Gospel singer – Lara George recently marked 10 years of being married to her husband – Gbenga George on September 4, 2014. She spoke to Sun newspapers regarding her marriage and the secret of keeping her 10-year-old marriage. Read excerpts from the interview below;
Talking about marriage, 10 years is a long time to stay married, what is the secret?
It is all about believing in God. You know, every day you have to pray and commit your family to God; it is all about prayer. The entertainment industry is very challenging because the spotlight is on us. Consequently, every flaw that you have is magnified a million and one times over. The bottom line is that one has to be very prayerful and that’s what I do. I go on my knees and commit my family to God in prayers and the prayers have been working; I just have this firm belief in God. prayer. The entertainment industry is
Ten years after, could you say that your marriage has been blissful all the way?
Of course not. It has not been blissful all the way. I will be lying through my teeth if I say that. No marriage is blissful 100 per cent of the time. I think the joy is being able to overcome the challenges that come, because I will be lying if I say there have been no challenges these last 10 years. Yes, my husband and I have had our own fair share of challenges but by God’s grace, we have surmounted each and every one, and my prayer is that we will continue in Christ every day till death do us part.
Could you share some of those challenges you faced in the last 10 years?
(Laughter) You know patience could be very challenging because it is the ability to understand and overlook the flaws of your partner. And you know, there are days that you just want to explode! But remember, the anger of a man is not worth the righteousness of God. So when you allow anger to becloud your judgment, you create a lot of problems. My husband and I had to learn to take every negative emotion aside and dump them in the backburner and make the Spirit of God our watchword so that our home will be where the Holy Spirit abides.
Source: Sun Newspapers