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First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Museveni poses for a photo with newlywed Charles Muhindo Samora Kiyonga and Elizabeth Chomba Chanda at All Saints Cathedral Kampala on Saturday. Courtesy photo

First Lady Advises Couples to Allow God in Their Marriages

Mrs. Museveni told the young couple that many marriages that have thrived for years are not because the spouses are the perfect people but because they have allowed space for God in their marriages.
posted onAugust 28, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

KAMPALA. The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Museveni has advised couples to always give space to God and allow Him to walk with them on each step of their marriage journey.

“God is love and when you give space to God, he gives you the wisdom to walk that journey together throughout life,” Mrs. Janet Museveni counselled newlywed Charles Muhindo Samora Kiyonga and Elizabeth Chomba Chanda at all Saints Cathedral Kampala on Saturday.

Charles is son to Dr Crispus Kiyonga Uganda’s Ambassador to China, while Elizabeth is a daughter to former Solicitor General Peter Kabatsi and Joy Kafura Kabatsi the State Minister for Animal Industry.

Mrs. Museveni told the young couple that many marriages that have thrived for years are not because the spouses are the perfect people but because they have allowed space for God in their marriages.

She also said she always reminds newlywed couples to honour the vows they make at the Altar of God, witnessed by their families and to remember that only death can separate them. She encouraged Charles and Elizabeth to always remember that love endures everything and does not fail.

She relayed President Museveni’s congratulatory message to the young couple and their parents saying he couldn’t join the families in this celebration because he had work to accomplish in Bushenyi.

Mrs. Museveni congratulated the couple and both families on reaching this joyous day.

“I wish you a very happy marriage, with many children, good health and wealth all things that parents desire for their children,” she said.

In his sermon, Retired Bishop Zebedee Maseraka preached about the divine love described in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 verses 4 to 8. He talked about love that protects and perseveres.

“Love is not for cowards, it is not a cup of tea and there are ups and downs and that is why it requires all those married to persevere to all challenges,” he said.

Bishop Masereka also encouraged those married couples whose relationships have developed cracks not to give up but to continue working hard and asking God to give them His grace.

Among those who witnessed the wedding ceremony were the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, Cabinet Ministers and high-ranking Government officials.

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