Cleric urges couples to avoid ethnic biases

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By Olayinka Latona

Worried by the frequent incidents of divorce in Nigeria with its dire effect on the society, the programme director of Made For Each Other Ministry, Pastor Kunle Adedini has identified ethnic bias, comparison, financial dis-harmony as some of challenges working against marriages.

Adedini, who spoke at a Marriage Seminar held recently in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, noted that for any marriage succ-eed, both partners must pay a price because it is a journey for two person-alities.

Listing five cardinal truths to a successful marriage, Adedini said marriage is a journey that involves two person-alities of humanity and divinity and requires grace to run because it is not a bed of roses.

He noted that marriage is the only institution where a certificate is issued before examination, hence the need for partners to live the rest of their lives to justify the certificate by their daily living.

“To overcome marital problems, couples must have a family vision, define their own happiness, get rid of third party, trust one another and dream at their own pace.

“In the school of marria-ge no graduation, you can only make progress. Anybody who tries to graduate would be a drop-out. Marriage is also a life sentence and it requires a price to pay,” he stated. He en-joined couples and in-tending couples to seek God’s help for grace to run their marriages.

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