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Your husband is your master and not your equal- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome tells wives, Nigerians react

When Nigerian thought the Coza saga is over, Senior Pastor of Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome, is currently trending over his views on marriage. 


A new video of the clergyman preaching on marriage in his church has sparked a debate online.

In the video, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome who is divorced from his wife Anita, stated that most women have difficulty in keeping a happy home because they think they are their husband’s equal.


The Man Of God added that the husband is the master in any home and must be respected.

“Do you know the meaning of husband? I think some of you don’t know. You think husband means the male partner in a marriage.  Husband does not mean the male partner in a marriage. Husband means master. That’s what it means, not the male partner in a marriage” he said
He added that the failure to acknowledge the role of the husband is the reason there are problems among Christians in their marriage”.


“Marriage in Christianity for most people is just a flop. Why? Because they don’t agree with God’s definition, they have theirs. They believe they are equal partners. Listen to two people that have just gotten married. A lot of times, it’s the woman that speaks first” he said.


He continued by revealing the reason why God made woman.


“If you want to live according to the Bible, according to the scriptures, then understand what the word says. The reason God made woman was because of man. He made the woman because of the man, that’s why he made the woman. So, woman was not his original idea”, he said.

According to Pastor Chris, the reason why most women miss it in marriage and relationship is because they did not have a father figure.

“If most women had their father bold enough to talk to them, they’ll be very successful in their marriage and they’ll be very happy people. Most women have never been taught by their parents, their fathers particularly. That’s their biggest problem. They don’t know who a man is. They think he’s another woman. You see, in a marriage you have the man who is the head of that union. And because he’s the head of that union, it is important to understand him. Now, you think “he’s the one that needs to understand his wife”. That is where you are wrong. He will, but until you know who you have married” he said.


The sermon which was applauded by some social media users was however labeled as archaic by some who questioned why his own marriage ended in divorce.

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