- A Nigerian pastor has knocked young men who are having the intentions of spending N2m on their weddings
- Dr Abel Damina said that couple organise lavish weddings only to keep paying debts after the ceremony
- He gave important advice on what young men seeking to get married can do instead of borrowing money for a wedding
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Powercity International pastor, Dr Abel Damina, has described young men who are just starting their lives and are planning to spend N2m on their wedding as not having sense.
The clergyman made this assertion at a recent sermon he gave in church.
He said the school fees of any man that nurses such was wasted and should be refunded back to his parents as N2m could comfortably set up a good business.
Dr Damina stated that many times, the thought of organising an extravagant wedding usually comes from the bride who wants to impress friends on social media with wedding pictures.
Damina stressed that the danger of a lavish wedding is a marriage full of debts.
His actual statement, according to Pulse Media, reads:
“You are a young man just starting life but you want to spend N2 million on a wedding, you don’t have sense. The school fees your father spent were wasted. You need to go back to the village to refund the fees. N2 million can set up a good business for you if you have sense.
"That is why people get married and for one year they are still paying debts. So, their marriage starts with bitterness and anger. Everybody is angry because when there is debt to pay and no money to eat, there will be tension in the house. That love will suddenly finish.
“...Who knows you on Facebook?. Facebook is for faceless people who you don’t even know, yet you want to impress them and make your young man broke.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Pastor Adeboye had advised young ladies not to marry jobless men.
He warned them not to marry a man who is unemployed. Adeboye gave the advice during the May Special Prayer and Thanksgiving service on Sunday, May 6, at the RCCG Throne of Grace, National headquarters in Ebute Metta area of Lagos state.
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The pastor who was represented by Pastor Johnson Odesola, the assistant general overseer of the church's personnel and administration, explained that the woman would become the work if she ties the knot with a man who is jobless.
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