Unlocking equality: Holy matrimony society sheds light on partnership in marriage

Holy matrimony
Holy matrimony

The Holy Matrimony Society, Gaborone branch, recently hosted a married couple’s dinner with the theme, ‘Song of Solomon Couples Therapy’.

The event, which took place at Kagisong Centre in Mogoditshane, drew a commendable turnout of married couples who are members of the society. Steven Leboro, the guest speaker at the event, addressed a common expression: “Behind every successful man, there is a woman.”

He clarified that according to the Book of Genesis, a woman was created from the rib of a man, symbolising equality and partnership. Leboro emphasised that women are not meant to be subservient to men but are helpers, walking alongside them to complement each other. He highlighted the prevalence of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in marriages, attributing it to the belief that women are inferior and should serve men. He stressed the importance of recognising women as equals in marriage, citing Adam's admiration for Eve as evidence of their partnership.

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