Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministry has warned young men against putting themselves under pressure to please female friends they have no marriage relationship with.
The renowned clergyman, who spoke during a sermon on Christmas Pressure, urged young men to remember their parents and relatives during the Christmas season, stressing that they should not succumb to any pressure from their female folks.
He advised the bachelors to rather give presents of foodstuffs to female friends in need but not money.
He said, “A young man meets a lady and he says, “I like you”. Then the lady will say, “Eh? What will you give me?” Ah!Ah! Is it a business transaction?
“And the young man is looking for what to give. Why? If a girl asks you “what will you give me?”, ask her “what have you given me; How much have you given me? ”
“I am saying this to you young men now so you don’t spend your Christmas in pain. Your mother is in the village; your siblings have not eaten; your parents are stranded, but you are gathering Christmas money to give to a girl you are not married to.
“If anyone is putting you under pressure this December, turn off your phone and put it on 2nd January. Only turn it on when you want to talk to people that are relevant. Afterwards, turn it off. Otherwise, block the line until 2nd January. Nobody should put you under pressure. Don’t kill yourself. Take care of your mother, siblings and family. If there is anything extra, help the poor.
“Don’t carry anybody on your head. I am talking to any young man here. Give her foodstuff; not money for Christmas cloth. If you are preparing to marry or you are in a marriage relationship with anybody and God has blessed you, take care of the person”.
He however urged those in marriage relationships to take care of fiancees and also help the less privileged in the society if they are capable.