Marriage Ethics for Singles – Part 9
Must the Church Bell Ring?
Also Read: Marriage Ethics for Singles – Part 8
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. -Matthew 3:15
Some people have asked, having gone through family introduction and engagement, “is it compulsory to also be wedded in Church?” I would say “Yes!” Don’t ever be tempted to overlook your Church wedding or accept the norm that getting married in church is unimportant.
A Church wedding affords you the privilege of having your marriage consummated in the presence of the host of heaven, a cloud of witnesses and angels, God being the Chief Guest of them all. This reinforces your commitment to each other and, also, to God. Many marriages break-up today because they have not come to terms with this truth.
Marriage is a covenant relationship between a husband, a wife and God. God is the One Who holds it together and we know that a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastics 4:12). As long as God is involved, you form a strong cord that the devil cannot break except you permit him. If you understand the place of God in your marriage
and the fact that He is your main “In-law,” you would accord Him the honour by letting Him witness the union.
This is not to say that getting married elsewhere is wrong, but to help you understand the honour and dignity you have when you are wedded in Church. You are worth more than you think; so, take the right steps to please God in everything you do. Remain Ever Blessed!