“Mother,” said Nchang to her mother.
Her mother pricked her ears to hear.
It was one of those quiet evenings at home. The children had returned from school while their parents had come back from work.They were sharing their experiences of the day.
“Why do you and daddy not talk to us about marriage and how we are supposed to prepare ourselves for it?” She asked.
“Good question,” said Ngwa joyfully. Like Nchang he felt it was not right that their parents were not talking to them about the challenges that life reserved for them
“What makes you ask that question?” asked Mr. Akwanwi cut in curiously. Mrs. Akwanwi was still unable to utter a word.
“I read a story on the web today about a young girl who said how she was having many challenging situations in her marriage because nobody ever told her what to expect. I believe that had her parents educated her on marriage, things would have been better for her.”
The couple felt challenged to spend more time with their children educating them on life issues. That evening, when they shared this story with their friends, at the neighbor’s meeting, everybody who heard it agreed Nchang was right.
If parents teach their children about marriage, they will do better in their marital lives. There are many divorces today because enough preparation is not done before marriage.
Judging by the statistics of couples whose marriages have been saved by marriage training seminars in my region, I believe we can curb the rate of divorce in the world today by 300% if marriage preparatory courses and multiplied, intensified and made more effective.