My name is Ekene. I am a 37-year-old man based in Lagos; and I am currently full of regrets after I took my pastor’s advice to get married to a devil.
I have been married for three years now to Grace and we have a child. In all the years we have been married, I have lived in absolute regret.
I feel sad every day because my wife has turned out to be an agent of the devil; she has caused so much havoc in my life since I got married to her.
To say she is possessed will be an understatement and every effort to make her change has proved abortive.
I only blame my pastor who insisted that I marry her as she was the one created for me by God. How was I to know that the pastor was leading me to my doom?
I met Grace through my pastor whom I took as my spiritual father. I used to take my problems to him for spiritual assistance and prayers.
At the time, I was in a relationship with Nkem, and had plans to get married to her. But when I took her to meet the pastor for counseling, he immediately disapproved of her.
Two days later, he sent for me. When I got to his house, he told me that while he was praying, God told him Nkem was not my wife; also, that if I got married to her, she would bring untold hardship to me.
He insisted that I should not marry her as she was not the wife ordained for me by God. As painful as it was to let Nkem go, I did not want to incur the wrath of God as the pastor said. I had to let her go.
After some weeks, the pastor introduced Grace to me, saying she was related to his wife. He said that God had told him she was the wife meant for me.
We got married six months after and since then, life has never been the same for me. Grace turned into something else.
She is so hot-tempered that anytime we have a slight disagreement, she would get into a fit and break anything in sight.
Grace has broken the television sets in my house, air conditioners, phones, electronics, kitchen utensils, and louvers.
She even took out her demon-possessed anger on my car at one time and damaged the windscreens, side mirrors, lights and almost set the car on fire.
She does not spare me either as she uses any object within her reach to attack me, inflicting serious injuries on me on many occasions.
And she has also fought all our neighbours and my relatives who now stay away from me.
Anytime I report her to the pastor, he would tell me that what I am going through is called a cross. He would say I have to bear it and has warned me several times never to divorce Grace as that will spell doom for me.
The last straw was when my mother came visiting to get some medical attention. I was in my office when a neighbour called me to rush back home that my wife has killed my mother.
By the time I managed to get home, I saw a crowd gathered in my apartment. I saw my mother lying sprawled on the floor with many people fanning her while some were pouring water on her.
I rushed my mother to the hospital where she was admitted. She spent over three weeks before she recovered fully.
I was told that Grace had beaten my mother because she dared to ask for her food. It took the grace of God for me not to kill Grace that day. Neighbours had quickly rushed her out when they heard my car coming.
I have had enough and despite the pastor threatening fire and brimstone, warning me of the consequences of what would come if I divorce Grace, I have made up my mind that this is the end of everything.
Dear readers, after going through Ekene’s sad story on True Confession today, do you think he should go ahead and divorce Grace or continue to endure their marriage?