By Nick Chibunna
Married couples have been called upon to show understanding to each other by loving and trusting one another.
Also, women, irrespective of their profession and social status, have been advised to submit to their husbands no matter the circumstances or situations, so that together they can raise a happy home.
This observation was made recently by the Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru, the Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chigozie Maduwike, JP during his silver jubilee wedding anniversary and thanksgiving at the Cathedral Church of St. Matthew, Atta.
Bishop Maduwike, who described his heartthrob, Mrs. Anuli Maduwike, as a precious jewel, said that for the past 25 years in marriage, it had been thick and thin with God in the centre of their union.
He recounted several experiences which almost shook the foundations of their love and faith but thanked God who in His mercy guided and saw them through.
Bishop Maduwike, who said that they had learnt to seek God’s will and presence in times of difficulties, advised married couples to always have faith in God, adding that man might fail or disappoint but God will never fail.
He advised married women to be humble and always show understanding while making certain demands from their husband, as such demands might compel a man to embark on a compulsory journey that he did not plan to undertake.
The prelate thanked God for the gift of his wife, and his four children, Barr. Chibuzo Maduwike, Chinma Maduwike, Amarachi Chidiadi Maduwike and Chizaram Maduwike and prayed for his parishioners and all God’s children that God would meet them at their points of need.
The event attracted people from all walks of life.