covenant marriage


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covenant marriage

n.
A marriage in which the couple agrees to certain requirements, especially in seeking counseling before separation and in restricting the permissible grounds for divorce.
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Their purpose was inherently religious: it was, through covenant marriage, to serve God.
A service of worship celebrating the covenant marriage of Miss Stephanie Michele Hampton and Dr.
The headline battles today are over what forms of marriage should be recognized by the state--sometimes over the objection of religious groups, and sometimes at their insistence: straight versus gay marriage, contract versus covenant marriage, monogamous versus polygamous marriage, and more.
123) Similarly, the return to offering covenant marriage options in some states, (124) despite being an attempt to return marriage to a privileged status, (125) has been described as a "milestone" in the "evolution of marriage from a relationship based on status to one that is regulated by contractual norms.
Our review also included an examination of covenant marriage studies (Sanchez, Nock, Wilson, & Wright, 2006).
The value of witness--of the Gospel, of the covenant marriage of married couples, and of the community of the parish, was removed from our basic experience.
In marriage, we might build off the covenant marriage idea.
During this time, local and federal governments experimented with religiously conceived covenant marriage and premarital counseling (both of them correctly described as failures), as well as welfare reform and the George W.
The obligations and rights of a wife and mother in a Louisiana covenant marriage coincide with the description in Pope John Paul II's apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem of a woman's avocation of motherhood in marriage.
As a legislator, he pursued at least 10 of them, including school voucher subsidies, abortion restrictions and covenant marriage.
First, opposite-sex couples desiring a traditional marriage could choose the option that generally adopts portions of the covenant marriage law enacted thus far by three states.
1901, 1959 (2000) (discussing covenant marriage as alternative to now extant civil marriage in order to reduce potential for divorce).
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