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Title: An evaluation of marriage-divorce-remarriage issues among Ghanaian Christian migrants as blamed on the radical impact of western and African cultural clashes in the UK
Author: Okofo-Boansi, Ezekiel
ISNI:       0000 0004 5365 5131
Awarding Body: Prifysgol Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2014
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This study critically analyses an assumption that Ghanaian marriages, while in Britain, become difficult and that many do not survive. This is blamed on, the Impact of Britain's Western culture. Many migrant marriages apparently endure stressful deterioration that often leads to separation, abusive loveless co-habiting and sometimes divorce whilst resident in Britain. It consequently evaluates and discusses some practical issues facing Pastoral Ministry and counselling concerns of marital relationships especially of the Ghanaian Adventist migrants. It also discusses participant views on the Ghanaian migrant Seventh-day Adventist Churches' leadership approach and their implication on members' marriages including ethical issues regarding offenders' active participation in the church. This research was limited to a cross-section of the Ghanaian Seventh-day Adventist Christians in Britain for manageability and focus. It is anticipated that patterns found could be repeatable where Ghanaians are found elsewhere in the Western civilisation. This project objectively explored the above assumption to question, investigate and determine possible causative factors to help move from assumption to referable data and thereby inform and improve pastoral care ministries. The study concludes that Ghanaian Adventist Christian Migrant marriages actually endure occasional multifaceted destructive problems of unrealistic expectations from a community of relatives, friends, in -laws and the church as well as the couples themselves.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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