The tradition of a man proposing on one knee comes from medieval knights bowing before noblewomen. Upon getting down on one knee, the proposer will then ask their partner for their hand in marriage with the phrase “Will you marry me?” as it has always been long before it changed.
Recently, some women have taken up to the courage to rather go on their kneels if the waiting is getting longer than expected or because she doesn’t want to lose the man to another woman or to publicly claim that she owns the man.
Evang. Mike Bamiloye has taken to his official Instagram page to react to the trend stating that the generation the generation that embraced the idea is a funny one. Sharing a picture of a woman on her kneels in an attempt to propose marriage to a man, Evang. Mike Bamiloye captioned it with ‘A funny generation!!!!’.
As at the time of gathering this update, the post has attracted more than 1200 reactions and hundred of comments as many who took to the comment section to share their view agreed to Evang. Mike Bamiloye’s comment that the generation is indeed funny.
As expected, many laid a different opinion in the comment section stating that any woman who does this deserves an accolades to have taken the step of proposing marriage to her man. gospelfilmsng captured some interesting comment on the post, read them below;
Funto Jemilugba Fanoro; I am amazed by most responses. No Bible student should condemn this outrighly. It’s not a normal occurrence for a woman to initiate marriage or make a proposal for marriage but there was an exception as in the case of Ruth. Ruth was led to initiate the process under the guidance/instruction of her Naomi, her mentor/spiritual parent. Boaz was no stranger to Ruth neither was Ruth a stranger to Boaz.
At that point, they believed in the same God and in our context, we will say they had similar spiritual values. After, she iniated the process, she rested and allowed God to work out things as instructed by Naomi. Scriptures were written for our examples. So what can we learn:
1. This is not a usual pattern
2. Be led before taking such a step and inform those who have spiritual oversight over you.
3. Don’t do this with a stranger
4. Be sure you have the same values especially spiritual
5. When the process is initiated, don’t force it. Allow God to work it.
That a woman made the proposal does not mean, the word of God that makes the man the head of the home and the provider will be negated. If the man accepts the proposal, he is still the head of the home and the provider. We must never exalt our mindset/culture/traditions above the word of God.
That you have not seen a successful outcome of such a process does not mean it does not exist. I have seen one and they are going from glory to God. Even after some men have proposed, is the woman not contributing to the marriage, are some women not the bread winner in their homes. The Lord gives us all understanding in Jesus name
Bamidele Arokoyo; Very funny sir.An anti-scriptural culture imbibed by the undiscipled youths of this age and brought into the body of Christ such that when especially the man does not kneel to make his proposal, he is regarded as unserious. How did this creep into our midst?
When did we deviate from Christ our model to model the world? Who did this to us? When did the western culture become our standard for living? How come the sons of Belial are now giving us a pattern to follow! SAVE US LORD!!!
Olarinmoye Oluwajuwon A lady kneeling to propose to a man is Very wrong the Bible says he who finds a wife,finds a good tin and obtain favour not the other way sir
Tola Chris Olarinre Ruth 7:7-9, was Ruth wrong here what did she do here? 7.After Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he lay down at the far end of the pile of grain and went to sleep. Then Ruth came quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down. 8.
Around midnight Boaz suddenly woke up and turned over. He was surprised to find a woman lying at his feet! 9. “Who are you?” he asked. “I am your servant Ruth,” she replied. “Spread the corner of your covering over me, for you are my family redeemer.”
Amelia Kuh’; Ruth never propose to Boaz sir,she only made Boaz to notice her not to propose to him and when he noticed her,he asked her hand in marriage,is not right for a woman to propose to a man is very wrong
Tola Chris Olarinre; Amelia Kuh Amelia Kuh i agree it’s your standard and not everybody has to do it. But don’t Judge or castigate people that do it and remember go once instructed even a prophet to marry a prostitute. Proposal is just like okay brother we’ve been dating/courting for enough time i think is high time we get married that is what proposal is not necessarily asking a man out
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