BWA organized a specialized training workshop on the foundations of marital relations for group of researchers in the family affairs in Ministry of Health, it was held on Tuesday, May 17 at Kanoo Health Centre in Nouedrat. The workshop was delivered by engineer Asma Rajab member of BWA women program.
The workshop aimed to qualify and educate couples on what marriage is and how to build a successful relationship based on values and principles of proper marriage, several essential topics were addressed, including: how to properly get prepared for marriage, the most important marital needs and their impact on marital relations stability, and finally the beliefs and misconceptions and their impact on the reality of marriages and ways to address them and correct them.
In the beginning of the workshop engineer Asma Rajab indicated the importance of preparing for marriage, she said: ” 90% of marital relations failure is due to lack of preparation and genuine readiness”, she also stressed on the importance of setting priorities during marriage preparation, saying: “When materialistic arrangements and manifestations dominate over the real preparations and readiness for marriage, it become the standard based on which stability of marital life is later measured, and it determines the fate of this relationship, while the real priorities during preparation must be moral and immaterial for both sides in order to achieve stability in marital life”.
In the topic related to the impact of misconceptions and wrong beliefs on the real essence of marital relations, engineer Asma Rajab pointed out influence of the media in promoting false notions about marriage, she confirmed that: “conscious watching of the media requires questioning and being suspicious about all the shows, movies and ads, and the need for not taking for granted its correctness until its tested and validated and then allow it to pass to our subconscious”.
The session included several exercises and group activities in various subjects addressed by the training workshop. Participants expressed their thanks to BWA for this important workshop with its key concepts and principles in preparing for marriages. Finally, they expressed their desire to attend more workshops dealing with the foundations of building marital relationships since it supports their role as researchers in family affairs.