The process of mourning for Eswatini widowers : a pastoral concern

Show simple item record Dlamini, Dalcy Badeli Masango, Maake J.S. 2022-03-30T10:52:04Z 2022-03-30T10:52:04Z 2021-07-05
dc.description.abstract Eswatini custom and church traditions indirectly and directly affect the way widowers handle their mourning period, after the demise of their better halves. Instead of mourning their loss of spouses for their spiritual, emotional, social and financial healing, widowers rush to remarry. This has resulted in dysfunctional marriages, ill health, financial crisis and sometimes death. This article has analysed the impact of the Eswatini custom and church traditions on widowers as emanating from the ‘throne’. The aim of this article therefore is to unpack some of the struggles faced by widowers, which often impacts them on their journey of life as they seek to relive life with another wife. It is in this regard that Nick Pollard’s method of positive deconstruction was used to enter the space of the widowers. Charles Gerkin’s shepherding model was incorporated in order to be able to journey with the troubled souls. The process will in turn heal them as they will be taught about the importance of mourning before remarrying. CONTRIBUTION : Widowers in Eswatini are the most vulnerable yet neglected in the kingdom of Eswatini. Patriarchy plays a major role, and in this case, it is men versus men power. Eswatini’s cultural practices and church practices have a major impact on widowers and may even shorten their lifespan. en_ZA
dc.description.department Practical Theology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2022 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dlamini, D. & Masango, M.J., 2021, ‘The process of mourning for Eswatini widowers: A pastoral concern’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 77(4), a6260. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v77i4.6260
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Royalty en_ZA
dc.subject Culture en_ZA
dc.subject Patriarchy en_ZA
dc.subject Monarch en_ZA
dc.subject Widowhood en_ZA
dc.subject Mourning en_ZA
dc.title The process of mourning for Eswatini widowers : a pastoral concern en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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