The Church should intervene in the Tooro royal marriage scandal
Posted Wednesday, October 30 2013 at 01:00
It is now public knowledge that the Tooro Princess Ruth Komuntale’s marriage is on the rocks. In her own words, she is said to have firmly confirmed that the marriage to Thomas is over, barely a year to the first anniversary. The development is very sad indeed given the status of Komuntale in Tooro and Uganda at large.
I have taken time to read all available literature on the underlying reasons for the marital challenges. I seem to understand that there are differences between the two young people on how to manage their marriage and have it work.
Looking back, I remember that they were prepared for the marriage by very eminent religious leaders, including, Archbishop emeritus Henry Luke Orombi among others. The Church ministers that handled their union still live and in fact, are revered across Uganda for counselling married people that go through the kind of challenges that Princess Komuntale and her husband are going through.
My very candid advise is for us all to support the counselling of these young people to appreciate that marriage is a life-long commitment and is not managed on Facebook.
I have been married for more than 12 years now and I can confirm without any fear of being contradicted that marriage is a challenging institution and this fact has to be understood by those that enter it.
I implore the Church to come to Komuntale’s rescue now. She needs counselling urgently and without a doubt, the Church remains the most competent institution to turn-around their shortcomings.