Amarachi, a twenty-nine-year-old married mother of three young children, described her rage when she discovered that her husband, Chukwuma, had a girlfriend. For most men, the idea that a young woman has been something of a free sexual agent, utilizing her body for economic purposes, or even just for her own pleasure, contradicts the ideal-typical image of a good wife.
On the other hand, Clement of Alexandria argued that sexual difference was not rooted in sin but in creation, and is good because it leads to procreation. Both partners need to be willing to show up for each other and put in the effort. Good Wives and Cheating Husbands For married men, the situation is completely different.
It would be inaccurate to suggest that young Nigerian women are somehow forced to marry against their will, reluctantly giving up the freedom and autonomy of being single.
Continuity and Change in African Cultures. Married women routinely condemn the very behavior they engaged in when they were single. Marital case studies were conducted with 20 couples, 14 residing in Ubakala and six residing in Owerri.
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External link. Certainly attracting men is one reason, but so too is the desire to be fashionable. Because of their focus on children, Browning, Marquardt, and Gallagher highlight the care-giving role of marriage for children that ought to be enshrined in law.
Upon reviewing all of these authors, Roberts concludes that the Christian tradition has since the time of Augustine held that sexual difference is rooted in creation, is intrinsically good, and ordered to procreation in marriage as well as to a theological purpose beyond procreation.
Africa Today. The Igbo of Southeast Nigeria. Scholars of West African society have long recognized the pronounced social importance of marriage and fertility in the region Fortes , Bledsoe and Pison , Feldman-Savelsberg Young women can tolerate less money if there is more emotional support and affection and little or no emotional intimacy if there is a lot of money.