Gospel musician Philipa Baafi has advised female gospel musicians not to consider marrying pastors if they are not called by God to do so.
According to her, pastors and ‘Asafo Maames’ go along so unless the woman is called to that to that position, it would be wrong to marry a pastor because the marriage will not work.
It is a common situation in Ghana that female gospel musicians usually end up marrying pastors.
Some are known to serve the Lord in the church alongside their husbands while others just concentrate on their music career.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Philipa noted that “the Gospel musician sings in the church and the man of God comes to preach. Naturally, Gospel musicians and men of God do the same job, it’s just like doctors marrying nurses.
“If you are not called by God to marry a man of God, don’t even think about settling down with them because the marriage will never work. You need to be spiritually ready to settle down with a man of God”.
Touching on the issue of gospel musicians’ marriages collapsing often Philipa Baafi cautioned Ghanaians not to quickly pass judgements because just like every other person, Gospel musicians are humans.
“I don’t normally comment on such issues, especially if I don’t know the cause of the collapse of a marriage. Ghanaians are too quick to judge when we don’t even have the facts.
“What most people forget is that we are human and we might make mistakes but Ghanaians expect the Gospel musician to live in a certain way. Yes, we are Gospel musicians but it’s just the Grace of God sustaining us.
“I believe we should rather pray for such Gospel musicians whose marriages have failed. We are told to forgive 70×77 times but how many of us are able to do that? It just needs the grace of God to stand firm because marriage is such a difficult task,” she told Graphic Showbiz.
She added that marriage is not an easy task and that it takes God and determination from the parties involved to make it work and that anyone going into marriage should take time and get to know their future spouse before making the life long decision.
“Marriage itself is not an easy task but it takes the two people to make it work. With prayers and determination, God will surely make it work,” she said.