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Marriage that’s happy and lasting

For many around the world, it was a shared joy to hear the recent announcement from Britain of the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an American actress and humanitarian activist. While for some that might have been due to a fascination with all things royal, for many it was simply a delight to see a couple who looked so much in love.

In my case, the news prompted

Take my life, and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in ceaseless praise. . . . I am Thine and I will be Ever, only, all for Thee.(Frances R. Havergal, “Christian Science Hymnal,” No. 324, adapt. © CSBD)

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