HOW WILL I KNOW written by Adebisi Shonekan is a mind guide book that highlights and discusses important considerations for young ladies (in this case, her daughters) who are at the stage of making the important choice of a life partner.
The author talks about EIGHT important points to note when choosing a life partner : 1) HE MUST BE ANSWERABLE TO THE HIGHEST AUTHORITY 2) HE MUST BE KIND 3) HE SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE TO ANOTHER MORTAL 4) A FAMILY HISTORY/VALUES 5) HE SHOULD NOT BE ADDICTIVE BY NATURE 6) HE SHOULD NOT BE EASILY COMPROMISED OR INFLUENCED 7) HE MUST BE A MAN OF ALL SEASONS 8) HE MUST HAVE HIS PRIORITIES STRAIGHT
Other SECONDARY points to take into consideration: 1) TRIBE/RELIGION/RACE/CULTURE 2) PHYSICAL APPEARANCE 3) EDUCATION/CAREER STATUS 4) FINANCIAL STATUS 5) ABILITIES/TALENT Although she goes ahead to mention that the secondary points should not really be deal breakers as such. At the end of it all, it all depends on the individual.
This book is important because it provokes questions and starts up some very important conversations and that is why mothers are also encouraged to read and discuss this book with their daughters.
The approach is practical; the writing style is easy to read and comprehend and the message is delivered in a clear and concise manner.
Marriage is a long term thing and anyone taking the bold step must be ready and prepared. This book is a starter park.
It is good for group discussions and will be verygood for study in churches, hangouts and young adult clubs.