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Covenant Marriages

A covenant marriage is an optional form of marriage that intends to signify the commitment between a couple. It consist of all couples, including already married couples can change their original marriage to a covenant marriage. It was founded in 1999, by a Baptist minister and his wife. This organization now claims fifty thousand couples and sixty-five cooperating ministries. This system of marriage was designed to strengthen couples in a relationship. They wanted to return to the biblical values of marriage as being “forever”. Along with the pledge of “To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish ‘till death do us part” there are other requirements when considering a covenant marriage. Couples who choose covenant marriages must complete a series of pre-martial counseling sessions. They must sign affiants attesting to their understanding that marriage is a life-long commitment. If a couple is at risk of divorce they must get approval only if infidelity, physical or sexual abuse, or conviction of a felony were the causes. One of the main reasons why covenant marriages are successful is because it aims for the couple to complete counseling sessions or separate for at least 2 years to save their marriage if possible. During counseling sessions it will tackle the reasons many couples divorce. Martial disaffection starts when there is a gradual loss of emotional attachment , a decline in caring, emotional estrangement, and an increasing sense of apathy and difference. The best way to fix a dissatisfied marriage is to have mandatory counseling sessions which is required from a covenant marriage contract. Most of the time couples don’t know what to expect going into a marriage. With the help of counseling couples can fully disclose to one another…...

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