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“Our families couldn’t be happier,” the bride and groom’s families said in a joint statement. “These are two hard-working, humble, active, studious young adults who grew up together. We’re tickled that after two decades of friendship we proudly witnessed their marriage, knowing their new life together will be blessed.”

Justin Bieber tells fans to ‘put God first’

Pop star and devout Christian Justin Bieber wants to spread his faith to fans, as evidenced by his acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.

After landing the award for favorite male music artist, the Canadian teen hopped onstage, took the surfboard-styled trophy, and said, “I want to say that anything is possible. … You got to keep God first and always remember to keep family first. Jesus loves every one of you.”

The “Baby” singer made a similar statement earlier that evening, when he told Entertainment Tonight, “If you put God first and remember to always stay humble and always be gracious, then anything can happen.”

Since becoming a worldwide music sensation in 2009, Justin has spoken about his religious views many times. In an interview with the Guardian last year, the Billboard Music Award winner discussed how he shows gratitude to the Lord.

“I pray all the time,” Justin told the Guardian. “I pray two to three times a day. When I wake up, I thank him for my blessings. I thank him for putting me in this position. And at the end of the day I get out my Bible. At home-school my tutor is Christian, so we go over Bible verses. It’s something that keeps me grounded.”

Asked whether he believes atheists would be better off as Christians, the “Never Say Never” star said, “They’re definitely missing out.”

In a February interview with Rolling Stone, Justin expressed his views on abortion: “I really don’t believe in abortion. … It’s like killing a baby.”

• Compiled by Laura Donovan 2011 the Daily Caller.