Rev. Laurie Idahosa has revealed the need for a woman to be independent, and also to stop living in her parents’ house before marriage.
In an interview with Plus TV, the preacher revealed that she moved out of her parents’ house to be independent at 17. Rev. Laurie Idahosa said being independent is necessary, because sometimes marriage does not turn out to be what one expected and adults should learn to take responsibilities.
“A woman should be independent before marriage. In the Bible, the proverbs 31 woman is one very hardworking woman..doing remarkable things, overseeing things…doing something…so a woman shouldn’t wait till she is married before stepping into her calling and destiny.
“Once you are an adult, there is nothing wrong with you stepping out to navigate the destined part of your life, young adult women should have the freedom to explore life, business, opportunites, dreams.
I don’t believe a lady should stay in her father’s house till marriage, a responsible young adult should take responsibilites, sometimes you get married and its not exactly what you though it was going to be. “
On living independently before marriage, she said;
“Responsibility is something that is earned in stages. I moved out of my parents home at 17 and i moved in with a friends who is an hairstylist and i began to experience life even before after school. I became independent, but even in my independcne, i still had a relationship with my parents, they were still invloved in my life.
“Even till today, they still know about my finances, choices etc…a parental relationship as well as independence is important for a young adult female and it also gives a woman the opportunity not to be caged.
“When sending a woman to her husband’s wife, she should be an asset not a liabilty, she should have networks and more…she needs time to become….so as to avoid stories or situations like’, ‘my dad took care of me and now my husband should too’… she should add value to her husband and not just be dependent on him. ”