the venue of a church program. My group and I were invited to minister
at a church in my wife’s school, Kogi State University.
was love at first sight. In fact, it was marriage at first sight. On
that first day that I set my eyes on her, I told her that she would be
not love at first sight because I didn’t believe he was serious when he
expressed his mind. However, in a very short time, I discovered I had
feelings for him hiding somewhere in my heart.
wife. I saw a perfect partner for me. She sings, speaks good English and
she is naturally beautiful even without makeup and these are some of
the qualities I look out for in a woman. I know God has a hand in it
because I met her after a prayer retreat I had, and I saw a sign when I
man who made me happy. I laughed uncontrollably the first time we
talked. I asked him so many questions and he answered all of them
it was marriage at first sight. I saw her in the midst of a crowd, but I
singled her out and told her that she would be my wife. When our
relationship clocked one month, I made a proposal to her to commit
myself more to her and to make her believe that I was serious.
believe he was serious about it because he started calling me his wife
and said that we would get married from the first day he saw me. He had
to persuade some people, that I don’t want to mention, to convince me
that he was serious. When our relationship clocked a month and he
surprised me with a serious proposal, I concluded that I had found my
experience has been so sweet. Although, I was initially scared of
getting married because of some broken marriages I saw in my
neighborhood, coupled with the fact that people told me that women
change after they get married. However, our case is different, and I can
boldly say that marriage is sweet.
we hardly quarrel; it’s very rare. My wife is my friend and I always
enjoy having her around me. We are free with ourselves and we gist about
virtually everything; there’s nothing we don’t talk about. I miss her
company and delicacies whenever I am not home. She knows what I don’t
like and vice versa. She knows when to say sorry. I likewise make her
happiness my watchword. We love to be happy.
us quarreling is very slim because my husband is reasonably playful. I
laugh uncontrollably at home every time as if I’m at a comedy show. He
loves making the atmosphere lively. It’s not like we don’t get angry but
God has always been helping us that occasionally when we have
disagreements, it does not last long before issues are resolved.
whenever he is unhappy, the house would be boring. And of course, I am
the lady, so even if I am not wrong, I would apologise for peace to
courtship, it was difficult for me but since we got married, I know I’m
his wife, so I need not worry. And of course, he helps me by telling me
about his admirers. I also pray for him.
factor that destroys celebrity marriages is pride. If pride can be dealt
with, marriages will last. Fame brings pride when care is not taken.
The fact that the celeb is the talk of the town may have gone to his or
her head and the spouse will likely suffer from it. A female celeb will
have bigwigs in the society as fans, and this may make her despise her
husband. Same goes for the man, because ladies would always flock
around him. Pride would make him feel his wife would be the loser if she
leaves him. However, humility will make the man ensure that he praises
his wife and adores her when necessary.
keep a joint account, but it’s not something that we cannot do. We are
happy with anything we mutually agree to do. Having a joint account is
not bad, but it must be a mutual agreement between the couple.
schedule has not given us the chance to do that as much as we would have
loved to. But we take walks together in the evenings whenever I’m
talk to ourselves. We express whatever we have in our minds immediately
so that it wouldn’t lead to bottled up emotions.
think there is anything new again. But all the things that make a good
marriage reflect in our home. We are the final audience of ourselves.
Anything we have discussed is settled in our minds. We don’t need to
talk to any other person after we have discussed.
memorable for me. But one that stands out was the day I organised a
surprise birthday celebration for my wife. I had to hide her family and
friends at her workplace unknown to her before she got to the office.
memorable time was my birthday surprise. On that day, I got a call from
my boss that I should quickly report to the office; not knowing it was
the handwork of my husband. He even dropped me off at the office, not
knowing that he had planted my family and friends at one of the offices
already decorated to surprise me.
sure the person you want to marry is someone you really love. Don’t
manage to love anyone because makeup will not be on her face when you
sleep and wake up.
learn to understand each other. And communication is key; talk about
everything even when it is not necessary. You should also enjoy each
very wonderful institution which requires prayers. You need to be very
sure God is leading you to marry the person you’re with. Open your eyes
and don’t let anyone choose for you. No one will live with you both when
you are married. Be very observant during courtship. If you cannot cope
with anything during courtship, you would not likely be able to live
with it in marriage.
The story of Mr. Alphonsus Orjinta, a 59-year-old visually-impaired teacher and 1991 Political Science Education graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, who got married in Enugu after years of rejection and loneliness, is one that elicits emotion.
Speaking with Vanguard, Mr. Orjinta, who could not contain his joy, thanked God for the opportunity and privilege granted him after several unsuccessful attempts at getting married largely due to his blindness. Mr. Alphonsus Orjinta (middle), his bride and best man at the wedding. The couple had their first contact in 2016, which eventually culminated in a wedlock. Mr. Orjinta said: “I have made many failed attempts in the past to get a soul mate since many were not willing to settle with him because...