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All articles & reviews tagged with marriage

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July 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Divorce and remarriage (2)

Marriage is not only the principal building block in society but also has a pivotal role in human life, not least in the church. There is no greater bond on earth between two mortals than the marital vow and covenant. It is so intimate that it surpasses our relationship with our beloved parents. That…

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Article

July 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Divorce and remarriage (3)

The increasing need to deal with divorce at a church level is both discouraging and encouraging. On the one hand it reflects the terrible decline in moral standards in society as a whole; on the other, it often indicates that people from that society are being converted. Whatever the reason, we need to think…

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Article

April 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Appropriate dress

We all love a wedding. There is the chance to see family and friends, a feast laid on, the joy of sharing the happiness of the bride and groom. When an invitation arrives, we seldom turn it down. And if the Queen herself were to invite us to the next royal wedding, we would…

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Article

December 1996
Articles > Biblical/theological

Husbands and wives

It is not difficult to understand why natural men and women come to dislike one another, why their so-called love turns to hate, and why couples divorce one another and subject their children to so much turmoil and trial. These people do not know God and do not have the love of God for…

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August 1995
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Marriage – commitment to companionship

Marriage today is plagued by divorce. Why? Because it demands something of this generation that it dose not want to give: commitment to someone else. A commitment to one person for life seems to require too much exertion and is incompatible with the 'personal freedom' of the late twentieth century. How much richer people…

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