UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHOGENIC AND BIOGENIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE AS A PLATFORM FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY STABILITY
The rate of divorce in our society is becoming alarming and even the rate of marital separation is equally high. Those who have permanently suspended all emotional ties, but are still co-habitating and answering ‘husbands’ and ‘wives’ appear to be in the majority. Those who are regretting their marriages seem to be far more than those who are enjoying theirs. It may be safe to speculate that most couples are trapped and looking for the quickest ways and means of bringing their marital union to an abrupt stop. This situation subsists mainly because majority has failed to understand both the psycho-genic and bio-genic differences that exist in the anatomy of the male and female genders. This paper therefore investigates and brings to the fore this subtle and striking uniqueness as a complementary and not a dividing factor in marital union. It is recommended that understanding these differences will assist couples to complement instead of fighting each other. It is also recommended that these differences should be taught in the schools, churches, conferences, Seminars and workshops so that spouses will begin to see each other as complementary partners and therefore use this understanding to live in harmony and work towards the growth and development of their marriage union, their homes and their immediate communities.