The President of the Plateau Full Gospel Business MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fellowship International (FGBMFI), Mr Pat Odihi, has advised Christian couples to strike out divorce as an option in marriage.
Odihi disclosed this recently at a CouplesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Dinner organised by the Living Faith Church (LFC), while talking as a guest speaker.
FGBMFI president said Christian marriages as ordained by God did not envisage divorce. He explained that marriage was one of the first miracles God did when he extracted Eve from Adam and Adam loved the woman.
He reiterated, Ã¢â‚¬Å“A man needs to cleave to just one woman as a life partner and not what presently takes place among some Christians, who separate after marriage.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Most Christian couples no longer obey the sacred vows they took; which was Ã¢â‚¬Å“for better or for worse.Ã¢â‚¬Â
A major hindrance he attributed to living a peaceful life is when Christian couples adopt the marriage vows of native laws and traditions which encourage divorce.
Citing scriptural references, he appealed to believers to follow GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s method of marriage in the Bible.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The book of Ephesians 5:21- 29, urged Christian couples to learn the act of submission to one another and for the husband to cherish his wife in marriage and not to beat her to submission,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
According to him, the husband is also expected to serve as the priest over the family, leading it in prayers for cohesion.
With 45 years experience in marriage, he urged men who depended on their wives as bread winners to also make the family work.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When your wife becomes the bread winner, there should be some adjustments.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The man should help with some household chores which range from cooking to taking care of the children. While passing through the experience, pray to God to change your situation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Proverbs 31:10 is a guideline for women to support their husbands when passing through hard times as Ã¢â‚¬Å“the neck that carries the headÃ¢â‚¬Å“ in Christian marriage,Ã¢â‚¬Â he enjoined.