Abiodun urges couples to pray together, seek common ground on issues
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has admonished couples to always find a common ground once they understand that their opinions differ.
Abiodun, who stated this during the marriage thanksgiving service for Anu and Dami Ogunbiyi, children to the Chairman, Governing Council of Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade, held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ipara-Remo, said that the couple must always find how to agree in prayers whenever they hold divergent opinions.
“For the amount of investment that your parents have made on you and giving you all the exposure that they didn’t have, the likelihood that you will agree all the time is very slim and the reason is very simple because both of you are thinking.
“You are expected to find a common ground when your opinion differs, and once you understand that you are not having differences because you are not smart, but because you are actually smart, your union will endure.
“We appreciate that you may not agree all the times, but you must always find how to agree in prayers. It is very important. Whatever issues or challenges that may be in front of you, you need to come together and hold each other in prayers,” he advised.
The governor, while describing marriage as a foundation of a family unit and the core of a virtuous home from which a family is established, said that marriage is meant to be the official channel of procreation and the establishment of society.
In his sermon, Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos and the Diocesan Bishop of Remo, Most Revd. (Dr.) Olusina Fape, charged the couple to always work, think and decide things together, charging them to hold unto God at all times.
Fape, while noting that the couple are from two different families with different ideologies and practice, charged them to learn to love and forgive.