There are some couples that you see together and they just exude a light about them that is practically tangible and draws people in by just their smiles, kindness and love. Yemi and Kola who have been married for 14 years 4 months and blessed with 4 beautiful kids, strike us as that type of a couple. What sets them apart as a couple is not only the love they share, but also their ability to extend that love to others in their circle of influence. Their love for each other is evident through their smiles and radiance and they make marriage look, oh so good!
They both have certainly mastered the art of what Mother Teresa said to do, “Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other — it doesn’t matter who it is — and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.”
Check out Yemi and Kola’s Wedlock Gist below!
How did you meet and how long have you been married?
I met my husband in church, he was way ,way, way at the back and I was way, way, way at the front row, but somehow God had ordained us to meet
What makes your relationship special?
Apart from the fact that we are husband and wife, we are really good friends. We did not start out like that, but we learned how to be friends of each other along the way. It is something I do not take for granted.
What has pleasantly surprised you about marriage (your relationship)?
How good it’s been! I did not particularly have a constant father figure in my life, (I lost two Dads while growing up), so I did not expect much stability, but surprisingly, I find that my marriage and family has been my refuge, backbone and the wind beneath my wings source of stability in my life.
If you knew what you know now about marriage (your relationship), what piece of advice would have given yourself before you took the plunge?
You need to be able to know who you really are as you settle down with someone. Knowing yourself and having a proper estimation of your self will help in having realistic expectations about marriage and your partner.
Have a little fun when completing this sentence in your own words: “Marriage is…………..”
Marriage is….Like a garden: A garden has the potential to grow beautiful plants, flowers and fruit. It can also grow weeds. You have to tend it and take care of it to keep the weeds out, grow beautiful and lasting fruit.
Share interesting aspects of your union (e.g. story, pictures, video etc.) that will make us smile, laugh, think, cry or feel inspired and come up higher in our lives) etc.
WG: Dr. Yems has a special gift and a ministry for relationships and has decided to share it and make a difference by bringing couples together to help “build strong foundations in relationships” as they spend time in fellowship and strengthen one another in the process. If you will be in Abuja, Nigeria on July 6, 2014, plan to attend!!
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. – Proverb 27:17
“Are you a young, middle aged, or older married couple living in Abuja, planning to get married, or you just desire to make the most of your relationship when the time comes? Come and learn with Dr Yems (that’s me!) on building strong foundations in your relationship. In this module, we will be talking about Expectations: how they are set, how it affects other aspects of our relationship, and how to manage them. You will be amazed on what you learn! Come with your spouse, your intended, your girlfriend, your boyfriend or just your friends. Sessions are highly interactive and open. Date: Sunday 6th July 2014 Venue: Nigerlink Hotel Malanje Street Wuse Zone 4 Time: 4-6 pm. For further inquiries please call or send and SMS to +2348033220730. Looking forward to seeing you!”
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