In the rapidly changing society, marriage values are obscured and family problems are worsening under the current phenomenon of cohabitation, pre-marital sex, divorce, same-sex marriage, and etc.
To address such social phenomenon, close to 300 Christian married couples once again wore their wedding gowns and suits, held onto their children’s hands, and proclaimed their commitment to hold on and be loyal to the marriage policy that was set by God since creation “one man one woman, one heart one love, one husband one wife, one life one century.” Before their relatives and friends, they once again gave their wedding vows, “Whether in riches or in poverty, in health or in sickness, in joy or in pain” and the promise that they will accept, tolerate, remain loyal until death.
On July 11th, the “1111 Holy Marriage Husband and Wife Testimony Conference” took place at the Asiaworld-Expo in Hong Kong. Seeing the growing social problems as a result of the worsening of marriage and families issues, organizing committee chair Rev. Wong said that the purpose and the hopes of this conference is that the message of respecting marriage and loving your family can be rekindled through the action of Christians making a recommitment to their weddings.
In addition to the 300 recommitted “newly-weds”, their relatives, friends, and children also participated, so around 3,000 people together witnessed this “marriage of a century” from within the churches of Hong Kong.
Reporter Luke Leung translated the report.