This is one of the most discussed issues in the youth forum but it always end without a concrete solution to it
Here are some reasons why brethren don’t marry each other in the fold
Many brethren have the mindset that they can’t find the type of spouse they are looking for in the fold
They believe the good ones are rare and scarce hence, generalizing that they can’t find their type.
When you believe you will surely find your type and what you are looking for.
There are good and reasonable brethren in Celestial fold that one can choose and marry.
And God always prepares someone befitting for every single in this Celestial fold to match them.
Acts of Carnality and Tolerance among brethren has made the idea of marriage look stale among brethren.
Why marry what you have already tasted and enjoyed and even possibly passed around.
The value has diminished already then the next step is to look outside the fold
We grew up together, know each other history and growing up, why should we marry each other. Many of the youths are of this mentality that many of the brothers or sisters knows them too much, have seen their flaws and others hence.
There is nothing bad in marrying someone who knows you very well.
When you want to marry a brethren, you will hear alot of bad mouths, dirty rumors and hearsays about the person that can shatter your heart and discourage you to take the step.
Some people enjoy spoiling the image of others when they see that someone comes to enquire about them for marriage.
The complaint of indecency is very high.
The way many brethren portray themselves render them unfit for marriage.
Your general outlook has a lot to contribute to the type of person you are.
Prophecies have mislead and discouraged the marriage of brethren in the church.
Many prophecies that ought to be unionizing are instead dividing the brethren.
Many brethren are unserious and only interested in playing around with no vision or mission.
They even generate to the level of passing around brethren to friends.
This has discouraged many from seeking a spouse among brethren
#Standard and Purpose
Many brethren do not follow marital standards and neither have a purpose or pursuit to pursue.
Many are handsome and beautiful but wasting time around or lacking divine purpose for life.
#Guidance, Mentoring and Counselling
When two brethren have interest in each other, the church ought to encourage, mentor, guide and counsel them properly.
But instead rumors and rancors are being spread all over and this often discourage them from continuing
There are many more that are not listed here that I hope the readers can contribute
Its time we find solutions to this issue.
I dearly will marry my brethren in this fold.
By Tola Adele
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