CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MARRIAGE: ITS IMPLICATION ON EDUCATION
AKINPELU, ISAAC OLAYEMI
The paper contemporary issues in marriage: its implication on education looks into the marriage institution and the purpose for its creation. Marriage is a union between two opposite sex. God is the initiator of marriage, Genesis 2:18, the Lord said ‘it’s not good for the man to live alone, I will make him a helper’. The reasons for this are when it was discovered that it was only Adam that was moving up and down in the Garden of Eden. Marriage is for companionship, sexual satisfaction and protection. But as man mingles with world there are now issues in marriage. Marriage can take any form to be legally acceptable in society. They are customary marriage, traditional marriage, religious marriage and civil marriage, any forms of these marriages without the touch of the people’s custom and tradition is not bounding, items requested by the bride family depends on the belief and tradition of the parent. Issues in marriage ranging from religious, culture, physical, economic and emotional. This has an implication on the education institution where some parents may withdraw their words when it is noticed that the teacher is having a marital problem. Recommendations were made such as married couples should allow the marriage to work.