THE Church has urged the nation to build on strong marriage foundation as a sign of obeying God’s commandment of love towards one another in a matrimonial relationship.
Chingola’s St Peter and Paul Catholic Church priest Louis Mutachila said a strong marriage is based on love and forgiveness.
“Work on your marriages for perfection, improve yourselves every day, do not entertain divorce,” Father Mutachila said.
He was speaking yesterday during a church service for the 50th wedding anniversary and renewal of vows of Alex Chimanse, 80, and his wife, Godfrida, 72.
Fr Mutachila urged couples to emulate Mr and Mrs Chimanse for their humility to have been in marriage for the last 50 years.
And Mr Chimanse said they managed to live together for the past 50 years because of seeking the face of God when things went wrong.
“We are committed to prayers and we always forgive each other. Being humble is one of the important factors in a marriage,” he said.