Frequent question: What are the disadvantages of bride price?

What are the effects of bride price?

It was discovered that high bride price affects the stability of marriages through precipitation of domestic violence, poverty especially among young couples, dehumanization of the women and increased propensity for divorce. The study concludes that high bride price has negative effect on marital stability.

What does the Bible say about bride price?

Exodus 22:16-17: “If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.”

Which state has the highest bride-price in Nigeria?

What is the most expensive bride price in Nigeria?

  • The Kalabari in Rivers state: their bride-price and cost of items required might go as high as N1million naira in some cases.
  • Ibibio in Akwa-Ibom state: their demands can run as high as N700,000.

Can a man marry his sister in law?

Although a man may marry his sister-in-law and a woman may marry her brother-in-law, other relatives-in-law may marry provided they are at least 21 years of age and the family members involved in creating the in-law relationship are both dead.

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What is the difference between dowry and bride-price?

Bride price and dowry are terms that refer to payments made at the time of marriage in many cultures, primarily in Asia and Africa. Bride price is typically paid by the groom or the groom’s family to the bride’s family. Dowry is typically paid by the bride’s family to the bride or to the wedded couple.

What is the bride price of a virgin?

The Exodus chapter 22 verse 16 to 17 which he refers to reads: “If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife. If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins.”

What do you call a woman who marries for money?

Gold digger is the usual term for somebody who pursues a relationship for money. Its connotation is more greed than poverty, however. If you want a more neutral term, I’d suggest marriage of convenience.