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Couples asked to love themselves

By Emma Onumah

Christian couples have been advised to always endeavour to love one another in order to maintain the uniqueness in marriage as ordained by God.

This advice was given by a retired Archdeacon of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Venerable Chris Okeke while performing the reaffirmation of marriage vow of Rev Canon Chike and Mrs Chika Samuelson at the Chapel of St. Mark the Evangelis at the Bishop’s Bourne last Wednesday.

In a brief homily captioned: “Living with Eternity in View”, he urged all people of God to ensure that they always do things that would give glory to God as a panacea to living with eternity in view.

Living with eternity in view, he posited, entails preaching the gospel of Christ wherever you are and living as people who have come out of Zion.

The retired Archdeacon who is now pastoring at St. John’s Anglican Church, Enugu, warned that no one can live with eternity in view if he or she is not provoked but added that a way out is to ensure that your power and protection rests in the written and spoken scriptures of God.

In their brief remarks, the Rev Canon Chike Samuelson, who is the Clerical Synod Secretary of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, his wife Chika, on behalf of their nuclear family expressed gratitude to God for being faithful in their thirty-years’ marriage and confessed that it is good to be on the side of God always, testifying further that the four biological children God gave them are also in the Lord.

The marriage re-affirmation service, which was conducted by the Archdeacon i/c Aladinma Archdeaconry, Diocese of Owerri, Venerable Paul Nwozuzu was graced with special renditions by Sir and Lady Clinton Emekoma, Dr Dan Onwukwe (a.k.a Uncle Dan) and a member of the Samuelson’s family.

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