Cleric Decries High Rate Of Divorce In Nigeria

06 September 2020 By Georgina Humphrey

The Senior Pastor of Help from Above Healing and Deliverance Ministry Worldwide, Pastor Godwin Ube has blamed the high rate of failed marriages to lack of understanding.

He stated this in a Sermon today in Abuja.

Pastor Ube who spoke on ” Reasons why marriage fails” from Galatians chapter 5 verse 22 explained that the increasing clamor for equality between women and men has spilled into marriages.

He noted that this movement is contrary to biblical doctrine which mandates women to be submissive to their husbands and a command also for men to love their wives.

“Women must be submissive to their husbands and with prayers, even if such men are wayward, God would return them to the family”

He said cases of failed marriages are more because people have thrown away the dictates of God and have instead started consuming self-made laws that gives them freedom.

He also warned men not to be carried away by the things of the world as they must learn to love their wives as the Bible has directed.

“When you work in the light of the scriptures, you create an enviable future,” he said.

Ube also urged people to learn and work towards achieving success rather than blaming others for their failure.

The Cleric who listed some reasons why marriages fail to include, bad Foundation, demonic influence, allowing a third party, selfishness and impatience as well as nagging stressed that no marriage is perfect and as such efforts must be made to make it work.

“Self-pity, disillusionment, and frustration come from an “I-deserve-this” attitude. Watch for these feelings—the core problem is self-worship. “You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

He appealed to spouses to learn to extend forgiveness, avoid lies, find ways to overcome destructive and addictive habits, always consider your spouse’s Perspective first and seek wisdom to handle issues.

Maturity takes a lifetime, so give your spouse room to grow without ridiculing or reprimanding him/her and surround your marriage with godly, mature role models.”

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