The parents go to church after the child is born by forty days if it were a boy and by eighty days if it were a girl.
Some married couples wishing to get pregnant pray in the church closest to their home and promise God to donate money or achieve a good deed for a specific church, if god were to make their wish come true.
“He swept me off my feet with his sweet words, compliments, attentive gestures, romance, and warmth; he was a god compared to European men, who are often distant, reserved, and not very emotional. Bit by bit, I began opening up too and, against my better judgment, I gave up all my defenses.
In three months, he asked me to marry him, and in my culture this is a very serious step.
All participants pray on the water of baptism for the child who is immersed three times in water sanctified with oil.
On this special occasion the baby is dressed all in white.
It is hard to know how common polygamy, which entailed a husband being married to more than one woman, really was in ancient Israel.
Because of the nature of my work in the tourism sector, I am used to hearing that this or that country has issued a travel warning to its citizens who plan on traveling to Egypt, especially in the aftermath of an attack.
Naturally, most warnings address safety and security issues, and some warnings dedicate a section or two to hygiene and harassment.
Interestingly, one of the most affectionate titles you could call your love was "brother" or "sister" in ancient Egypt.
This had nothing to do with sibling relations, but led many archaeologists and scholars to wrongly assume that most ancient Egyptians married their siblings.