Pre-marriage courses are designed to provide couples with important information and skills to help them build strong and healthy relationships. Recently we had the government addressing this matter to make it mandatory.
The Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development is considering making pre-marriage courses mandatory for non-Muslim couples.
The Deputy Minister, Aiman Athirah Sabu, announced that the ministry is drafting a proposal paper to form a committee to study the feasibility of this proposal.
According to FMT, Aiman said this when winding up the debate session on the motion of thanks for the royal address in the Dewan Negara.
She was replying to Senator Aknan Ehtook, who proposed that non-Muslim couples undergo a pre-marriage course before tying the knot.
During the same session in the Dewan Negara, Aiman addressed the issue of a shortage of officers and staff from the social welfare department (JKM) at temporary relief centers during the recent floods in several states.
She explained that the JKM has taken steps to address this issue by empowering the community. Specifically, the JKM has appointed community leaders, heads of local agencies, school principals, head teachers, and other volunteers from the community as supervisors, committee members, and staff at relief centers.
What is the benefit Pre-Marriage courses?
- Provide couples with important information and skills to help them build a strong and healthy relationship
- Practice effective communication, conflict resolution, financial planning, and family planning
- Identify potential problems before it arises
- Promote healthy relationships and reduce the likelihood of divorce
Ultimately, the goal is to promote healthy relationships and strengthen families, which benefits not only the couples themselves but also their children and society as a whole.
What do you think about these pre-marriage courses, will they make any difference?
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