Christian Marriage

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Christian Marriage
Introduction and background.
Christian Marriage, also called Matrimony is a sacrament in which a man and a woman publicly declare their love and fidelity in front of witnesses, a priest or minister and God. The It is seen by all Christian churches as both a physical and spiritual fulfillment. Christianity emphasises that the sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a lifetime commitment. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate."' —Matthew 19:6.
Saint Paul interpreted the word of Christ on divorce and wrote “To the married I give charge, not I but the Lord, that the wife should not separate from her husband, but if she does, let her remain single or else be
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The priest recites “O Lord, our God, crown them in glory and in honour.” The crowns are also a symbol of martyrdom, as the couple give their life to each other and to Christ.
In the Anglican Church, Holy Matrimony is the union between a man and a woman who acknowledge God's presence in their lives. The couple exchange their vows and receive God's blessing via the priest or minister. Once this has taken place, the couple are declared married by the priest, the blessing and exchange of wedding rings is a popular custom, however it is not a requirement for the union to be recognised by the Church; however without a clergyman present, the marriage does not exist. The ceremony is regarded as an extremely formal, significant practice that marks the start of the couple's life together as one.

The effect of Christian Marriage today: evaluation and conclusion.
When modern Christians get married, they are reenforcing Christ's message of love for his people and his church, the couple are accepting God into their relationship and dedicating their lives to each other. The readings during the ceremony explain the continued importance of the marriage sacrament.
The key beliefs of Christianity- fidelity and love, have transcended time; from the establishment of religious traditions from the times of Paul, to a modern society. It establishes a route for a couple to begin a family of their own

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