Reflection Paper Marriage

They do this because the more wives they have the

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are usually the ones who get married more than once. They do this because the more wives they have, the more powerful they become. Also it gives the men a better chance of having more children to pass on their name. What I find interesting about this type of marriage is that the husband must treat all of his wives equally. Now I don’t have a problem with this but I find it interesting that you have a responsibility to treat your wife you just married the same as you treat your wife that you married 10 years ago. Because of the importance of marriage and transmitting the life-force, it is necessary for proper behavior among the living but even more important have proper behavior and procedures in the relationship between the living and the ancestors. Everything done in marriage is dedicated Renaud 3 to them and must be done in their sight. They have a stake in this step of a person’s life and are very much involved in the process. According to our book, “Life depends on the ancestors who
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guard it on behalf of God (pg121.)” During the marriage process and the living head of the family represents God and the ancestors. This leads us to the question of why children in African families are given significant value. As stated earlier, children are an important part of marriage because they complete the
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  • Spring '11
  • DariusMakuja
  • Michael Renaud

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