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Royal wedding underlines the true meaning of marriage
Monday, May 2, 2011

“It was awe-inspiring to be among the 2 billion around the world who were glued to TVs, phones and iPads, watching the royal wedding service,” said Dr David Phillips, national president of FamilyVoice Australia.

“We cheered as Prince William, and later his radiant bride Catherine, arrived at Westminster Abbey. 

“We listened intently as the wedding service began with an outline of the three purposes of marriage:
•         first, for the creation of children – to be brought up in a godly environment;
•         second, for chastity and holy living by those granted the gift of marriage;
•         third, for mutual companionship.

“Clearly, only a man-woman union has the potential to fulfil all of these purposes,” Dr Phillips said. 

“We then heard the prince and his bride promise to have and hold each other for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish as long as they both live. 

“We heard the Archbishop of Canterbury declare, ‘Those whom God has joined together, let no man put asunder.’  We heard him pronounce them man and wife. 

“It was a wonderful moment, echoed in the cheers of the hundreds of thousands outside and the hearts of millions from all parts of the globe.

“We, like them, send our love and best wishes to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their future together.  We pray that their marriage will be blessed with children who will be a blessing to others.”


  • Christianity and culture
  • Family and parenthood
  • Government and society
  • Marriage and sexuality

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