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Marital disputes

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, May 09, 2014

MARITAL dispute is an issue that can be addressed at an early stage, particularly if young people get pre-marital counselling sessions not less than three months prior to their wedding.

Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma's Indian Division superintendent Reverend Dr Immanuel Reuben raised this during the Indian divisional level meeting in Suva yesterday, saying pre-marital counselling sessions will allow couples to know the Christian understanding of marriage and family life, which are vitally important.

"Confirmed literature in the people's language should be available to resource both the trainer and the trainees," Dr Reuben said.

He said other issues highlighted during the meeting were education, constant nurturing of people's faith, renewal of worship and stewardship, city mission and social services.

"We are part of the global community whereby change is inevitable, the church must learn how to handle change thoughtfully and creatively.

"It deeply affects the life of the church as an institution, as well as the lives of her members. Confusion, lost, frozen faith, exodus to other faiths and denominations and brain drain are common negative features associated with change."

He said the relevancy of their Christian faith against the teeth of the contemporary issues of today that challenge the people's faith was worth careful consideration.

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