MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
A priest with the Anglican Church, The Revd. Adefope Adetujoye has cautioned married couples not to allow any circumstance to make them destroy their marriage as it would be
dangerous to exit the marital relationship unceremoniously.
He gave the advice in his sermon on Saturday at the wedding of Engr. Marvin Ifeadi, son of a former Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Dr Brasca Ifeadi and Dr. Ama,
daughter of Dr. Larry Odigwe at the Anglican Church of Ascension, Opebi Lagos. Both families are from Delta State.
According to the priest, “the intention of God when he instituted marriage between man and woman was hinged on blessedness but because of the fall of man, a lot of challenges now beset marriage.”
He pointed out that “such challenges now make it inevitable for some marriages to last for only six months, one year, ten years, twenty eight years and so on, and suddenly crash.
To him, it is the responsibility of couples to make their marriages work and last their life time.
He has therefore charged Marvin and Ama including other married couples not to take their marital vows for granted adding that if they could have the fear of God, their marriages
would be successful.
Regrettably, he said couples in contemporary time, do not have fear of God anymore. He noted that every one was living by the mercy of God but quickly stressed that such mercy
should not be taken for granted.
The priest wondered why many Christians would always ask for the blessings of God without being interested in obeying God’s commandments.
He charged couples to see love as key in their marriage as according to him, no marriage would succeed without love as expressly specified in II Corinthians Chapter 13.
The wedding reception which took at Etal event center on Kudirat Abiola Way, Ikeja attracted a lot of dignitaries from various walks of life many of whom are friends and associates of
the bride and groom’s parents. Friends of Marvin and Ama were also largely in attendance with members of both families present in great members.
A fortnight ago, the traditional marriage ceremony of the couple had taken place at the bride parents’ Warri residence with many family members, friends, associates in attendance.