General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is elated that his 72-year-old wife, Folu, still adores him and treats him like a baby.
Celebrating her today, July 13, which is her birthday, Daddy G.O advised young women to care for their husbands and not transfer roles to maids and domestic staff.
Taking to his Instagram page to celebrate his wife, who is fondly called Mummy G.O, Adeboye revealed these things she does to tickle his fancy despite being grandparents:
She still cooks his food
She serves him at the dining table
She trims his nails.
She makes him know and feels that he is the Head.
When he instructs her, her response is always, “Yes sir.”
She cut his hair when there was no barber in the town they lived.
She is his number one fan
The 78-year-old further shared this word of advice: “Today is my wife’s birthday and there are lessons that women, especially so many young brides can learn from her. She is a powerful woman, I know that.
She has many people who take instructions from her, but as powerful as she is, and even though she has seen me in my weakest moments, I have no doubt that I am her head.
If I insist, she would cancel whatever she was to do and come along with me. The Bible in Ephesians 5:23 says:
“For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church…”
The husband is the head of the wife. No matter how educated or successful you are, your husband is your head and you must regard him as such at all times. It is a terrible thing for a husband to feel his wife is his head.
Many men are misbehaving in their marriages simply because they want to establish that they are the head of their wives. Also, my wife is my number one fan.
“She wrote in the book Mathematics of Marriage – which we coauthored, that as my helpmate she knows she cannot help me
without my instructions, so when they come, her response is Yes sir.
Busy as she is, she still cooks my meals and serves me herself. Many young ladies these days leave everything to the house help. My wife still trims my nails for me.
There was a time when I was a teacher and was staying far from town. She had to cut my hair during that period. She is the only partner of the Adeboye Corporation; she doesn’t delegate her primary duties to anyone else. Just like the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31:1-31, I safely rest on my wife. Anything I uphold, she upholds too. Can your husband rely on you? Make up for your husband’s weaknesses, celebrate his successes, be his number one cheerleader. I wish my lovely wife a Happy Birthday.”
The pair got married in 1967 shortly after Adeboye completed his first degree at the University of Lagos graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
Their union has produced four children — three boys and a girl