Episode 3
Everyone seem to be blaming me for the troubles in my marriage. It’s okay, I accept the blames but there are many things I have seen that add up to my worries. Like I said before, my husband is not the talking type and you hardly know when he’s angry or displease about something. If he didn’t want me to do a 21 days marathon fasting, should he not have stopped me? Did he stop me and I refused to stop? I’m not a sex addict, hence I only give in whenever he ask me. He claimed we’ve not been intimate for quite a while, yes, that’s true. But did he ask me? Was there anytime I deny him? Did I just leave my kitchen for Stella? No, I did that to please him since he grew up in the village and his love and taste for local meal. I lived all my life in Lagos, I can cook continental meals very well. But Stella does well with local dishes.
What is wrong in a woman who has been waiting for the fruit of the womb for almost a decade to be closer to God? Only women who had been childless for that long can understand my plights. I don’t have any other gods than Jehovah, hence I dedicated my time praying and fasting for us, our expected children and his job.
My worries increased the day I saw a pack of codom in my husband’s briefcase. He just arrived from a three day trip and I was trying to remove his things from the briefcase, a pack of codom just fell off. One was already used from the pack. To the best of my knowledge and in all fairness my husband is a good Christian and a gentleman to a fault. But what was condom doing in his briefcase? I tried to ask him but I couldn’t. I kept that to myself until I started noticing his lustful attitudes towards Stella.
The breaking news why I insisted Stella must leave my house is that my husband had threatened me he will marry Stella if I don’t change my character. He told me if he had known Stella before me he would have chosen Stella instead of me. Though he said all these while we were quarreling but I’m not going to take it lightly. The Bible says “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”.
Stella is innocent but her presence in my house is a threat.
She’s a good girl but I smell danger everywhere.
I don’t want my fears to come to pass like it happened to Job in the Bible. Hence I want her out now that an affair has not started between them.
I don’t like my feelings about Stella and my husband.
I thought they say “prevention is better than cure”. Is it not wise to prevent it from happening before it eventually happen?
If I am your biological sister or daughter will you advice me to keep Stella under my roof?
Please be fair to me, tell me the truth like you will tell your daughter or sister. I love my husband and I don’t want to lose him.
I will tell you more about the condom when I come back later….
Episode 4
Two years after our marriage, my husband was seduced by his secretary in the office. They had an affair and he came home to confess to me by himself. He wasn’t spiritually strong then like he’s now. When I listen to his story and carried out my investigation I realized the whole episode was not his fault except that he was weak will. She had succeeded in seducing two other men in the same office including the director, my husband was her third victim.
I guess I was careless not to do anything about it when my husband started talking about how nice and beautiful his new secretary is. I deliberately went to my husband’s office one day just to see this secretary he had talked so much about. She is beautiful, fair in complexion, very curvy and charming. When I saw her I lost my peace, the same feeling I am having with Stella now. I felt intimidated seeing her around my husband because her dressing that day too was a thread to any man around her. I didn’t talk to her except for the greetings.
I went through a major surgery and I was on bed rest for closely three months. This was the most regrettable time of my life. No wonder the Bible says “when men slept the enemies came and sowed tares”. Of a truth, the enemy sowed tares into my vineyard during this time. Because of my ailment Chioma sowed tares of adultery into my marriage. This was the same time Stella took grip of my kitchen. She filled in the gap for me, took care of me, my husband and my house. Stella got closer to my husband this time than ever. My husband saw the qualities that makes her better than me within this time.
The seed of immorality sown by Chioma in my husband’s office and my marriage caused us a lot. The company went on financial recess for almost two years. My husband was not paid for like four months. When Chioma left that company things got better, but a seed has already been sown. Chioma made my husband to have a taste of another woman. She planted a seed of lust in my husband. If I don’t do something fast, the seed will grow and bear bitter fruits in my marriage. I see Stella as a fertile ground to grow the seed planted by Chioma. I want to get rid of Stella so I can get my husband back. Now that he’s lusting after Stella who lives under his roof, he might fall for her someday. My husband is not strong will, he is yet to fall obviously because Stella has not made any advances at him. I would not fold my hands and allow affliction to rise the second time. Stella must leave my house.
The condom I found in my husband’s briefcase was used the day they traveled for a workshop. Everything was Chioma’s hand work. The codom has been there for a long time but my husband was not aware. I didn’t discuss this with anyone because no one will believe me. My husband is a gentleman, I am a bit aggressive and loud. I also try to help him protect his name, especially in the church. It was a mistake, so I decided to deal with it between us. Thereafter I have not suspected him for anything until he started lusting after Stella. My mum told me that if a man is lusting after a woman, the only way he won’t fall is to stop seeing the woman. I think this is the right time my husband stop seeing Stella.
Why should I keep a woman who is more beautiful than me in my house?
Why should I keep a woman who is stealing my husband’s attention away from me gradually?
Should I continue to die in this fear?
Do you say I should leave a woman whom my husband is lusting after in my house?
What if he carry out his threat?
What if Stella begin to find interest in my husband?
If she wants my husband, in a tinkle of an eye, she will have him.
I’m working on my character. But I learnt men get carried away by what they see. My husband is already carried away my Stella’s beauty. I’m out to redeem my husband back.
Should I pursue Stella from my house or I should keep her?

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