Unformatted text preview: ed and examined. How is marriage royal? A look at the marriage vows Mathis and Eggerichs (2011) explain, "Marriage is a lot like royalty. A wife wants to be first in the heart of her prince. A husband wants to be the hero that his princess admires and respects" (para 1). The Royal wedding vows (or the Solemnization of Matrimony) for Prince William and Catherine were taken from the Book of Common Prayer (1662) and distinguishes the royalty of marriage. For it is God who instituted this holy rite and it is God who designed it. As the royal wedding proceeded and the wedding vows were being recited, I could not help but notice the true significance and import of the words especially when you considered the guests in attendance. So let's scrutinize the words that William and Catherine delivered. The vows begin: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony: which is an honorable estate, instituted of God himself signifying 2 unto us...
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This document was uploaded on 03/14/2014 for the course BWVW 102 at Liberty University Duplicate.
- Spring '14