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BRIDE-TO-BE: Why measure my value with cows and goats? - 7 months ago, 10 Aug 17:24

I used to think my folks were the modern kind but their immediate transformation to traditional parents the minute I told them I was getting married made me question this.

Let me give you some background.

This year alone, I know seven people who are getting married. Two have already said their ‘I dos’, so five more to go. All of them have either gone through or are going through the traditional processes beforehand.

Across the board, you will hear that it is not cheap and that it is an absolute must if you want a blissful marriage after. We are all Christians by the way and do ‘not conform to the patterns of this world but are transformed by the renewal of the mind.’ How ironical.

No matter what community you come from, there must be a bride price equivalent. The parents will meet for introductions. And shortly after, the ...
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