Covenant Marriage: Communication, Intimacy and a Promise of Building a Life Together, no Matter What

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Covenant Marriage and Building a Life Together
You’ve heard the statistics before; 1 in every 3 marriages ends in divorce. And it’s no wonder with the way people get married these days. Marriage isn’t about love and spending the rest of your life together. It’s about money, fame and impulse. After all, if it doesn’t work out, you can just get a divorce.

Many people are appalled with the current marriage system. If you are one of them, and you are confident that your marriage won’t end in a divorce statistics, then a covenant marriage might be a good route for you and your future spouse.

A covenant marriage is a legal kind of marriage where you agree to counselling and finding a way to make your marriage work no matter what. If you believe that divorce is not the only option, a covenant marriage may work for you.

Covenant marriage was first legalised in Louisiana in 1997. Arkansas and Arizona now also recognise covenant marriages with many other states following suit. If you are married in one of these states, you are able to switch your marriage to a covenant marriage and prove you eternal love to one another.

When you get married, you swear an oath to one another and, in some instances, to God, that you will be together til death do us part. But clearly this is not the case in many marriages. In fact, more and more couples get divorced due to irreconcilable differences.

The Foundations of Covenant Marriage: Communication and Intimacy
In covenant marriages, there are usually only three grounds for divorce. The first is abuse. If your spouse is abusing you and your family, whether it is verbal, physical or emotional, you will be able to obtain a divorce. The second is felony where your spouse commits a crime and is put into jail. You will not be forced to remain married to him or her. Finally, if your spouse commits adultery or cheats, then you may be granted a divorce.

Any other problem, such as constant fighting and or lack of communication, must be resolved by other means besides a divorce.

The Covenant of Marriage: Keeping the intimacy
Marriage is hard and sometimes the fighting can get too much. Covenant marriages are all about communication and working through your problems. This may include counselling and it may include a lot of work as a couple and as an individual.

Intimacy is another important aspect of a covenant marriage. This does not necessarily mean sexual intimacy but simply a special bond that you share with your spouse. This intimate bond is both physical and emotional.

The Definition of Love: A Covenant Marriage
In a sense, a covenant marriage is the way a real marriage should be. It is the definition of eternal love and a commitment to one another. No matter what life throws at you, with a covenant marriage, you are ready to take on the world together.