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Money cannot guarantee marital success- Godman Akinlabi speaks about Bill and Melinda Gates divorce (Do you Agree?)

4 days 19 hours ago #11969 by lighteousness
Renowned church leader and senior pastor of the Elevation Church, Pastor Godman Akinlabi has joined others to react to the recent breaking news of the divorce of the philanthropist couple and former richest couple in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates.

The couple announced the breakup of their 27 years’ marriage on Monday. In a joint petition for dissolution of marriage, the couple asserted their legal union was "irretrievably broken," but said they had reached agreement on how to divide their marital assets. No details of that accord were disclosed in the filing in King County Superior Court in Seattle. The 65-year-old who co-founded Microsoft Corp and his 56-year-old spouse, Melinda French Gates met after she joined the software giant as a product manager, and they dated for a few years before marrying in January 1994 in Hawaii. "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the two said in a joint statement posted on each of their individual Twitter accounts. "We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life," they said. In his own reaction to the news, Pastor Godman Akinlabi wrote on his social media account “Money cannot guarantee marital success, it can only aid it when other foundational values like friendship, mutual respect, oneness, transparency, accountability, selflessness, forgiveness and mutually satisfying intimacy are all in place.”

Bill Gates is ranked No. 4 on the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest individuals, with an estimated $124 billion fortune. In a separate statement, the Gates Foundation said the couple would remain as co-chairs and trustees of the organization. "They will continue to work together to shape and approve foundation strategies, advocate for the foundation’s issues, and set the organization’s overall direction," the foundation's statement said. With several wealthy couples reported to have divorced in recent years including the likes of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie, and many other rich personalities. Do you agree with Pastor Godman that Money can’t guarantee marital success?

Written by Ayodeji Samson for Lighteousness

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