly Things Guy Do To Impress You by charlsecy4(m): 3:43pm On Nov 07, 2012|
Mankind8: yes I am a guy, 'It is a Reportive Request.. Third persons' Statement..
[size=15]You never indicated you were talking about a friend.[/size]
|Fashion / Re: Is Natural Hair Preferred Over Chemically Treated Hair? by charlsecy4(m): 2:53pm On Nov 07, 2012|
[size=20]Women love any hair that is not their own![/size]
|Crime / Re: Student Hospitalized After Outing With Facebook Friend... by charlsecy4(m): 10:59am On Nov 07, 2012|
rodeo0070: A 21-year-old student has been hospitalised, after she was allegedly pushed down from the third floor of a building in Lagos, following a disagreement with a man she met on the social network, Facebook.
So ihe m nwere ike ikwu buna, "Ijiji na-enweghi ndumodu na-eso ozu aba n'ime ini." [All that I have to say is, "An unwise fly follows the corpse to the grave."]
Feraz: Abeg, which one be "rape her" I bow for all these lingos here o! Call it what it is "R.APE" not "RAPE"
femliany: "....the man tore her dress and tried to Molestation her" See grammar..u no dey hear word abi?
[size=20]That was Nairaland word censor. It's not from the author. When you type in a sexually explicit word, the system will automatically edit the word to become less sexual. It's done for decency reasons. OK?[/size]
|Romance / Re: The First Thing You Look At Before Marriage? by charlsecy4(m): 7:16am On Nov 07, 2012|
ovwigho1: physical strength
Originakalokalo: Body size character,and finance
Tamita: ALL OF THE ABOVE.
iykak47: Character and Beauty,with complete body particulars.
Kassidy90: Religion, Xter, Family background, Education status, Professio, Financial status, Physique
ACM10: 1. Beauty: Eye go first chop. I will ask myself, "is she presentable?" "Can I proudly walk on the street with her?"
kumbalo: character, beauty, and tribe
|Romance / Re: The First Thing You Look At Before Marriage? by charlsecy4(m): 7:13am On Nov 07, 2012|
I will consider character first.
|Culture / Re: How Do You Call It In Your Mother Language? by charlsecy4(m): 2:23pm On Nov 06, 2012|
slimyem: Its called "Tatibahun" in my dialect..
As if we all knew your dialect!
|NYSC / Re: A thread for corpers posted to Niger by charlsecy4(m): 9:56pm On Nov 05, 2012|
[size=20]Are there possible Boko Haram attacks in Niger state?[/size]
|NYSC / Re: I Laminated My Callup Letter; Is There Any Punishment For That? by charlsecy4(m): 10:05pm On Nov 04, 2012|
I don't think it is a problem!
|Celebrities / Re: New Pictures Of Chidimma And Chidiebere Aneke by charlsecy4(m): 10:00pm On Nov 04, 2012|
[size=20]Too digitalized for my liking![/size]
|Health / Re: How Do You View Fat People? by charlsecy4(m): 9:32pm On Nov 03, 2012|
[size=15]I find fat girls sexually appealling! They have curves and I love curves.[/size]
|Education / Re: 53% Foreign-schooled Doctors Fail Induction Tests by charlsecy4(m): 7:52am On Nov 02, 2012|
KENESAGA: 4 THOSE THAT ARE CALLING UKRAIN, ARE THEIR UNIS NOT RANKED ABOVE NIGERIAN UNIS?
Please don't use the rankings for any purpose. They are strictly for official use.
|Politics / Re: Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Sacks 160 Workers by charlsecy4(m): 7:28am On Nov 02, 2012|
Zeddicus: I still wonder where these newspapers make their money from.
They make a very large percentage of their income from advertising. The revenue from sales is negligible!
|Religion / Re: Nigerian Anglican Opposes British Govt. on the Selection of Bishop of Canterbury by charlsecy4(m): 11:49am On Nov 01, 2012|
afam4eva: Is the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Anglican church what the Pope is to the Catholic church?
italo: Not exactly. The Pope is the visible head of the Catholic Church on earth; the Archbishop of Canterbury is not the head of the Anglican Church. Its the Queen of England.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. In his role as head of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop leads the third largest group of Christians in the world.
Archbishop of Canterbury
afam4eva: Do other Anglican churches in the world take orders from the Archbishop of Canterbury?
I taught the Nigerian Anglican communion had broken away from their English counterpart when they (English) consecrated a homosexual bishop.
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