Christian Marriage and Sexuality in the African Context Today
Marriage in Christian and African Context
Today marriage as a stable state are far gone.They are being threatened by modernity.Science has overtaken the world faith and reason are in perpetual conflict.These days people speak of sperm bank,test-tube babies,cloning, genetic engineering, euthanasia, abortion, same sex, condoms, pills, homosexuality, lesbianism, fornication, masturbation.All these threaten the institution of marriage.We can now draw a line between pro-lifers and pro-choice.The mothers wombs are no longer baby-friendly;it has become like a grave.The babies are an endangered species.Marriage has become a momentous act which is not taken seriously.Therefore marriage is in trouble today.Marriage is criticized left and right.Marriage is no longer seen as permanent.
Marriage is undergoing an extraordinary transformation because of contemporary changes that are shaping human culture.It is the most elastic term to be used today because it embraces different expectations and life-styles.The two most important difference between African and western marriage are seen within two areas:The manner in which the marriage begins.Whether or not the ability to bear children is essential or is necessary.The book is a must read.
Kasomo Daniel PhD: Studied Religious Studies in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
A Roman Catholic Bishop and the Leader of the Society of St Peter and Paul in Kenya.
A Senior Lecturer in Maseno University in Kenya.
Former Dean of Students and Counselor in Egerton University and Head of Department of Religious Studies Catholic University.