Stylish and fashionable Nairobi pastor Kathy Kiuna has some important advice on marriage for those already hitched and the young people hoping or planning to say, “I do…”

The co-founder of Jubilee Christian Church in Kenya warned against admiring the online displays of love.

The Rev Kiuna, who is a gospel music artiste and the author of several Christian books, said: “The celebrity lifestyles paraded on Instagram are not the ideal married life.”

She wrote on her Instagram that success in marriage can only be achieved through hard work.

“We have to be super careful not to look at instamarriages and assume that marriage is all rainbows and butterflies. Comparison is the enemy of happiness.”

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She said the men and women seen online acting like perfect couples also have their worst moments.

The past said that they only share their best moments online.

“For the married couples struggling right now and seeing instacouples drooling over each other, probably have more moments when they want to be on each other’s necks,” she added.

The mother of three had super advice to individuals whose marriages are troubled. She urged them not to give up but also warned against comparison of one’s union to Instagram couples.

“Work it out with your spouse, forgive, and forget! For those single, prepare yourselves for the rollercoaster that is marriage. Don’t bail out the second it gets tough and don’t compare your marriage to Instagram poster couples.”

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However, the Rev Kiuna believes that marriage is a beautiful union.

:Marriage is hard work but is a beautiful union and it works!”

Recently, the grandmother of two, who counsels young women, explained that marriage is not just about good times but also for hard tough periods.

She recalled how her hubby, Bishop Allan Kiuna, held her close as she cried, when she took the last look at her departed father.

On 27th August, the celebrity couple celebrated 26 years of a fruitful marriage.

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