The former Women’s Director of The Church of Pentecost, Deaconess Beatrice Kwafo, has asserted that a successful marriage does not come by chance, but diligent work.
“Every marriage is like a farm; displaying laziness on the farm will yield to futility but hard work will lead to a bountiful harvest,” she said.
Deaconess Beatrice Kwafo said this at the Super Mega Marriage Seminar organised by the Akosombo District at the Central auditorium on 11th April, 2018.
According to her, the ingredients of the foundation of every marriage determine its level of excellence, saying, “A marriage with a very bad ingredient will sink whilst the one with good ingredients will stand to God’s glory.
“The foundation of every building determines its lifespan, so is marriage,” she said.
Speaking on the topic, “The Foundation of a Successful Marriage” with Bible reference from Amos 3:3, she said that the foundation of every marriage is not built after the wedding ceremony but right from the beginning of the relationship.
Deaconess Kwafo noted that the ability of parents to properly nurture their children will positively reflect in their marriages. “Good nurturing by parents is the greatest contribution to a successful marriage; it will always be evident in the course of the marriage journey. Parents must aim at good character upbringing of their children; they will need it in the course of life,” she added.
“After the wedding, it is the sole responsibility of the couple to know each other in a lovely manner. They must endeavour to know their preferences and aversions which will enable them to stick together closely to each other.
“Having the precise knowledge about your spouse will help you nourish and boost pure love in your marriage and family at large,” she explained.
She touched on the ingredients for a successful marriage which include: companionship skills among couples, having a sense of appreciation between the couple, spending quality time together and meeting each other’s marital expectations.
“The two must agree to walk and live together. Marriage is not one-sided, it involves both partners compatibly joined together,” she pointed out.
Touching on how to enhance one’s marriage through good communication skills, the former Women’s Director said that one could be married and still suffer the hunger for love if care and communication are not appropriate.
She disclosed that men love satisfactory sex. This, she said, must be a paramount priority of their wives, because it helps in daily progressive life. She therefore advised wives not to be vindictive and legalistic, saying, “Alter the laws, have fun anywhere anytime.”
Present at the event were Apostle James Gabriel Quardson (Agormanya Area Head) and his wife, Felicia, Pastors Wilson Ntiamoah Yaw and Henry Adu-Obuobi and their wives, among others.
Report by Ghunney Isaac Kow, Agormanya Area reporter