Adeyemi College Image –maker’s daughter marries in Ile-Oluji

The Public Relations Officer {PRO} of Adeyemi College of Education {ACE} Ondo, Mr. Akinfolarin Olusola Moses, has giving out his daughter’s hand in marriage in Ile-Oluji town, headquarters of Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government in Ondo State. The colourful ceremony was held on Saturday August 6, 2016.

In a sermon delivered at the Church service where the solemnization of the holy matrimony between his (Akinfolarin’s) daughter, Oluwatoyin Ore-ofe and her heartthrob, Olutayo Ademola Agunbiade took place, the Senior Pastor of the Life Solution Apostolic Ministry (LISAM) Ile-Oluji, Ondo State Rev. Raphael Obolanle, advised the newly married couple, to always surrender their lives to Christ, stating that the decision would enable them have successful marriage life.

Speaking on a topic entitled: “Foundation and rules for Achieving a successful Christian Marriage,” the cleric while citing the book of Ephesian 5:20-33, observed that for the concept of marriage to be properly understood, there is need for people to have good idea of the type they want to choose and adequate knowledge of what it entails.

He listed various types of marriages that are common in Yoruba land, South-West Nigeria, to include traditional, Christian, Islamic as well as the one conducted in the Registry popularly referred to as court marriage.

While emphasizing the need for people particularly Christians to show more preference for marriage undertaken through Christian mode above others, the religious leader said his assertion was not propelled by sentiment, but by the fact that the foundation of such marriage is guided by biblical injunction and firmly rooted in the word of God.

Expressing serious concern on what he described as increasing cases of failed marriages, which according to him is fast becoming the trend in the contemporary society; Rev. Obolanle blamed the situation on what he described as “wrong perception of what marriage entails” by people.

The cleric condemned the practice of lesbianism, sodomy, single sex and gay marriages currently in vogue in some advanced countries, stating that the act which should be avoided, negates the commandment of God which only permits people of opposite sexes to marry.

He said: “The problem that is noticed nowadays in marriage occurs, because some people have wrong perception of what marriage look like.

“Christian Marriage is premised on one man, one woman and not man to man, woman to woman, which is an act from Satan and not from God”.

On how to achieve peace at the home front and have a successful marriage, the cleric stressed the need for husband to exhibithigh degree of responsibility in the performance of his role as the head of the house.

Similarly, he equally advised the wives to be submissive and show respect to their husbands stating that the development would help in making their marriages to succeed.

Rev. Obolanle also harped on the need for husband and wife to constantly seek the face of God through prayers and regular reading of the bible, in order to enjoy spiritual blessings. 

The LISAM Senior Pastor listed six steps that could be taken by married couple while undergoing marriage journey to include having a mindset of what marriage entails, submission of wife to husband, display of love by husband to wife, learning how to live together as one as well as covering the nakedness or weaknesses of one another and learning to forgive each other.

While congratulating the newly married couple and their parents for guiding and placing them on the right path, the religious leader advised them not to deviate from the word of God, by adhering strictly with the vow they made to each other.

He equally advised them to exhibit tolerance, perseverance and mutual understanding by regarding marriage as “as a School of character, where learning is undertaken till eternity”

The two-day marriage ceremony which began with engagement ceremony held at the residence of the Akinfolarin’s, climaxed with the entertainment of guests at Odundun multipurpose Hall, Ile-Oluji town.

The colourful ceremony was attended by eminent personalities from home and abroad. They include the Lisa of Ile-Oluji, High Chief Akin Fagbamiye, Otunba Olapeju, the Chairman of the occasion, Hon. (Mrs) Folake Omojuwa; Chairperson Mr. John Akindutire, Hon. (Mrs.) Akinbobola Iyabo, father of the groom, Mr. Agunbiade, Staff of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, family and friends of bride and groom among others.