The Preliminary Steps/ Letter Writing/ The Introduction Ceremony/ The Engagement Ceremony/ The Wedding Ceremony/ Remaining Focused/ Challenges For The Church And Christian Mothers/ Vital Issues To Note/ Praying Appropriately/ Programme Management/ Suggested Programme for Letter of Marriage/ Proposal and Introduction Of Nuclear Family/ Members/ Practical Demonstration Of Marriage Engagement/ References/ Appendix/ Index.
ROAD TO A BLISSFUL UNION
(A handbook on Christian Introduction, Engagement and Marriage Ceremonies)
Marriage in the African context is usually a union of families. It is a big event that is not to be taken lightly. Even among Christians, part of the wedding rites is the formal Curing ‘Spectatoritis in the Church introduction of families that precede the traditional engagement and the holy wedlock. Juggling with the options thrown up by the requirements of faith and traditions can, sometimes, be bewildering. Nike Akinwande’s work provides a useful guide on steps to be taken in line with Christian tenets. Her work reminds “us of the profound simplicity, serious implications, divine expectations and yet joyousness that should characterise these occasions…what is crucial and truly beneficial in what we are doing”. It is as much a Christian companion as a sociological treatise.
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