The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), has appealed to Christians to understand marriage before going into it.
Okoh said this in an interview with journalists on the sideline of the opening service of the Second Session of the Tenth Synod of the Diocese of Abuja, at the Basilica of Grace, Gudu, Abuja, on Thursday.
Okoh, who is also the Archbishop and Bishop of the diocese, advised would-be couples to understand the dos and don’ts of marriage instead of making children to be produced from their unions suffer what they knew nothing about.
“If you notice, there is an increase in divorce; people rush to marry but soon afterward, they are going to court to file for divorce.
“We want to be sure that people understand what they are entering into when they say they are getting married,’’ he said.
The primate urged parents to discharge their duties very well at home so that their children would have good foundation and the society would be a better place.
“We discovered that the problems we find in our society, schools, colleges and universities actually have their foundations in the home.
“If the homes do their work very well, if children are properly taken care of, if fathers know their jobs and mothers know their jobs, I think the society will be a better place.
“That is why we decided to concentrate on the family,’’ Okoh said.