(Closed) Covenant Marriage vs. Traditional

posted 7 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Sorry, I know it’s a bit off topic, but what’s a covenant marriage?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Never heard of there being a difference to the state.. but Darling Husband and I are definitetly in covenant with one another.

We did do pre-marital counseling on the basis that we knew all marriages should go through it.. and we don’t believe in divorce.

So even though our state doesn’t recognize marriage as a covenant, Darling Husband and I certianly do =)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@MissBennet: That’s pretty neat.. Darling Husband would’ve totally been into that & wanted it if that was an option here! too cool! *jealous* lol

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would have loved a “covenant” option! Thats awesome. We are just preparing (counseling) and then our vows and such are certainly a covenant. Just like the divine picture of Christ and his bride the Church 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Seems a bit odd to me.

We did premarital counselling and are extremely religious (met through our Christian university and attend consistently/serve in our church). I don’t know why that should have any effect on the way your marriage looks legally.

To me the legal and religious sides of marriage are barely related. We are married under God. Because we live together and are in a committed relationship we share finances and are legally bound. You can have the latter without the former.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

“Covenant marriage” is a legal term in Arizona?

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah, like PP’s have said, I’ll consider ours a “covenant marriage,” but I had no idea that there was a legal acceptance of that term!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MissBennet: I know the Bible considers marriage a covenant. As do I, on the religious side.

I just don’t think that should have anything to do with the legal side. If the state is going to allow people to “name” their marriage something other than “marriage” I’m sure other groups would want a say (“handfasting” “committment cereomny” “joining”). Marriage exists in other religions and in non-religious societies so it seems like a Christian specific addition, which I don’t think is a good direction to go.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I find it interesting that people support different tiers of a legal status.  Per the government, marriage is a legal status.  It is more than that for people of faith, of course.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I don’t care for it.  Marriage is permanent if you choose for it to be so.  Why would you need a special name for it? 

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