Desmond and Leah Tutu celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows

Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah are planning to renew their wedding vows this week.

The Eucharist services will be held at St George's Cathedral (Cape Town‚ on 2 July) and the Holy Cross Anglican Church (Soweto‚ on 4 July) ‚ his spokesperson said in a statement.

Tutu has often paid tribute to his wife‚ both sincerely and with humor, for being the best wife and the support she gave him while bringing up their children during the anti-apartheid struggle where they endured political pressures.

He praises her for ensuring his humility: “Leah has been very good at keeping my head the right size‚”

Leah Tutu’s response when she was asked about the secret to staying in love over many decades in 2011‚ said: “There is no magic to making marriage work. A marriage is never made in heaven‚ you make it what it is. If you love a person‚ it’s simply not enough. You must meet halfway‚ give and take‚ for the rest of your lives”.

She recalled how she had met him when he was stubborn headmaster’s son who ignored her as a young girl‚ and whom she “chased” in their college years‚ telling The Times: “I still think he’s very good looking”.

“We greet each other every morning and night with a kiss”, most married couples could learn a lot from Mr and Mrs Tutu if they want to keep the flame in their marriage going strong.

Picture Credit: timeslive.co.za

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