By Ramat Ayo Ismail
The Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria, (FOMWAN) Kwara State chapter, has organised it’s first edition of Couples’ Day Out to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day with the Theme “The Living Home”
Delivering a lecture on ‘No More Broken Home’, the Chief Executive Officer, D-Positive Image and NASTV Africa, Dr Nasir Abdulqadir urged couples to adhere strictly to marriage principle to avert broken homes.
Nasir who described marriage as a lifetime journey enjoyed couples to maintain the principle of love, tolerance and be patient in order to be successful.
He also advised the intending couples to always endeavor to study individual character and attend marriage counselings before going into marriage proper.
The Expert said that tolerance and patience are two virtues that people should be practising in a marriage.
“No matter how much you love your spouse, there will always be times when your patience may be tested and your character as well,” he said
“It is a good thing that spouses understand each other, so they don’t get frustrated when a partner does something unusual.”
The marriage expert noted that tolerance doesn’t necessarily mean that a spouse constantly has to “put up” with his or her partner, but there are times one need to be patient and choose not to argue when it is not necessary.
“A stable marriage should be based on love, companionship, patience, tolerance, spouses understanding each other, and learning how to manage and solve disputes,” he added
Also in her lecture tittled ‘ Living With Others in Peace, Dr (Mrs) Odenike of Solace Counselling Consult, explained that Women need love an affection from man to enable them have peaceful home.
Odenike stated that it is good to have good relationship with friends and neighbors.
In her good will message, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajia Risiqah Mopelola Bashir said that the present administration placed top priority to welfare of women in the state.
She urged parents to stop organising expensive wedding for their children, noting that couples needs to understand themselves.
Earlier the chairperson Kwara state FOMWAN Guidance and Counseling Committee, Hajiya Musilmat Kamadeen Al-Adabby appreciated Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for giving women chance in his cabinet to prove their capability in the development of the state.
Hajiya musilmat also urged the society to embrace women and shun all forms of negative attitude towards them.