‘Don’t Get Married on Sympathy’

first_imgDr. Best, the bride and groom and family members pose for photo-Apostle Senneh tells newly wedded couple The general overseer of the Liberty Chapel, Apostle Abraham Senneh, has called on newly wedded couples to love each other in their marriages, calling on them not to marry based on sympathy.Apostle Senneh spoke over the weekend during the wedding ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. Koiyan held at the Liberty Chapel in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.“It’s important to get married based on love or affection for each other and not for material things, money, or sympathy, which would create problems for any relationship, especially young people,” Apostle Senneh told the couple and congregation.“It is not the money, property, education, connection, dressing and old age that can keep any relationship, but love,” he added, and called on the couple to love each other and circumvent material things.Apostle Senneh spoke on the theme, “Things to avoid before marriage,” and warned women to stop spending on men before marriage, to stop loving men for money, and to stop sharing naked pictures of themselves with men, among others, which he said is hampering many relationships today.Alfred and Lovetta Koiyan, who spent over twelve years together, are today married with two children, a boy and a girl.He urged the couple to respect each other and to be strong to avoid some of the things that are easily responsible for the breakdown of marriages.“You people are glued together now and no one should engage into spending much time apart again, because it would create problems for anyone who engages into such. Each of you should be prepared now to put smiles on your faces,” he said.According to him, in the current dispensation, no lazy woman can survive, because beauty is no longer the order of the day but rather potential and contributions to the home.Before the war, he said, “We had ugly women in Liberia; but today, all the women are beautiful. Marriage is not based on how beautiful or colorful a woman is, because thousands of Liberian women are also beautiful, so always be a humble and good wife.”He said any woman who ‘fixes herself up’ to get a man will only be for a season, “because not all the men will marry you. There are women who are illiterate but married to well-educated and handsome men because of the grace that is upon them.”Meanwhile, Alfred D. Koiyan, a professional tailor, has expressed gratitude to family members, friends and Apostle Senneh for their contributions that led to a successful marriage.Also, the new Mrs. Lovetta B. Koiyan lauded, Dr. Kenneth Y. Best, who stood as father of the bride, and Mrs. Best for the pride and honor they instilled in her, and promised to be humble to her husband.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img