- Four couples have been together for at least 25 years
- They have shared tips and secrets for making marriage last
- These tips include love, faith, trust as well as prayer and keeping God at the center of their relationships
Four couples who have been together for at least 25 years have shared tips and secrets of marriage that have seen them overcome relationship obstacles and avoid divorce.
The first couple, Steven and Peace Mugabi, have been married for 25 years. They credit their marriage's longevity to the fact that they pray together and forgive each other for their mistakes. Through their trials and tribulations, they have learnt to put trust in God and to remain friends.
Stephen and Geraldine Musoke, who have been together for 34 years, tell a similar story of putting God at the center of their relationship. They say they also learned to be patient and loving to each other and developed a culture of listening and caring.
In the same vein, Apollo and Sarah Asea say putting trust in God has seen them through 29 years of marriage. They also extol the virtues of forgiveness, being God fearing, and being loving and caring to each other as critical to a long lasting relationship or marriage.
The centrality of God in marriage is also emphasized by David and Joyce Kanonya, who have notched up a staggering 38 years of marriage. Their seven children have also kept them together and they raised them to be disciplined and God fearing.
The four couples are also marriage counselors, either formally or informally, and their experiences have benefitted many other couples through rough patches in their relationships or marriages.