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WHEN COUPLES UNITE & FATHERS PLAY THEIR ROLES: THE SOCIETY DEVELOPS – PROMOTING FAMILY VALUES

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‘’If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?’’ — Psalm 11:3 Some marriages are figuratively said to be made in heaven, because of the seemingly perfect nature of relationships by united couples who play the rules according to the game. It is an established fact that disorderly homes, are next to hell in terms of the agonies experienced by some family units made up of father, mother, son and daughter. Therefore, people pray for the divine Hand of God in choosing their spouses. It is even Biblical and contained in the Holy Koran. Proverbs 18:22 states that ‘’He who finds a wife finds a good thing, ‘’And obtains favour from the Lord.’’ The Holy Book goes ahead, in Ephesians 5:25 to state categorically that: “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.” Genesis 2:24: “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” On the other hand, a husband means ‘’to conserve resources and use them frugally’’ The qualities of a good husband and invariably father, and head of the family, according to the ‘Open Bible’ include: ‘’Reliability, as marriage is for life; raising the children as a moral compass, considerate; willing to sacrifice, apology for wrong doings, faithful, and being supportive. Lucky are members of the female gender who enjoy the trust, confidence, and love of the male spouse and father and husband, who, in the Nigerian culture, is regarded as the prime motivator, provider, and head of the family. Perfect unions and relationships form the foundation upon which the society is constructed. That is why the Scriptures say in Psalm 11:3 that: ‘’If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?’’   ROLE MODELS & SHINING EXAMPLES Although the Lord cautions against envy and covetousness, this divine principle might not apply to envying for good good conducts. Has anyone ever observed the outings of people like Retd Lt. Gen Theophilus Yakubu & Daisy Danjuma; Otunba Subomi & Olori Abimbola Balogun; Aare Afe & Chief (Mrs) Modupe Babalola and Pastor Enoch & Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, such that Baba Adeboye has stated that God forbid, if the Lord decides to take Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye home before him, he would not last three months before joining his wife in Heaven? There are others that enjoy equally chummy relationships…

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