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dc.contributor.author Mulovhedzi, T.P.
dc.contributor.author Masoga, M.A.
dc.contributor.author Mudau, Z.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-12T09:28:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-12T09:28:37Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Mulovhedzi, T.P., Masoga, M.A., & Mudau, Z.D. (2017). Sexual challenges (Khaedu dzaVhudzekani) affecting vhavenda dovorces in a church context: reflection on a case study of care and counselling within the reformed churches of South Africa in the Vhembe district. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(2), 90-103. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2122
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this article is to explore the sexual challenges (khaedu dza vhudzekani) divorcees face as they relate to pastoral care and counselling in the church. The objectives of the study were (1) to identify and describe the sexual challenges of divorcees as they relate to pastoral care and counselling in the Reformed Churches of South Africa within the Vhembe District, and (2) to contribute towards the development of an African-orientated approach to pastoral care and counselling to sup-port the Vhavenda divorcees with challenges (khaedu dza vhudzekani) after the pain of divorce and this challenge affects their faith and their practical lives. This study argues that caring and counsel-ling for divorcees should be one of the primary missions of the church. The case study involved believers who are members of the Reformed Churches of South Africa: Synod Soutpansberg, particularly the churches that minister to the Vhavenda people in the Vhembe District Municipality in the Limpopo Province in South Africa. The research employed a qualitative method, with triangulation of data as a method to validate the data collection. The findings of this study show that divorcees experience many sexual challenges, and that Reformed pastors are not doing enough to address those challenges. The findings and recommendations of the study could be useful in guiding pastors in providing pastoral care and counselling to divorcees. The article proposes a new approach of supporting church members who divorcees and who are experiencing sexual challenges. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Sexual challenges en_US
dc.subject Vhevenda divorces en_US
dc.title Sexual challenges (Khaedu dzaVhudzekani) affecting vhavenda dovorces in a church context: reflection on a case study of care and counselling within the reformed churches of South Africa in the Vhembe district en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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