Many people know they should take their time and understand what marriage is all about before entering into such an agreement, but this was not the case of Ghanaian clergyman, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.
Speaking on the Accra-based radio station, Starr FM, the Man of God stated that he did not fully comprehend the concept of marriage before getting married at age 24.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams, who is the General Overseer of Action Chapel International said, "... at the time I married, if you ask me why I married I didn’t even know why I married."
He quickly added that he indeed got married on his own terms but he didn't "...even know at that time whether I was ready or I wasn’t ready".
According to the preacherman, getting married at that time was deemed essential for the "responsibility" he had been handed as a Man of God.
Duncan-Williams first marriage was, however, not a short-lived one.
After 26 years in holy matrimony, he divorced his wife, Madam Francisca in 2007 over what he termed “irreconcilable differences.”
Duncan-Williams has insistently cautioned married Christian couple against using his divorce as grounds to seek separation without finding ways to make their relationships work
Archbishop Duncan-Williams has since been married to Rosa Whitaker, the CEO and President of the Whitaker Group in Washington, D.C.
He blamed part of his failed marriage on the fact that marriage is not taught to youngster.
"We don’t teach on marriage, we don’t teach on family, we don’t teach on conflict resolution in marriage, we don’t teach on communication, we don’t teach on sex and we just expect people to marry and they get in there and they didn’t even know why they married and when I married I didn’t know that marriage is just not about love but about purpose," he complained on Starr FM.
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