Anew book with the title: ‘Marriage Without Tears’, written by a former banker, Apostle (Dr.) Stephen Okonkwor Nwawolo was launched on September 1, 2019, at the Jesus Saves Church in Ketu area, Lagos State.
The launch of the 218-page book, segmented into 27 chapters attracted people from all walks of life including church leaders, royal fathers, couples, singles, youths, students, parents and the general public.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, the author, Dr Nwawolo said the book was written to the glory of God and for the continuous benefit of everyone that would engage in marriage in a lifetime in accordance with the will of God.
According to him, “Marriage Without Tears’ will give useful guidance to what marriage should be, as marriage is the first institution ordained by God, which should be hallowed, honoured and enjoyed in line with God’s principles and purposes for setting it up.
“It is a love covenant binding two unrelated opposite gender (male and female) with God at the centre,” the author said.
Dr Nwawolo, who is also a senior minister in Jesus Saves Church decried the situation whereby some marriages in most parts of our societies have been bewildered with so many challenges, full of sorrow and tears.
Some of such marriages, he said, have caused so much pain and damages as a result of irreconcilable differences leading to constant hatred, misunderstandings, blackmails, quarrels, fights, domestic violence, infidelity, frustrations, psychological/spiritual traumas, litigations, break-ups, and even death occasionally.
To put an end to many of these challenges and factors as well as wipe away resulting tears, Dr Nwawolo said that the book has become necessary as it would provide much guidance, perceived questions and answers to address some likely burning issues resulting to ugly experiences in marriages.
Reviewing the “Marriage without Tears,” Apostle Mike Mgbeze, advised the public to ensure that they have copies in their homes, as the book is filled with guides on how to make a peaceful marriage, which leads to a peaceful home.
According to Apostle Mgbeze, the book is good for married people and even for widows and widowers.
He said, “For example, when some women lose their husbands or the other way round, people do say you can’t marry, but this book also stated the number of years one needs to attain before re-marrying. According to the book, it is about 60 years. Some people don’t know this but this book has it all. With it, you can discover every facet of life. It is a guide for those who want to choose a life partner. The book contains what you can look out for; the things to do and things not to do. It has the kind and characteristics of the man or woman one can marry”.
It talked about courtship, engagement, marriage and the difference between marriage and wedding. The most important aspect revealed in the book is the family traits which I will touch as I review the book. I want to inform you again that Pastor Stephen Nwawolo and Helen Nwawolo celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year, so I will say that he is qualified to write this book: “Marriage Without Tears” because he has seen it all. In marriage, you will pass through challenges and if you can scale through for 25 years and you are not shaking, that means you are qualified to write such book,” Apostle Mgbeze added.
Reading out the author’s profile, senior Pastor Ayodele Alonge described Dr Nwawolo as an ordained Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
“He is the anchor of Trueway Ministry, an e-evangelistic network for soul winning and other cares of life. He is a senior minister in Jesus Saves Church, Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos State of Nigeria. He is a non-compromise long-standing servant of God who has remained within the ambit of Christian evangelism and pastoral duties based on Christ’s doctrine for over two decades. He is a cleric, lecturer, marriage and educational counsellor.
“He has been a renowned marriage counsellor both within the church circle and outside. His God-given counselling, wisdom, knowledge and skills had resulted in multiple happy homes which testimonies are outpouring to the glory of God. He has conducted a series of successful wedlock at different times and places. He is also by the grace of God enjoying a blissful marriage spanning up to twenty-five years with his spouse,” Alonge hinted.
Dr Nwawolo is from Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha-South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. He attended Isho Primary School, St. Anthony’s College and Anglican Grammar School respectively in Ubulu-Uku. He obtained Diploma in Data Processing from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos; BSc in Sociology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria; BSc in Theology from Key to Life Bible College & Theological University, Lagos; Post Graduate Diploma in Education from National Teachers Institute, Kaduna; MSc and PhD in International Business from Wisconsin International University, USA. He is an Associate Member; The Chartered Institute of Shipping (ACIS), Nigeria.
He attended so many courses home and abroad including but not limited to the following: Finacle package Administrator, Infosys Technologies, Bangalore, INDIA, Customer Service Management training, e-Banking, Unix Administration, Electronic payment Operations, and Visa First course, Visa Business School, CEMEA Region.
He had many years of progressive Banking, Information Technology and lecturing experiences in different industries and college circles.
He is also the Coordinator of Fertileland Private Schools and Educational Services Limited in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He wrote and authored two different books to the glory of God and for the salvation of souls entitled, “Jesus The Only True Way” and “Daily Meeting With Jesus”; other books are still in progress by God’s grace.
He is widely travelled and happily married to Evangelist Helen Ogodinwa Nwawolo and blessed with adoring children.