Rev. Stephen Yenusom Wengam, the Lead Pastor of the Cedar Mountain Assemblies of God Church at East Legon, in the Greater Accra Region, has warned is dangerous for a young man to marry a woman who is older than him.
According to him, such marriages hardly works because it breeds disrespect in the marriage leading to the woman seeing the husband as a younger brother.
Rev. Wengam gave this warning when he interacted with Accra-based Top FM on the topic whether it was appropriate for young men to marry older women and vice versa.
He said even though when it comes to age, it depend on the parties involved but reason it is advisable for a man to marry a woman he is older than is because women age faster than men.
He related that when the news about a -22 year old girl getting married to an old man thrice her age in Kenya went viral on social media, he was taken aback because marital happiness might not prevail in the home adding that the man might be able to satisfy the wife sexually.
He was quick to add that if the the two love each other it will work depending on their trust for each other.
He said if care was not taken it will lead to the girl engaging illicit sexual activities with other men outside her marriage.
He noted that according to the Bible, when a man or woman should accept someone as a wife or husband they must take the Lord as their saviour.
He said both persons must be God fearing and accepted by both families as well as be persons who loves themselves.
Source:Topfmonline.com/Abdul Nassir Tofik