Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo, the wife of the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide spoke to the single ladies in the church recently. She spoke to them about the issue of proposal in marriage and read from the book of Proverbs 18:22 which says
“For all his judgements were before me, and I did not out away his statutes from me”
She however told them that the question of who should begin a courtship has become a very critical one among matured singles who are Christians. According to her, the man is suppose to be the one proposing and she revealed three possible things that could happen if a lady proposes to a man. They are:
1) The man may find himself under immense pressure and immediately rejects the lady’s proposal. The woman could feel silly and also face the consequences emotionally.
2) According to mummy G.O, if a lady proposes, the man may accept the proposal, however, because the woman made the move first. He might then leave all leadership quality to her since she was the one that proposed. She will definitely not be happy if her husband decide to allow her be the leader of the house. She said the lady will have to face the reality of such circumstances.
3) Mummy taks about a different dimension as she claimed that the man may appreciate and respect the fact that the lady made the move first. He might now decide to take up the leadership role in the family later and everything will work very fine.
In conclusion, she said that whenever a woman proposes and the man agrees, he will likely fail to take leadership in marriage and the woman may eventually undermine the headship of her husband.