Pastors, Please Stop Preaching to Women to Stay and Endure Abusive Relationships or Marriages — Rev. Funke Adejumo

Following the sudden and painful demise of a popular gospel singer, Sister Blessing Osinachi Nwachukwu, on Friday April 8, 2022, Rev. Funke Adejumo has charges pastors to stop telling people to stay in abusive relationships and be praying


The preacher and marriage counsellor gave her 2 cents via a live broadcast she made on Sunday, while reacting to the death of a colleague in the ministry, after an earlier report that late gospel singer died of throat cancer was abolished to be a lie by many people.



Unconfirmed reports claimed that late Osinachi was placed on life support after her husband kicked her in the chest during a recent violent argument and maltreatment in her home, which he reportedly endured for years.


While there have been any official statement of proof brought forward by any of her family members, her husband, has been arrested on grounds of suspected culpable homicide and that investigation into the matter is ongoing.



Reacting to the news surrounding the death of the talent gospel singer, Sister Osinachi’s Nwachukwu Rev. Adejumo called on those who have spiritual authority over people to stop telling them to stay in abusive relationships. She said;




“Woman you are not inferior to anybody. Don’t think that marriage is all that makes you. Please understand that you are important with or without marriage. Don’t die in any abusive relationship.” “I am not a pastor but a pastor’s wife. I’ve been a pastor’s wife for 33 years.


I want to say this to those of you that are privileged to have spiritual authority over people, please stop telling them to stay in abusive relationships and be praying,”


“If they were your blood relatives, would you tell them to stay there. How can you as a pastor and someone tells you that ‘my husband is beating me, my wife has brought out a knife’ and you tell the person to stay there, we will be praying for you. God can never hear that kind of prayer. That is abuse of power.



“Submission is not subjugation, submission is not slavery. The fact that you are the head of a relationship does not mean that you should kill the body in the name of religion”









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