Unformatted text preview: d gives examples of those vows ("have declared"). Because of these things a declaration is announced that this man and woman are officially joined in marriage and again God, as triune, is acknowledged. The couple now enters into a marriage relationship. The Archbishop blesses the couple: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, and keep you; the Lord mercifully with his favour look upon you; and so fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace, that ye may so live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. Amen (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13220173). A Royal Marriage Marriage can indeed be royal and the wedding vows can begin a regal life desired by both the man and woman. Royal is defined as "of, relating to, or befitting a king, queen, or other monarch" as well as "above the usual or normal in standing, size, quality" (www.dictionary.com). Marriage can be royal if as Evans (1994) states, you work at it. He explains, "The condition of most marriages today is turbulent and storm tossed. While many people want a marriage that works, they do not want to work at it" (p. 13). Mathis and Eggerichs (2011) noted, There is something intriguing about roy...
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