At the moment, all is not looking well on the street of social media, for the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye who has come under heavy superfire over his birthday message on his wife’s 72nd birthday.
Daddy G.O as he’s popularly called took to social media a day before to praise his wife and giving details on what has kept them together for more than 50 years.
In his length birthday message, Pastor Adeboye listed some of the things his wife does that makes his marriage blossom and still flourishing, he said his wife has never designated her primary duties to anyone despite her busy schedule. He said even at his wife’s old age she still cooks his food, serves his food by herself and trims his nails. He further advised young brides to learn from his wife on how best to treat their husbands.
However, this didn’t go well with some of the twitter users who called it “a total enslavement”. Many twitter users accused him of making the post about himself while others opined that he treats his wife as maid and do not consider her own happiness.
See some reactions below;
can't believe Adeboye really sat down & found a way to make his wife's birthday about himself and his power over her. a simple "happy birthday my love" will do next time please
— 𝓫𝓪𝓫𝔂 (@benxta_) July 13, 2020
Pastor Adeboye should have just said “happy birthday flesh of my flesh” and keep it moving.
Now we know he can’t do basic things like feed himself and trim his nails.
— Moe (@Mochievous) July 14, 2020
Who trims her nail, who’s her cheerleader, she’s not deserving of that.On her freeking birthday you couldn’t give the woman a break you just made the whole thing about yourself, she basically exists through your shadow. Her purpose in life is to serve you all the days of her life
— Sonia (@soniaezee) July 13, 2020
He still managed to make her birthday about himself
— Alex (@babieblaq) July 13, 2020
Nigerians equate longevity of marriage to success of marriage. A marriage can last a million years if one partner is a property.
— HRM🌈🔥 (@QueenEfe3) July 13, 2020
1.Pastor Adeboye forgot that 'it is her birthday ' 2 .A man that constantly remind his wife that he is the head of the family is truely not 'the head' . 3 Cooking shouldn't be a big deal in marriage . It's not even a luxury now but a necessity to survive . It's complentary
— WHISPHER (@kennyoamusan) July 13, 2020
He was trying to wish her but ended up making it about him.
— ARAMIDE (@ARAMIDE_analyze) July 14, 2020
However, there were others who wasted no time in defending the man of God. According to them, he was simply sharing the secrets of how his marriage has remained a success. They opined that he did acknowledge his wife as a powerful woman whom he respected and his advice was simply directed at young brides looking to keep a home.
Pastor Adeboye started his message with today is my wife's birthday, She is a powerful woman and I know that. Cooking and serving him is just their way of expressing their love for each other especially in this world we live in now where people are wicked. What's the fuss about?
— 𝙄𝙣𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙪𝙩Ⓜ 👨🏽🚀 ✈ (@AimThaMachine_) July 14, 2020
If you don't like how Pastor Adeboye and wife live their lives and how they are a model for greater number of people, you can take after Will Smith and Jada and entangle.
Stop the attack on conservative Christian values in the name of wokeness, modernism and liberalism.
— ThankGod Ukachukwu (@kcnaija) July 14, 2020
See of you that is tearing your pant and boxers can not even keep a common relationship for 6months. Pastor Adeboye have kept his marriage for 50years still counting and you are getting irritated at his praise towards the bound he shares with his own wife oooooooooo. Kia nawa
— Saint Daniel (@saintevegreen) July 14, 2020
Pastor Adeboye's thread was an admonition for his congregants, it really shouldn't bother woke twitter, Will and Jada already gave you the woke marriage edition.
— Davidson™ (@Dahveydson) July 13, 2020
I like how Pastor Adeboye likes to rile up woke Twitter. He does not need your validation for anything. He is celebrating his wife the best way he can. Take your energy and tears and use it to mend your parents marriage.
— MOYINOLUWALOGO (@seuntHeOG) July 13, 2020
Pastor Adeboye will drop a tweet and you'll just see female tears all over the tl 🤣
The man's words triggers the emi okunkun in them🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.
Speak more Pastor, let them wail.
— Mayor of SagaCity. (@PhoenixSolanke) July 13, 2020
for those of you criticizing pastor adeboye for praising his wife submissiveness and wishing her happy birthday. I just have a honest question for you, when last did your dad wish your mom happy birthday.
products of a broken home.
— Iyanuoluwa (@omobabaijebu101) July 14, 2020
Pastor Adeboye said what he said.. Insulting him isn't going to bring anything.. He's from the older generation.. All he said was imbeded on the African Culture.
Throwing insults doesn't make you more Enlightened. Get respect for old man.
— Oyiga Micheal (@Nsukka_okpa) July 13, 2020
Shortly before the birthday post, the cleric took to his Instagram page to share a video of him praying for his wife while his wife spotted kneeling for prayers.
His Birthday message below:
Today is my wife’s birthday and there are lessons that women, especially so many young brides can learn from her. She is a powerful woman, I know that.
She has many people who take instructions from her, but as powerful as she is, and even though she has seen me in my weakest moments, I have no doubt that I am her head.
It does not matter what is on her itinerary if I say I would like you to go with me to so and so place the best she can do is try to convince me otherwise.
If I insist, she would cancel whatever she was to do and come along with me. The Bible in Ephesians 5:23 says:
“For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church…”
The husband is the head of the wife. No matter how educated or successful you are, your husband is your head and you must regard him as such at all times. It is a terrible thing for a husband to feel his wife is his head.
Many men are misbehaving in their marriages simply because they want to establish that they are the head of their wives. Also, my wife is my number one fan.
She wrote in the book Mathematics of Marriage – which we coauthored, that as my helpmate she knows she cannot help me without my instructions, so when they come, her response is Yes sir.
Busy as she is, she still cooks my meals and serves me herself. Many young ladies these days leave everything to the house help. My wife still trims my nails for me.
There was a time when I was a teacher and was staying far from town. She had to cut my hair during that period. She is the only partner of the Adeboye Corporation; she doesn’t delegate her primary duties to anyone else.
Just like the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31:1-31, I safely rest on my wife. Anything I uphold, she upholds too. Can your husband rely on you?.
Make up for your husband’s weaknesses, celebrate his successes, be his number one cheerleader. I wish my lovely wife a Happy Birthday.
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI