While addressing a congregation at Pallisa and Budaka districts at Namengo Catholic church, which was his first pastoral visit to the region, Bishop Blume pointed out that lack of trust was one of the biggest marriage and relationship pitfalls.
“To build strong relationships and marriages, there must be strong trust. Trust will also help us reduce the seemingly high rate of break ups and divorces in our families and relationships,” he said.
The Bishop added that having a family or a relationship build on a strong foundation of God was very important. He emphasised that families that are built without God can easily be broken.
“We should not believe so much in cultures and forget about God’s role in our lives. We should always keep in mind that all good relationships and families are built on principles of love and trustworthiness,” the Bishop said.
Bishop Blume is the Vatican ambassador to Uganda. He is a renown advocate of strong marriages and vocal crusader against gender and domestic violence.
His presence in the region has reportedly been welcomed with joy and expectations. He will continue preaching piece and teaching locals how to build happy families that are devoid of domestic violence.