The General Overseer of the Redeemed
Christen Church of God (RCCG), Pastor
Enoch Adeboye last Sunday advised
Christian singles to desist from choosing
life partners from the social media, adding
that marriage contracted through such
medium does not last.
Giving the advice during a special prayer/
thanksgiving service for matured youths,
singles, single parents and their family
members at the RCCG National
Headquarters, Throne of Grace Parish in
Ebute-Meta, Lagos, Pastor Adeboye pointed
out that choosing partners through social
media platform often results in unstable
“If you are expecting a marriage that will
last, let it be one that is arranged by God.
Let me tell you clearly, if you get a wife
through FaceBook, you will lose her
through the YouTube. You can quote me.
Any marriage that is conducted through the
FaceBook is going to crash through the
YouTube. No doubt about that.
‘Our forefathers have already said it and
the translation is what I have already given
you. In Yoruba they said: Iyawo taba fi ijo
fe, iran loma wo lo.
‘Let God decide for you because when the
Almighty God decides to give you your own
partner, any obstruction in your way, He
will destroy. He is the Lord of hosts. He
has never lost a battle”.
In a sermon titled: “Joy Cometh”, the
revered man of God urged singles to wait
patiently on the Lord for His guidance and
they must not be carried away by beauty as
yardstick for their chose of a life partner.
According to him, they must get involved in
the work of God, noting that true joy and
peaceful home can only come from God.
Continuing he goes on to say more about
relationships and the importance of being
born again, stressing: “It is God Himself
that says that it is not good for man to be
alone and then He said I will make a help
meet for him. He also said be fruitful and
multiply and I cannot be fruitful and
multiply if I am single and because I am a
child of God, I cannot go and fornicate,
sleeping around hence who made the
commandment made an arrangement and
the arrangement is going to be a wedding.
“Joy can be asked for and it is also a gift
from God, He gives joy, wisdom and
knowledge to those who are good in His
sight. Joy is also one of the rewards of
“Through joy comes from God, devil can
never gives you joy, he may gives you
counterfeit. If you are expecting true joy, let
it comes from the Lord. If you are
expecting marriage that will last, let it be
the one that will be arrange by God”.