Adequate marriage preparation as a basis for stability in families : a case study of Jinja Karoli Parish, Kampala Archdiocese
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The topic dealt with in this study was Adequate Marriage Preparation as a Basis for Stability in Families (case Study, Jinja Karoli Parish Kampala Archdiocese). The study intended to contribute to the development of the theory and practices for enhancement of adequate marriage preparation in order to achieve stability in families. The study targeted the Catholics of Jinja Karoli Parish and looked at their various specifications such as gender, age group, marital status and occupation. The study found out that people were aware of the fact that many families in Jinja Karoli parish are experiencing instabilities. The principle cause of these instabilities in families was inadequate marriage preparation due to the laxity of some of the parties responsible for marriage preparation. In this research, Interview guides, Questionnaire, Observation, Book review methods and internet were used during investigations and collection of data. Chapter One provides an introduction to the whole research work. Chapter Two examined the available literature in relation to the topic. The material for this chapter was got from the library and the internet. Chapter Three presents the methodology employed in gathering data on the topic of study, that is; research design, study procedures, sampling procedures, data collection procedures, and the techniques of data organisation, analysis and interpretation. In Chapter Four, the researcher analytically presented the research findings from the field basing on the objectives of the study and some of the finding include: The study indicated that, in Jinja Karoli Parish, marriage preparation is mainly carried out by religious leaders such as the priests, deacons and catechists by instructing people and organizing several moments intended to offer marriage preparation to the people. Unfortunately the other parties responsible for marriage preparation such as the parents and the relatives pay less attention due to various reasons which were given by the respondents. In the study various ways of enhancing adequate marriage preparation were suggested by the respondents. The respondents gave the expected outcomes of adequate marriage preparation in promotion of stability in families. They finally recommended that adequate marriage preparation should always be promoted in Jinja Karoli Parish because of its many importances which lead to stability in families. Chapter Five involved the discussion of findings, limitations and implications of the study. Chapter Six comprised of conclusions and recommendations. The study clearly showed that adequate marriage preparation leads to stability in families.