Unformatted text preview: gher dignity and power, for it is God's holy ordinance, through which he wills to perpetuate the human race until the end of time. In your love you see only your two selves in the world, but in marriage you are a link in the chain of the generations, which God causes to come and to pass away to his glory, and calls into his kingdom. In your love you see only the heaven of your own happiness, but in marriage you are placed at a post of responsibility towards the world and mankind. Your love is your own private possession, but marriage is more than something personal--it is a status, an office. Just as it is the crown, and not merely the will to rule, that makes the king, so it is marriage, and not merely your love for each other, that joins you together in the sight of God and man (p. 45). Marriage has a distinct significance. The importance of a royal marriage is the continuance of the royal bloodline. Catherine will produce an heir to the throne. As Bonhoeffer noted the idea that marriage is only a personal institution of choice between private individuals cannot be substantiated especially when the traditional wedding vows are recit...
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- Spring '14
- Prince William, Catherine Middleton