Following 10 years of a successful marriage, versatile Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel has- offered a piece of advice to young folks who are considering to venture into the ‘unending journey’ which is only cut-short by death.
The 35-year-old actor speaking in an interview with Encomium magazine said; the key element of having a successful marriage is knowledge and understanding.
According to him, love and marriage are two different things—and one needs to gather a lot of information, get the meaning of the information before finally deciding to say you are ready to embark on the journey.
Majid said s*x and love is not a savior to marriage, adding that both parties are suppose to help each other to reach their goals and accomplishment in life.
“You need information about marriage. You need to take a test on marriage. Marriage is the only institution you get your certificate before the test. You need information before you get into marriage. Love does not keep a marriage; divorced people will tell you that. What happens to; I love you, but we used to be in love. Love does not keep a marriage and s*x is not a glue. Love and S*x never keep a marriage.
“It is knowledge and understanding. You need to know about marriage, you tell a girl or a guy I love you, but do you love marriage? They’re two different things. If a guy tells you I love you, and when you tell him let’s get married, he is running away, because love and marriage are different. Marriage is an institution, telling somebody a vow is not a marriage. It is a building that both of you are going to be in. The key element is knowledge, because knowledge is information and you need to have lots of information about marriage, then you understand these information, you comprehend them and you tell yourself; I am ready to do it. Not because I love her, but because I am ready to help her achieve her dreams,” he said.
The father-of-two added; “I’m ready to make our dreams come true with her. She is your help to accomplish your purpose. We stop making babies and grownups believe the first thing you need is a girlfriend or a boyfriend. That is not what you need; the first thing you need is the presence of God. Not a man or a woman, it is not about relationships, it is about God. The aim and the target has been lost, the reason and the purpose of our existence has been lost.”