A lot of issues about marriage come up these days, and it has become imperative to thrash them out. When it comes to marriage, there is a school of thought that believes that a woman is rightfully married to her to a man as soon as her traditional marriage rites have been fully fulfilled (as in paying of bride price). The second school of thought believes that a man is only entitled to call a woman his wife after being legally joined together by a properly constituted marriage registry. However, the third and final school of thought holds the view that only a church can declare a man and a woman truly and properly married.
So we have come up with today’s “unanswered question,” can a woman be adjudged to be truly married after her bride price has been paid? Can she pack her things and move in with her husband when all marriage rites have been fully settled traditionally?
So let’s know on whose side of the divide you stand because this has got to be one of the most hotly debated topics in this part of the world?
As a father, would you stop your daughter from moving in with her man after all rites have been settled? As a man, would you feel cheated if you are denied the right to take your woman home after doing all the necessary things as tradition demands?