Marriage is the bond that holds people together, and a contract between a man and a woman, stating that they will be forever respectful, loving and caring for each other.
The question is why do people consciously decide to engage themselves into this lifetime commitment, despite all its challenges.
“I got married on January 1, 2000. The reason is because I had found the person I truly loved. He loved me too, and vowed to always be there for me before anyone else, and give me all the necessary comfort. He is person, whom I will have children with and help me to raise a family,”
Evelyn Umurerwa, Hosts ‘Women Development’ on Rwanda Television.
“Humanly speaking, I married because I was half, and the other person was also half, so we both needed to complement each other. Emotionally speaking, all human beings need comfort.
The positive effect of marriage has a special commandment, which is to complement and be reproductive. Those who don’t want to marry for example, the Catholics, have a special call. But under normal circumstances, human beings have to marry.”
Emmanuel Kolini, is the Archbishop of Rwanda
“At some point one has to settle down. As for my case, I married because I had found the right person.”
Shyaka Kanuma, the Managing Director of The Rwanda Focus.
“I was crazy about my girlfriend, and that’s why I married at the age of 23.”
Joseph Habineza is Rwanda’s Minister of Sports and Culture.
“Marriage is so sweet. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to stay with for the rest of your life. ”
Intore Massamba is a Rwandan artist.
“There is nothing sweeter than marriage. When I found a person, who loved and cherished me, and whom my heart desired, I decided to get married to him. My husband is God given and I love him so much.”
Miss Tonzi is an artist and fashion designer.
“I married to change my marital status, have a family and children. Also, I wanted a special person, who will accompany me in my journey of life.”
Alex Dusabe is a locally renowned gospel artist.
“It was the right time for me to get married. I was 23 years old and I had finished school. So when Mr. Right proposed to me, I didn’t hesitate to accept.”
Zamda Mukecuru is the owner of Sparkling @ Zamda’s.
“I married to accomplish the assignment given by God, which is to marry, give birth and fill the world.”
Cobra is the owner of Cadillac nightclub and Mama Africa restaurant, in Kimihurura.
“It is a beautiful thing when two people are committed to each other. Marriage is just a way to confirm it. I got married in 1982, after I had found someone I could always trust and be happy with.”
Asia Murekatete is a shop attendant.