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- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- August 17, 2015
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Submission has been described as the practicalization of the fear of God in us, the soul and the heart of marriage. The bishop of Ekiti diocese (Anglican Communion) the Rt. Revd. Dr. Christopher Omotunde gave this view at the solemnization of Holy matrimony between Doyinsola and Joshua Akinfenwa son of the bishop of Ibadan diocese Most Revd. Joseph Akinfenwa at the Emmanuel Cathedral Church Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti state.
Bishop Omotunde who emphasised on putting God first in their relationship said the head is the symbol of identity and advised the newly wed to imbibe team spirit in team work and the wife be submissive to her husband in everything. To balance the symbolic relationship between husband and wife, Dr. Omotunde called on the husband to love his wife as Christ loves the church that he gave himself for it. According to him, love covers all evil things hence the husband must share the agape love in reciprocity including the word of God with his wife throughout their journey on earth bearing with one another their burden and individual differences with equanimity.
The bishop of Ekiti Anglican diocese warned the newly wedded couple not to say or embark upon anything that they cannot back up with the name of the lord. The erudite scholar harped that marriage is an institution of God and Christian marriage is indissoluble hence he called on the couple Mr and Mrs Akinfenwa to let the word of God dwell in them richly by admonishing one another in songs, psalms and hymns. He prayed that sorrow will never find a place in their heart.
Present at the wedding were people from all works of life, bishops, archbishops, the clergy and the laity trooped in in large numbers to the Emmanuel Cathedral church as the church was filled to the brim.