Building African Christian Marriages

By Elijah Baloyi

Written for families and pastoral caregivers in Africa, this research-based study offers insights on topics such as lobolo (where a man pays the family of his fiancee for her hand in marriage), infertility, and the role of intervention in a marriage by the extended family. The book demonstrates how unjustly and unfairly certain African practices and traditions have been criticized, and it discusses some of the undesirable outcomes due to the ignorance behind the criticism. Based on years of pastoral counselling, the book brings together valuable information comparing Biblical truths with traditional African wisdom. This will be an invaluable guide to families seeking a balanced approach to African Christian marriage, and it offers solutions to various issues around the preparation for marriage.

110 pages

Publication Date: 12/2/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781868887347