Storge – Affection for things and animals. Sometimes described as ‘sentimental love’.
Philia – Love of friends and family; a stronger bond between people.
Eros – Sexual love; physical love between two people, usually of the opposite sex.
Agape – Unconditional love, given freely and unreservedly.
- Hymn – These give the congregation an opportunity to take part in the service. They are ‘songs of praise’.
- An explanation of the purpose of marriage – One of these is ‘for companionship and support’.
- Asking for impediments – This means asking if anyone knows any reason why the couple should not be married.
- Bible reading – This shows the importance of God’s Word.
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