Consistent Service To God, Strength Behind Marital Growth –Cleric

MARRIED couples have been advised to serve God always to enable their marriage grow from strength to strength.
The Regional Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Midwest Region 21, Pastor Dayo Samson Michael, gave the advice during a mass blessing of marriage in the Church at Ogwashi-Uku.
Pastor Dayo said that marriage simply meant man and woman coming together and to be naked to one another, saying that couple should not harbour hidden secret but be open minded.
He urged couples to shun activities of third parties but that third parties like fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters should be seen as secondary to enable their marriage move forward.
The Pastor noted that the devil was seriously fighting marriages today because there would be no church without good family and equally there would be no good society without church.
Pastor Dayo in a message titled “Your Marriage Foundation” said any marriage that was built on solid foundation would not collapse, saying solid foundation was the pillar of every marriage.
The cleric urged couples to anchor their marriage on love, obedience, tolerance and forgiveness, adding that they should emulate the life of Abraham which he said, was blessed by God because of his total obedience.
The man of God charged husbands to always show love, care and protection to their wife and wife according to him should totally be submissive to their husbands irrespective of the position they (the women) occupy.
Marriage, he said was an institution ordained by God himself, hence a man would live his father and mother and cleave to his wife and wife cleave to her husband.
Pastor Dayo appealed to couples to ensure that they live in the fear of God, trust, truth and understanding to enable them enjoy their marriage to the end.
He said blessing of marriage was all about reuniting the couples and repositioning them for more success and testimonies.
The three families that took part in the blessing of marriage were that of Mr and Mrs Okwuokei Joseph, Mr and Mrs Stephen Egwu and Mr and Mrs Emeka Onwordi.