Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has identified tolerance, understanding, wisdom and patience as virtues that would determine the success or failure of any marriage
He spoke yesterday at the wedding ceremony of the son of the Secretary to the State Government, Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay, in Asaba.
The governor said the longevity of any marriage is dependent on how much the couples are able to understand, tolerate and communicate with one another and the people around them.
While advising the couple, Pastor and Mrs. Oghenekaro Macaulay, to make the right choices in their marriage, he urged them to learn to accommodate the weaknesses of each other for the marriage to work.
According to him: ‘’The choice to succeed in your marriage is yours alone to make and nothing should be taken for granted.
“Only understanding, maturity, patience can make a marriage work. Even if you have the generational curses, you and you alone will determine whether your marriage will succeed or fail as the choice is yours to make.’’
Uduaghan admonished the couple to be prayerful and loving in all they do.
While delivering a sermon titled ‘’Understanding God’s plan for marriage’’ Pastor Sam Olasopu of the Living Faith Church Asaba, charged the couple to ensure the success of their marriage.
He stressed spiritual understanding is the major ingredient needed for a successful marriage.
Present at the occasion were the First Lady, Deaconess Roli Uduaghan; Former Governor of Delta State, Captain Ibrahim Kefas (Rtd); Senator James Manager; Peoples’ Democratic Party(PDP) State Chairman Barrister Peter Nwaboshi, among others.